Short Story

I am…crowdfunding….again…for the same project, because PledgeMusic isn’t paying me the money I am owed. They have spent the money and I’m unable to move forward with this project until I can fulfill my promise to my supporters.

Save Big Time Superhero

by Amanda Duncan

  • $4,105.85

    Funding Goal
  • $4,138.85

    Funds Raised
  • 24

    Days to go
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
100.80%
Minimum amount is $10 Maximum amount is $1000
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Jersey Shore, NJ, United States (US)

Amanda Duncan

1 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

Hello friend! Well, here I am…crowdfunding….again. To make a long story short, I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign through the PledgeMusic platform. It was awesome and thrilling and really exciting knowing that I was going to be able to fund my first full album without the burden of going into personal debt. Once we (my supporters and I) reached 100% of my goal, Pledge sent me the 1st payment in a timely manner. Cool. My band and I went into the studio right away and the digital version of the album was finished within a year of receiving the first payment. When I sent my supporters the digital copy of my album, the 2nd payment should have been scheduled by the 2nd week of January as per the PledgeMusic agreement. That chunk of money was designated to purchase/print CDs, t-shirts, posters, and for postage to mail all the packages. Every time I tried to find out when my 2nd payment was going to be sent to me, I was passed onto a different person. And then correspondence ceased completely. By the 3rd week of January, it was revealed through Twitter and tons of press coverage that Pledge owed A LOT of artists A LOT of money. Like, millions of dollars A LOT. According to the company, the money had all been spent to “keep the lights on.” When all of that bad news came raining down, I knew I was never going to see one red cent of that money.

At first, I came out swinging, but once the press died down a huge amount of shame set in. Within the past few months, I’ve been wracking my brain trying to find a way to move forward with this project. Sitting around feeling angry and heartbroken hasn’t done me any good. It’s actually a disservice to the people who helped me get this far. I had to take a good long look in the mirror and decide to let go of whatever is holding me back. So, here I am…crowdfunding…again. I’m aiming to raise $4,105.85 because that is the exact amount that Pledge owes me. I purchased a plugin that will allow me to run this campaign through my own website. No third parties, no over the top fees, and no big-wig executives making decisions with your money. Another benefit of doing it this way is that I can purchase merchandise as the money is raised without having to wait for the campaign to end or reach 100%.

If you pre-ordered through Pledge, you are no obligated at all to participate in this campaign. If you decided to give the 2nd time around, I promise that I will work crazy hard on making more music and creative art that inspires people. And if this is the first time you’re supporting this project, thank you so much for joining an amazing kind group of people. I have so many amazing plans for my music and an equal amount of amazing ideas for building a positive fun-loving community. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being here for me.
=O) Amanda

Rewards

$10.00

Digital Album

April, 2019

Estimated Delivery
22 backers
978 rewards left

$20.00

The forthcoming full album on CD. Includes digital download.

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
500 rewards left

$20.00

Big Time Superhero Poster

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
12 backers
88 rewards left

$25.00

Signed Album on CD

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
500 rewards left

$25.00

Big Time Superhero T-Shirt

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
100 rewards left

$25.00

Songbook (Digital)

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
20 backers
980 rewards left

$30.00

CD + Poster

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
1 backers
99 rewards left

$35.00

Digital Box Set

April, 2019

Estimated Delivery
2 backers
1998 rewards left

$40.00

CD + T-shirt

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
2 backers
48 rewards left

$50.00

CD + Handwritten Lyric Sheet

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
16 backers
9 rewards left

$55.00

Signed CD + T-Shirt

May, 2019

Estimated Delivery
17 backers
33 rewards left

$500.00

Solo House Concert

June, 2019

Estimated Delivery
1 backers
9 rewards left

$1,000.00

Full Band House Concert

July, 2019

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
5 rewards left

1 review for Save Big Time Superhero

  1. Brianna Johnson (verified owner)

    I’m so glad your getting to save the album. Plus I’m happy your actually gonna get your money this time, lord knows you deserve it. Can’t wait to hear the album

    • Amanda Duncan

      I am lucky to have someone like you cheering me on. Your little encouraging pushes have helped me feel like I’m doing the right thing. Thank you so much!

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