I have to say that as a fan of A-ha I was apprehensive about someone attempting to cover one of their clasic tracks but Color Theory aka Brian Hazard has done a brilliant job so much so I had to stop listening to it in the car because I would play it so loud it would distract me when driving.
I suggest a smart a&r person who wants to improve their hit ratio for the year should pick this up.
Crowdfunding is huge and probably the latest trend in the music business. We have had Slicethepie and Sellaband but My Major Company seem to up the bar. Describing themselves as a proper fully staffed record companies, they have had one act raise £100,000 in a week and another, Some Velvet Morning have raised a third of this in a week. Seems to bridge the gap between DIY record labels and a traditional label. You can join the site as an investor but not as an artist which sets it apart from Sellaband for example, where you can join as an artist. I think it is interesting and it does give members of the public a more robust platform making their investment less of a risk. Only time will tell if it will catch on.