The enlightened patron : a descriptive analysis of classical music projects funded on Kickstarter from 2009 to 2014 /Show full item record
|Title||The enlightened patron : a descriptive analysis of classical music projects funded on Kickstarter from 2009 to 2014 /|
|Author||Eldridge, Steven Andrew,Jr.,1980-|
|Abstract||Kickstarter is an internet-based platform for raising funds to support the creation or completion of a project. Through this website, an inspired person can create a project, and then may direct others to their project page to become backers of the project. Classical musicians have been using the website to raise funds for various projects since it began in 2009. To date, no research has examined the state of classical music fundraising via crowd-funding platforms. The purpose of this descriptive analysis was to establish a baseline standard of the 919 classical music projects that were fully funded on Kickstarter from 2009 to 2014. A computer script was developed to compile research data and information from each project regarding the financials, duration of the campaign, creator classification, inclusion of a video, reward tiers, and geographical location. All necessary information was located on the project main campaign pages. Results of this research reveal that classical music projects in this sample enjoyed a success rate of 64.5 percent. Descriptive statistics determined commonalities between successful projects, and a profile of the characteristic successful classical music project was established from the results of this research. This research constituted a first effort to determine if crowd-funding a classical music project constitutes a reliable avenue for raising funds. Recommendations for further research include extending the research past the sample years, and comparing the successful campaigns on Kickstarter to the successful campaigns found on other popular crowd-funding platforms.|
|Description||D.M.A.Texas Christian University2016
School of Music; advisor, Brian A. West.
Submitted to the Faculty, Graduate Division, College of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.
Dissertation advisor: Brian A. West.
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed June 22, 2017).
|Subject||Kickstarter.com Case studies.
Music patronage 21st century Case studies.
Crowd funding Case studies.
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