September 26th, 2018
Canadian Artist Crowdfunding Platform FANPUSH Launches
SB Wire | August 28, 2013
Vancouver, BC -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/28/2013 -- As major crowdfunding giants invade the Canadian market, a new Canadian crowdfunding platform previews exclusively for Canadian artists this Wednesday, August 28, 2013. FANPUSH will launch as the first Canada based, Canadian owned funding platform which focuses on Canadian artists. FANPUSH is behind Canadian music in a big way by being an award sponsor at this year's Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. They will be the Official Sponsor for the 2013 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Award for Interactive Artist or Group of the Year. Nominess for the award incldue Terri Clark, High Valley, Leah Daniels, Codie Prevost and Tenille. The CCMA Awards will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Sept 8th, 2013.
FANPUSH offically launches with full features on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The platform previews on August 28, 2013 for artists to become familiar with FANPUSH.
Musicians, filmmakers, dancers, artists and every creative person should know that FANPUSH has something important. FANPUSH puts Canada and Canadian artists first by not only competing aggressively on fees, and supporting the Canadian system, but also by utilizing their intimate knowledge of Canada's business and arts culture for Canadians who are seeking funds for their projects.
Hailing from rural Saskatchewan, and currently residing in the Vancouver suburbs, Tommy K.W. Lam, founder of FANPUSH, has been using the internet to promote musicians and artists for over twenty years. He co-founded one of the first independent music platforms back in 1994, called Digital Groove. He also was co-founder of one of the first Internet broadcast stations, EXI around the same time. FANPUSH was born from Tommy's understanding of the situations and needs experienced by Canadian artists. He says of his inspiration for FANPUSH,
"The whole idea came about when I saw so many artists that I know basically get stuck, going nowhere because they either didn't have enough funding to do their next album or the budget to get a professional quality music video made for their new single. I created FANPUSH to give them that extra push they need to get to where they want to go."
Not all crowdfunding platforms are created equal. The giants may have more traffic and marketing resources, but FANPUSH has one singular feature the others lack. Tommy understands that most funding comes from an artist's already established community, from existing fans, colleagues, supporters, friends and family. Not many people go on a crowdfunding site just to search for something to love and fund. They fund things they already love. People do more for something their heart wants.