Music Was the Most-Funded Kickstarter Category of 2014

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2014 was a big year for Kickstarter, and it was a big year for music-related Kickstarter projects. Take Pono, Neil Young’s hi-res audio player. Pono’s Kickstarter campaign raised $6,225,354, making it the third most funded Kickstarter project of all time. It also came in at #10 for the most backers in 2014, with 18,220 people contributing to the campaign.

Overall, 22,252 projects were funded in 2014. These projects raised $529,000,000.

Successfully funded projects by category:

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Music had the highest number of backed projects in 2014. 4,009 music projects were funded. According to Kickstarter, music projects have the third highest success rate. 53.58 percent of music projects are funded.

Dollars pledged by category:

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Tech campaigns received the most money last year, coming in at $125,000,000. Music came in around the middle of the spectrum, even though the category had the highest number of funded projects. Music campaigns raised $34,100,000.


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

2 Responses

  1. Solveig

    The only issue I have with this article is the lead. Pono is a tech project, not a music project. Tech projects surpass music projects in terms of funds raised on Kickstarter by a wide margin. In 2014, All American Boy by Steve Grand was the biggest music project on Kickstarter He raised several hundred thousand dollars. Amanda Palmer still holds the record for most funded music project ever with over a million dollars in 2012, but no artist has come close to her total since.