For many people, the average workday consists of fairly repetitive, mundane routines. This repetition is the main reason that people find Mondays exhausting, and Fridays exhilarating. It’s sad to say, but the average person lives for the weekend. Many people wish that they could live the glamorous life of a rock star, playing music for a living and partying during the down time, but the perception of the life of a professional musician is vastly different than reality.
Nonpoint is a band that would appear to most hard rock music fans to be living the dream, but that is not entirely true. Their songs are often played on the radio, and they tour with some of the top bands in the genre. But everything has a cost, and like the average person, Nonpoint, and other artists like them, must adhere to a budget.
Surviving as an up-and-coming artist today is a challenge because the days of huge financial backing from record labels are long gone. For most artists, the only way to survive is to tour with regularity, but getting bookings is only half of the equation. The other half is being able to fund the expenses that go hand-in-hand with touring (tour bus, fuel, crew/roadies, food). It all adds up much faster than people would imagine.
Thankfully, artists have another financing option these days – crowdfunding, where fans can make small donations in exchange for unique perks. Check out the perks for each contribution level (starting at only $10), and a short campaign video featured on the band’s Indiegogo page – “Dude, Where’s Our Bus?! – Keep NONPOINT On The Road.”
Nonpoint’s deadline to reach their $50,000 goal is on 4/18/13. So far, the campaign has generated over $33,000 from nearly 500 funders.
After several years of struggling to succeed with various lineups dating back to 1997, Nonpoint is finally getting the recognition that they deserve. The band’s song “Left For You” was featured on the Top 12 Hard Rock Songs of 2012, and they currently have the opportunity to tour with Hinder, All That Remains, Hell Yeah and others.
Help Nonpoint make it to your town by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign and enjoying some very cool perks. Click on the link below to contribute…