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Public Enemy Redefines the Music Business
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 2:15PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

From The Wonder TwinZ:


"It starts with the fans first, then the artists create from there."
- Chuck D.

Become a Believer in Public Enemy’s next record here .

Iconic hip hop group Public Enemy led a new revolution in the music business when it announced a partnership with on October 6th to finance the recording of their next album through "fan funding". Now only two weeks after making that announcement, Public Enemy has raised over $50,000 from over 700 fans in 50 countries. Public Enemy is the first established act to sign up with SellaBand, which has found great success with independent artists since its European launch in 2006.

Public Enemy is aiming to raise $250,000 in increments of $25.00. Fans will not only receive an exclusive, numbered copy of the album but will also share in the revenues from this upcoming recording.

“SellaBand's financial engine model goes about restructuring the music business in reverse,” says PE frontman Chuck D. “It starts with fans first, then the artists create from there. The music business is built on searching for fans and this is a brand new way for acts to coming to create a new album with fans first, already on board.”

The $250,000 will be used to:

    * A: fund the complete recording costs and expenses for its next album and
    * B: Fund a strategic marketing plan for the worldwide release of the SellaBand album in 2010.

Want to be a part of history and be a part of changing the music industry forever? Become a Believer in Public Enemy’s next record here .

Think you can make records just as hot or hotter than Public Enemy? Sign up as an Artist and state your case to over 60,000 music investors here .

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