Fundraising in the Digital Age

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Musicians and artists are turning to their fans to raise funds online for upcoming projects. Today: the pros and cons of “crowd-funding.” Plus: the Danish indie-rock duo The Raveonettes play live.

Crowd-funding web sites like Kickstarter offer musicians a new platform to raise money to help curb the expensive costs of recording an album or embarking on tours. Today: we get the facts on this new source of fundraising. And later: The Raveonettes join us to play songs from the upcoming album Raven in the Grave, live in our studio.