Maius Mollis – Kickstarter Campaign Interview

Hi Maius Mollis. How are you doing and how has 2022 treated you?
It’s been great thanks! Lots of change and challenges coming my way. I’ve been busy writing new material, and getting ready to wind down for Christmas, bit can’t wait to share my plans for 2023…

We understand that you’re doing a Kickstarter campaign. What is it, how does it work, and what is it helping you to achieve in 2023? 
I’m super excited to have been selected as part of a cohort for Generator’s Youth Music funded programme ‘First Notes’ to record new original music. Funds will go towards the making of art, photography and a music video for my first release through this programme. 

With the Kickstarter, how can people help? What can people do (both financially and non-financially) to help it reach its goal? 
The Kickstarter has just 11 days to go! Please donate if you can, and share with your friends if you can’t. I’ve been blown away by the generosity shown so far and any support is greatly appreciated. 

How has the Kickstarter process been so far? Would you recommend it to other artists & creatives as a way of helping to finance projects? 
Being completely honest, launching a Kickstarter is very nerve wracking! It’s an intense and exciting process so be ready for that. If you don’t reach your set funding goal you don’t get any of the funds donated. There is also the added discomfort of asking for people’s money in a struggling economy, but I reminded myself regularly that I love being part of other artists’ journeys and that no one would donate if they weren’t able. I am so grateful for the kindness and support I have experienced throughout this process.

My tips for launching a Kickstarter:
1 – Snoop on other peoples completed Kickstarters…Some would call this market research! Look at other artists at a similar stage to yourself. What were they able to raise? What was their goal?

2 – Make your goal achievable. This is key. You want the funding goal to be a small challenge, but not something unrealistic that will set you up to fail.

3 – Read the Kickstarter guidance when you set up your project. They have lots of useful tips.

4 – Ask questions. Ask other artists who have set a Kickstarter up, google things, look up FAQ’s. Feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions. 

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Original Photo Credit: Rob Irish Media

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