A Christian music magazine, Contemporary Christian Music, is trying crowd funding to raise $35,000 for it’s publication. Reaching out to the community for support, the magazine hopes to establish a new way of funding Christian publications. If this succeeds, many more will follow suit. Crowd funding is an excellent way to test whether your idea is wanted by enough people, but the crowd funding site you use must have enough of the type of people that will support your project in order to be successful. Traditionally, Kickstarter has been used for non-Christian, secular projects so it will be interesting to see how Contemporary Christian Magazine’s campaign will be..
In the 1980s I grew up listening to Christian music and learned about the bands by reading CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) and other magazines.
With the rise of the internet many Christian print publications have seen their numbers of subscribers decrease. CCM adapted by switching to digital subscriptions.
CCM’s publisher Salem Communications has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 for a print version of its 35th anniversary issue.
If this Kickstarter project is successful, other Christian publications might try crowd funding.
The crowd funding model often includes special promotional items for donors. Donors to this project will receive free songs and a retro T-shirt.
The Kickstarter campaign is being promoted with hashtag #BringBackCCM.
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Contemporary Christian Music magazine is trying Kickstarter for crowdfunding. This is the same concept behind the Christian Culture Center’s Community Funding Initiative which we hope to establish this year.