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    Posted June 19, 2014 by
    Zagreb, Croatia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Student voices in journalism

    First Croatian online media to start a crowdfunding campaign


    A crowdfunding campaign has been started in an effort to transform a new Croatian music blog, Sound Report, into a website dedicated to the promotion of new rock and urban music bands and artists.


    As a student project launched at the beginning of the year, Sound Report has turned from a hobby into a full-time job. The blog has been followed by an increasing number of readers, thanks to which its attendance has been doubling from month to month. In only 5 months, the blog's two founders have expanded their team to include 10 student colleagues who have so far attended about a hundred concerts, following the work of over 150 new, high-quality and still unestablished bands.


    The crowdfunding campaign set up on Indiegogo has been initiated with the aim to raise funds for creating a website which would serve as an effective multimedia platform for the promotion of new underground and rock musicians on the Croatian music scene, who, in spite of their great number and high quality, are unable to get substantial mainstream media coverage, as opposed to, for example, turbo-folk and other types of trash music.


    Sound Report's crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo lasts until July 12.

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