Many people laughed and had rude comments about TLC, but obviously the naysayers opinions didn’t matter. TLC has not only reached their goal, but they have surpassed it!
Their idea is brilliant. Here’s an excerpt from their kickstarter page on why they decided to ask fans to help create their album.
TLC: While major labels offer artists multimillion dollar recording and marketing budgets, they don’t often give artists complete control of their own music. It is ESSENTIAL that we create our final album completely on our own terms, without any restrictions, with YOU.
Plus, we are still singing. It’s what we love to do, so WHY NOT?!
We feel so blessed to have this opportunity to continue making music, and even more blessed that we get to do it with every single one of you.
Over the years, we have always been hands on with our fans! Now Kickstarter allows us to directly connect with you. Send us Kickstarter messages, write comments, check out our updates. It will be fun 🙂
We also want you to ROCK THE VOTE. We will send ALL BACKERS who pledge $5 or MORE a list of tracks we want to remix. YOU will vote on your favorite, and the track with the most votes will be included on the album!!
Just like Beyoncé started a new trend with her surprise self-titled album, maybe TLC is ushering in a new way for fans to get the exact music they want. TLC, let’s get it.
#NoScrubs #TheyGotWaterfalls #LetMeKnowWhatYouThinkBelow
– B. Smith