A new site called GigFunder is positioning itself to be a boon to star-struck fans who want a visit from their favorite band, and cash-strapped artists who are looking for funding for their next tour. The website helps bands and fans crowdsource digital donations from across the country. It's not just bands--comedians, magicians, DJs and more can register to get funding campaigns started. Campaigns last a maximum of 30 days, and if the visit isn't fully funded the backers aren't charged. Also, it's a two-way street. An artist can make an announcement to fans, and fans can connect with artists to invite them to a gig. If a campaign is successful, fans can be rewarded with merchandize from the band or artist.
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