Karmafan in the Irish Times
November 23, 2007
We were mentioned in Jim Carroll’s column in the Ticket today:
Sounds like he really gets the idea:
Instant Karma for new bands
David Barton and Kulpreet Singh believe that every struggling new band out there needs a Karmafan or two.
That’s the name of the new service from the Dublin-based duo aimed at bands interested in seeing if Radiohead’s tip-jar approach to getting fans to pay for music might also work for them.
Karmafan’s free-to-use service allows people to make voluntary payments to bands if they like their music.
Fans can set up accounts with the service, top it up with a credit card or Paypal payment, and then spread the love among acts they like, provided the band in question are sporting a Karmafan button on their website, MySpace or blog.
Barton and Singh won’t take a cent from these micro-payments, believing that the idea of tips also applies to them.
“If an artist believes that Karmafan has helped them, then they can give something back.”
More information from http://www.karmafan.com