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dc.contributor.authorEldridge, Steven Andrew,Jr.,1980-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T20:42:20Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T20:42:20Z
dc.date.created2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/12271
dc.descriptionD.M.A.Texas Christian University2016en_US
dc.descriptionSchool of Music; advisor, Brian A. West.en_US
dc.descriptionSubmitted 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.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Brian A. West.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed June 22, 2017).en_US
dc.description.abstractKickstarter 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.en_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vii, 72 pages) :en_US
dc.format.medium1 online resource (vii, 72 pages) :charts, some color.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKickstarter.com Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic patronage 21st century Case studies.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMusic entrepreneurship.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCrowd funding Case studies.en_US
dc.titleThe enlightened patron : a descriptive analysis of classical music projects funded on Kickstarter from 2009 to 2014 /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitSchool of Music


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