Funk bassist extraordinaire Bootsy Collins has just launched a campaign called #iGIVEafunk to fund the production of a new album, tour, and tour documentary. Functioning similarly to a Kickstarter campaign, #iGIVEafunk gives fans incentives to make donations, in order to reach a goal of $40,000.
The campaign, hosted on Indie Go Go, has 20 levels of contribution options, ranging from donations as small as a dollar to as much as $10,000. Incentives range from a digital download of the upcoming album (which will also be titled #iGIVEafunk) to one of Bootsy's own legendary Space Basses. Depending on how much you donate, you could also win a meet and greet with Bootsy, an Associate Producer credit on the album, or even a guest spot on the album.
Watch the above video, in which Bootsy calls this new project "a chance to bypass all the red tape, and work directly with my Funkateers," and check out #iGIVEafunk's mission statement of sorts below.
**STRAIGHT TO THE POINT SUMMARY**
We are launching a Creative Arts movement called #iGIVEafunk to inspire everyone to STOP and take a moment to LISTEN to the world around them and STAND UP for what they believe in.
Tell the world "iGIVEafunk about breast cancer awareness, and I'm taking part in a walk to raise funds and bring awareness to the cure!"
"iGIVEafunk about musical education, so I'm donating my time to teach the youth in my neighborhood"
"iGIVEafunk about the cure for Diabetes, so I'm starting with my family and teaching them the importance of balanced and healthy eating"
To do our part, we are going on tour, using the power of music to bring awareness to the needs of different community focused organizations in the cities we stop in. We will turn this experience into a Documentary and as part of it record a brand new Bootsy Collins Live DVD and Album!
After the tour is over, we will continue to spread our beliefs that the world is only lacking all of us Give'n A Funk about and taking action for what we hold as important in our individual lives.
#iGIVEafunk is our chance to come together with a unified voice!
Via: Indie Go Go