Kickstarter Helped Musicians Raise $19,801,685 Last Year

Music was the second most-funded category behind Film & Video last year, according to stats just shared by Kickstarter. In total, music projects rallied $19,801,685, a healthy chunk of the nearly $100 million in pledges in 2011. That is more than triple the volume from 2010, though no figures are given from 2010.

Not all of those pledges turned into green lights, though a substantial amount of pledged money was collected. “84% of dollars pledged on Kickstarter are eventually collected,” Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler said.

Here’s the ranking of 13 different categories from last year, in terms of total pledges.

Source: Digital Music News