Fun­dIt opens new door for Hynes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music News -

A num­ber of Ir­ish bands and mu­si­cians have re­cently taken to the web­site fun­dit.ie to gen­er­ate in­come to fund their record­ing projects. The web­site ac­cepts pitches from var­i­ous cre­ative projects and gives them a plat­form to raise money on­line.

Fund­ing comes in tiered lev­els, and those who choose to do­nate are given “re­wards” – usu­ally a copy of the fin­ished prod­uct, if ap­pli­ca­ble – based on the amount they choose to con­trib­ute.

Dubliner Nina Hynes, now based in Ber­lin, is one of the most re­cent mu­si­cians to launch their own Fun­dIt pro­gramme. Her full-length de­but Staros was crit­i­cally ac­claimed upon its re­lease in 2002, but mother­hood means that her mu­sic ca­reer has taken a back seat in re­cent years. She in­tends to re­lease her fourth al­bum through money raised on the site, and plans to record it in both Ber­lin and Ire­land.

“My mu­sic is again chang­ing and I don’t want to miss the chance of record­ing this spe­cial cross­roads in my life­time,” she said.

Cork’s Ten­past­seven also launched their Fun­dIt cam­paign this week, and in­tend to record a three-track EP us­ing “stan­dard, bin­au­ral and sur­round-sound tech­niques” in France’s Stu­dio Black Box. It will pay for the record­ing and press­ing of the record, with pa­trons of the pro­ject re­ceiv­ing a copy of the one-off phys­i­cal

re­lease. fun­dit.ie

lmur­phy @irish­times. com

Nina Hynes: look­ing for pa­tron­age

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