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Fundraising Platforms for Creatives

  • Bandcamp: An online webstore geared towards music that allows you to sell both digital and physical music and merch. Seller manages shipping themselves. If you have a printer, you can use a service like Sendle to ship from the comfort of your home. Tutorial here.
  • Artist First: Artist First specialise in selling band merchandise online to consumers in Australia & New Zealand. Apply for an account, and once approved, drop your merch to them. They set up a webstore and manage shipping for you, for a fee.

  • The Merch DeskThe Merch Desk costs nothing to get started and with their help artists can be selling to their fans in hours not weeks. Artists can sign up, upload designs and then fans can start buying merch immediately, with a majority of the profits going back to the artist.
  • Patreon: With a subscription-style payment model, fans pay their favorite creators a monthly amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, or a closer look into their creative journey. Tutorial here.
  • OnlyFans: A fan-paid subscription service that allows you to upload tutorials, tips, behind-the-scenes footage, etc.

  • Gofundme: A fundraising online platform with 0% platform fee. Only for accepting donations, you can't sell items. Tutorial here.
  • Pozible: An online platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience, worldwide. If people love what you’re creating, they can support it by pledging money. In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment. Tutorial here.

  • Spotify Fundraising tools: Spotify have announced a Music Relief package, which will include new tools for artists to raise funds from fans through their Spotify account. If you’re a Spotify for Artists user interested in this feature, please sign up here, and they will email you when it’s ready.

  • Digital vouchers (examples here and here)

 


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