Fans pay for unsigned band’s debut

Second Person get £26,000 to record debut

Fans of unsigned band Second Person have collected together £26,000 to record their first album.

The band used the website Sellaband.com to raise money directly from enthusiastic fans. The site helps artists to raise cash by connecting them with fans and holding contributions in escrow.

Once the required amount is raised, the site’s owners help to put the artists in touch with producers and studio engineers. Sellaband owns the rights for the year to any album produced.

Singer Mark Maclaine said: “It’s really amazing. We’ve got 1,000 people who believe in us and they’ve voted…with their wallets.”

Almost 1,000 fans gave money to the band. Part of the deal is that they are promised a portion of the profits if the album makes a profit, reports the Guardian.