Do people throw money at musicians?
September 27, 2012 8:48 PM Subscribe
How does one become a "patron of the (punk) arts"?
posted by manicure12 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There's a (now) up-and-coming musical act I've been following and loving for about a year now that I'd like to support. Beyond buying albums, tickets, & merch and telling friends. I'm not wealthy, but would honestly be tickled pink to be able to give them between $200-1,000 to do their thing.
They had a Indie Go Go thing back when I first heard of them but I was not in a financial situation to support with more than a few bucks at the time (and the IndieGoGo project failed anyway-no funding). They're starting to get indie press and accolades in the past couple months, which is awesome!
It is totally weird for me to randomly approach them and be like "You are great. Here is $500." But are there other ways to do this? Is it offensive to assume they need money? I don't have a personal connection to them and don't know much about them as people. Also not sure if they have a record deal? Or whatever? Don't know much other than I dig their music.
Is there a respectful and also useful way for me to financially support an artist like this who doesn't have much of anything for sale? Or is it creepy and tacky?