Founder, CEO of ArtistShare
About the Instructor
Brian is as an accomplished musician, producer, educator and entrepreneur. Most notably, he is credited as being a pioneer of modern "crowdfunding". In 2001, Brian founded ArtistShare, the Internet's first "fan-funding" website which became the blueprint for many of today's crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and PledgeMusic.
In addition to the crowdfunding model, ArtistShare introduced a groundbreaking new marketing strategy for creative artists. As a result, ArtistShare's first project, Maria Schneider's "Concert in the Garden", made history by winning a Grammy award and becoming the first album ever to win a Grammy without being available in retail stores. Since that time, projects utilizing ArtistShare have received 30 Grammy award nominations and 10 Grammy award wins.
As an Internet marketing innovator, Brian has been an invited guest speaker at
- The Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, England
- The Midem Conference in Cannes, France
- The Grammy Foundation at NARAS
- ASCAP EXPO
- NYU Law School
- Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
- The Songwriters hall of fame
- The Future of Music Coalition
- George Mason School of Law
- The Global Crowdfunding Convention 2016
In 2008, he was asked to participate as an advisor to the Canadian Heritage Copyright Policy Branch as part of their research on copyright reform in Canada.
Brian also spent 15 years as an adjunct professor at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, NY and is currently an online instructor for the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music.
"But even then, with the world population so huge, placing your endeavor at the forefront of public attention for anyone willing to contribute to, is a purely brilliant idea. That is exactly what was playing in the mind of Boston musician Brian Camelio when he founded ArtistShare, the world’s oldest crowdfunding website for creative professionals, in 2003. Following the immense success of this brave new idea, other websites soon followed suit, and crowdfunding, became a full-fledged industry."
~ Forbes Magazine, 2016
In 2005, he was featured in the marketing book "The Big Moo: Stop Trying to be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable" by renowned business author and entrepreneur Seth Godin.
Brian is a U.S. Patent holder and a strong advocate of the protection of intellectual property rights for aspiring inventors and creative artists.
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- Introduction and some key concepts
- Introduction To Fan-Funding and Relationship-Based Marketing
- Fan-Funding vs. Crowdfunding Infographic
- FanFunding vs. Crowdfunding Comparison Summary
- A Cautionary Tale
- About the reading
- Methods and apparatuses for financing and marketing a creative work
- Campaign Identification Worksheet
- Self Behavior Analysis Worksheet
- Putting the tools into action
- Case Study: An Artist Reflects On His Career - The Survey
- Case Study: An Artist Reflects On His Career - The Mission Statement
- Case Study: An Artist Reflects On His Career - Definition Of Goals
- Case Study: An Artist Reflects On His Career - Marketing Message
- Assignment: Case Study: Carrying the Tradition - The Survey
- Assignment: Survey Analysis
- Assignment: Develop Mission Statement From Case Study
- Assignment: Definition of Goals Analysis
- Assignment: Complete marketing messages (call to action)