Followup: Brassft Punk

The Brassft Punk project managed not to just meet the funding goal, it actually got doubled! I sent the project’s organizer, Earl Scioneaux, a few questions to follow up:

Earl & His Hair

Earl & His Hair

Can you give a brief summary of what your project is all about?

I’m doing a Daft Punk tribute record where I’m arranging their tunes for a New Orleans brass band.

How much were you trying to raise?

$10,000

How quickly did you reach your goal?

It took about 12 or 13 days.

What is the money going towards?

The biggest single expense is paying musicians. Then there’s all kinds of stuff like licensing fees, vinyl manufacturing, etc.

How did you get the word out about your campaign?

I just reached out to anyone and everyone I could that I thought might take interest. Facebook, twitter, and some music press that I knew. From there, bloggers and more press picked up the story and ran with it. There was even an article about this project in Ars Technica.

How did you differentiate your campaign from others to make it stand out?

It’s my hair, mostly.

What do you think it was about your project that made your campaign successful?

I’m blending 2 kinds of really fun music that lots of people love. I think that’s exciting, and it seems a lot of other people do too.

What’s next?

I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks writing out these arrangements, selecting musicians, and making recording plans. I was never planning to do shows with this project, but there’s been so much demand for it that once the record is made I may end up taking this project on tour.

Is there a URL for people to follow your progress in the future?

Yes. My facebook music page is here:
http://www.facebook.com/maddwikkid