While we’ve always loved Kickstarter around here, it seems that—more and more—that love is being reciprocated.
Take CASH Music, an open software project which recently crossed the threshold for funding with its music platform project.
We’re building a totally free platform of tools for artists and labels to sell, share, and promote music directly to their fans. It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time because we feel it’s vital that all musicians have access to basic web tools that are free, open, and theirs to own.
We’ve already released installable tools that can be used to set up social integration, tour listings, email collection, and more. We’re in the process of adding more features including commerce and streaming. This development will continue no matter what, but we’re using this Kickstarter campaign to fund a hosted version — a nonprofit-run site that would allow access to all these things with zero setup, still free and open-source, but without the need to download and install anything to your server.
Sound interesting? Well show up at PDX PHP, Tuesday at 6:30 at ShopIgniter, to hear more about the project.
For more information on the project, visit CASH Music or follow @cashmusic on Twitter.