Crowdfunding's the way forward for many indie artists who'd like to maintain control of their careers and make the records they should be making, without interference from a record company. By getting fans to donate up front the price of an album – or more, for extra goodies – the production costs of making the album are thus covered. We here at Time Out recently put some money in the kitty for Jae Laffer from the Panics' forthcoming album, and we're sure as heck going to do the same to hear what Jen Cloher's got up her sleeve next.
The ARIA-nominated Melbourne singer-songwriter is campaigning to raise $15,000 to get her third album mixed, released and the next video clip shot by May 2013. Depending on how much you donate, you could be serenaded by Jen herself, feature in her next clip, or get some insider advice on how to start your music career.