More than likely you are a music fan if you visit (or stumble upon) my blog. But are you a believer in new musicians? Websites such as Slicethepie and Sellaband encourage fans to invest in musicians.
Up to now I haven’t taken the time to really browse either site or the artists involved. In a time where heavy-hitting bands are trying out new methods of exposure I think this process of discovery will evolve as well. Over the weekend I read a bit more about both entities.
Sellaband is touting their most recent singer to secure the $50,000 mark to record, Ellie Williams. Her music seems to be a blend of Jewel and Sarah McLachlan. The question remains, can these artists garner wider exposure once they have music to distribute? I think you still need a live fanbase and some ‘luck’ to get very far.