Forget Music, Bring A&R to the Masses

Slice the Pie

A new web-site www.slicethepie.com popped up recently offering a way for artists to get financing for an album even further away from the major label dinosaur.


Straight from the fans.

Offering to connect artists with an internet full of self-described A&R people and playing out the idea of everyone being an investor, Slice the Pie aims to simplify the whole process by giving amateurs complete control.

It’s too soon to know if this will break out, but it’s refreshing to see that someone is thinking way, way, way outside the box.

For all their talk about being non-exclusive and ‘artist friendly’, I had a really hard time understanding all of the ramifications of securing financing through them.

Which is completely understandable.

After all, would you invest in an artist if there seemed to be any kind of chance that the $15,000 would be blown on strippers and coke?

No. And neither would anyone else.

The snag in this comes from the motivation of the people choosing to invest in these artists. Are they looking for someone they want to listen to? Or someone that they think that everyone else will.

Hopefully, this will lead to more of this kind of extreme innovation, but I think we’ll all have to keep hoping for something better.


2 Responses to “Forget Music, Bring A&R to the Masses”

  1. 1 John McLoughlin
    February 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    OMG that top makes me wanna mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 random pervert
    March 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    why aren’t there any links to photos of naked chicks on this blog post?????

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