Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 15-06-2009
The Hector Fund is an organisation that aims to help independent artists find the money to produce their material. They provide a platform in which an artist can offer certain privileges to fans like a signed copy of the album or having your name listed in the “thank you” section of the liner notes. These offers come at a range of prices for different levels.
At the moment there are only three artists in The Hector Fund, Linda Thompson, Bodega Girls and Alex Alvear. Linda Thompson is offering a free download of her track ‘Never The Bride’ exclusively for The Hector Fund.
This sort of initiative is important as it stops artists becoming locked into contracts whilst allowing them to professionally produce their albums.
“The Hector Fund is changing the way the world finances music by applying the principles of microfinancing to the music industry. The Hector Fund is supporting economic development in music capitals around the globe by developing an Artistfunding Platform that allows music fans to give financial support directly to their favorite artist in exchange for a more fulfilling fan experience.”