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The fickleness of crowds: is crowdfunding a good deal?

Did they mention the sleepless nights and off-the-chart stress?

31st January, 2016
Aoife Kelly of Blinder Films Picture: Feargal Ward

It would be hard to picture a band walking into a bank to fund its debut music video. The Toilers, an Irish-British blues band based in London, never even gave the idea a thought.

The band took to the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, telling its fans all about its plan for the video titled Banshee Betty. It tells the story of a man being drawn out to the woods by a folklore creature, and the band...

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