Harvard grad musician crowdfunds future career using fan phone

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With albums sales declining massively in the last two decades, musicians have had to seek out alternative financing options to continue making a living from their craft. Many have turned to crowdfunding platforms, offering greater access and rewards to fans who support their work in advance. Now, entrepreneurial musician Ryan Leslie is extending this tactic, by inviting fans to support his entire future career via his Disruptive Multimedia business. Leslie's next release — MZRT.Life — will be a sprawling 120+ song project, which will include an initial 12 song release plus a song a month thereafter until he retires. The…

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