SellaBand, found online at SellaBand.com, says their company allows new, independent musicians to fund their musical projects with investments made by their fans, so there is no need to sign a dissatisfying contract with label.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the main goal behind SellaBand is to provide support, tools, and resources to independent musicians who want to retain ownership and control over their own music, rather than handing it over to a record label.
However, once artists get started with SellaBand, they can also use their website as a portal through which they can connect with industry professionals in order to find the best possible representation and musical partnerships available to them.
Fans can sign up for SellaBand membership for free and begin searching through their featured and available artists to see what items and experiences in which you may want to invest, from basic items like a new album download to extravagant items like having your name mentioned in the liner notes or getting to meet the band in person via Skype.
Bands can offer a wide range of products and experiences and have discretion over pricing, so there is no way to quote a static set of costs for this website. Prices may begin round $10 and go up to $500. All fees and prices will be disclosed before you decide to invest, though American users should note prices are displayed in Euros.
Unfortunately once an artist has reached their goal, fans will be unable to withdraw their money. But any time before an artist has reached their fundraising goal, money may be withdrawn from one artist and re-deposited with another artist.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] or by phone at +49 (0)89 124 139 - 338.
While there are not many customer or user reviews available at this time, there are many different third party blogs and websites that have reported enthusiastically on the potential this website has.
Competitors and Alternatives?
While there are many other websites for artists who are interested in help recording and distributing their next album, SellaBand and Pledge Music may be unique for the level of involvement they provide for the fans.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your SellaBand reviews below.