With all of the abilities to produce almost anything nearly at our beck and whim, I have to wonder if utilizing Kickstarter (or Kickstarter-like programs) could be possible to set into motion wanted remasters of albums that usually get ignored.
I bring this up because, within a recent article, the thoughts of likely to be never remastered albums like Heroes Are Hard To Find, Bare Trees, and Mystery To Me, all from Fleetwood Mac arose in discussion. And there is much truth in this. Great titles that didn’t have HUGE possibilities monetarily are usually not brought to the discussion table when suggesting reissue titles.
But the problem there is the need of profit.
What if there were really no need for profit, but rather the satisfaction of producing albums that would be made available to fans?
I will admit to not knowing nearly enough here as to the needs of licensing, remastering, reproductions, and all that jazz but it seems to me that more obscure titles would not need the overhead of more lucrative titles. And if this be the case, I wonder if someone (me?) were to do the legwork with inquiries, could we start a Kickstarter campaign for each wanted title? We could make these things quite attractive, certainly numbered, and rare indeed.
Just an idea, that I thought that I would throw out there.
SO, if this were the case and we could bring this kind of thing to fruition, what would you think? And if you think such a thing could be cool, what obscure titles would you like to see “kick-started”?