UK singer/songwriter, Jersey Budd’s, today announced a few smart moves based on digital music.
There’s a new fan-promoted band shares concept type of thing in the frame, Bandstocks, a brainchild of the gang behind B-Unique Records (Kaiser Chiefs, et al.) and Civilian Industries (run by music industry lawyer Andrew Lewis).
The service – which must be seen as something akin to SellaBand and SliceThePie – lets fans invest in new acts to help them record albums. However, unlike the other two sites, the bands are pre-selected by a team of experts – which, given the involvement of a succesful label – makes one consider if its really just a way to make fans pay first for the label to issue music releases, though that notion feels very cynical.