New York, NY. International direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic has recently partnered with NewSong Music for the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. As partners in the contest, PledgeMusic will sponsor the publicity/PR campaign that will be launched in support of this year’s grand prize winner’s fully-funded album. The album will be produced by producer Iestyn Polson (David Gray, Patty Smith, David Bowie) and recorded at Echo Mountain Recording, one of the nation’s premier recording facilities located in Asheville, NC.
Founded in 2009, PledgeMusic is a hands-on direct to fan music making platform, where artists engage and grow their fan base, raise funding for their projects, and nominate a charity to benefit from the process. Several NewSong Recordings artists have utilized the PledgeMusic platform with great success, including Chris Velan and last year’s grand prize winner Arthur Alligood.
“Arthur is a first class talent and his dedication to his fans is precisely what a successful PledgeMusic project is built upon,” said Jayce Varden, PledgeMusic COO. “This is just the beginning of a long relationship between PledgeMusic and NewSong.”