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Stellar hope to reach 1000% over crowdfunding goal

By GhostWriter   Saturday, February 25, 2017   43,362   2,353   57



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Stellar was one of the first K-pop groups to use crowdfunding site Makestar to raise money for album releases and other projects.

After having two successful crowdfunding projects, Stellar started up their third one back in December for their 'Fanspecial' Album Project.

They quickly hit their initial funding goal of $8,321.55 and the funding has been growing ever since. With the increase of money, they have added various stretch goals. They've already reached the stretch goals of 500% (Yasik/"Midnight Meal" sent to Stellar under Star Makers' name AND mokbang video added!), 600% (Glow in the dark Stellar logo bracelet added!), and 700% (Fans gift a day off to Stellar! -Send Stellar shopping!). 

A total of 493 backers have funded the project and they're currently sitting at around $64,000 raised which is 770% over their goal. That sounds like a lot but they're not done as they have three more stretch goals they would like to achieve. These include: 800% (Unreleased Stellar group photo print added! + 1 Photo Postcard Calendar!), 900% (Ga-Young's Composed Track added as Bonus Track!), and finally 1000% (Stellar Comeback Ad in Subway Stations in Korea! - Will proceeded during their Comeback season).

The crowdfunding project ends on March 22 and fans have around 24 days left to try to reach 1000%. If you would like to help fund the project, you can do so here at the Makestar website.

SEE ALSO: Stellar used crowdfunding to produce their new album?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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exocool Sunday, February 26, 2017

They are the best, their music is gold!

Fatimaaxo Sunday, February 26, 2017

Stellar is actually such a good group so sad to see them struggle like this

JM999 Sunday, February 26, 2017

Stellar Comeback Ad in Subway Stations in Korea should help them a lot!!! They have the visuals, the talent and good songs, but they really need a big marketing too! I think thats the biggest advantage that groups from big campanies have, even some are not as talented as Stellar, they're still more successful because they can afford a big market campaign.

krell JM999 Sunday, February 26, 2017

Yes, agreed. And also, the *bigger* AGENCY Groups (say SNSD) can generally count on SALES in countries *not* S.KOREA. Which, for STELLAR, they do *not* get much of that either ('other Asian nation sales).

Winston JM999 Monday, February 27, 2017

I would say rather than the 1000% goal of a subway ad, i am more interested in personal things like the 900% target of the added self composed track. Marketing gimmicks like large subway AD, I dunno how "effective" it will be in getting attention or getting people to buy their songs, or give their music a listen, i think most will just walk past without even giving it a look, and compared to the amount of money spent giving to the media company to print and put up the ad, it would be better off doing things like renting a hall for 1 extra day of concert for fans and such.

Lena_Live Sunday, February 26, 2017

I don't get why people are complaining about Stellar dong this. It's clearly not their fault that their agency can't afford paying this on their own. I think it's no problem

krell Lena_Live Sunday, February 26, 2017

Yes, I find this a *creative* manner for a Group/Agency like STELLAR to 'keep going' as best that they can do it. NOBODY is forcing anyone to give them money.

Mona_Vanderwaal Sunday, February 26, 2017

It breaks my heart to see that Stellar needs to do this crowdfunding like they have no backing agency. It's just life is so unfair to people who can offer so much but then again,  have no influencing backers or whatevuh.

Winston Mona_Vanderwaal Monday, February 27, 2017

to be honest i am "happy" to see them doing it, WHERE else can a overseas fan get hold of an AUTOGRAPHED album shipped to them, without having to FLY to Korea for a fansign, (that is IF you even get picked for a fansign). These crowdfunding projects can offer new groups much needed assistance as they MAY have fans outside of korea but they never know about it because their agency dun have budget to promote them overseas. by being about to offer things like invitation to their fan events to overseas fans, and something they can replace it with a video call if you cant go, these groups offer overseas fans a chance to interact with them without flying all the way to Korea, which a plane ticket will cost like maybe 800USD or more for some

sheepishly Saturday, February 25, 2017

I feel like ever since they've been successful the first time, now they're just milking it. I might get hate for this comment, but come on. If they truly weren't milking it, they would've stopped accepting donations right when they hit the goal. But nope, now they're not just a few thousand over; they're freaking 8x over! I mean Damn, can't help but feel what I feel.

HannahMontana sheepishly Saturday, February 25, 2017

I think thats unfair. Like do you realise the amount they've raised so far wouldn't even fund a whole comeback. It wouldn't even cover the cost of a nice music video. Like.... meanwhile other groups selling shitty merchandise and pointless repackages and getting millions and millions of profit

HannahMontana Saturday, February 25, 2017

not to mention their comebacks still havent hit the same success as marionette ??? so these projects arent resulting in huge profits (or barely any)

sheepishly HannahMontana Sunday, February 26, 2017

64k is more than enough to fund a comeback. Music videos don't need to be expensive to be good. All you need is a really good and marketable song with the talent to back it up. Like I said, maybe it's just me that feels this way, but I don't think they should've kept accepting donations once their initial goal was hit.

HannahMontana sheepishly Sunday, February 26, 2017

Nope. Wrong. it costs somewhere between 50k-150k to cost a music video in America. And kpop music videos are said to cost three times as much. THE BARE MINIMUM FOR A KPOP MV IS 1 MILLION DOLLARS. Please educate your ignorance. I don't care about how you 'feel' on this matter, I'm talking straight facts

HannahMontana Sunday, February 26, 2017

You're talking straight out of your ass as if you actually know anything and you don't. Which is fine if you don't. Just don't pretend like you do

HannahMontana sheepishly Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just because the initial goal is 8,000 doesn't mean that's how much it costs to fund a comeback lmfao. These agencies have to fork out money of their own, these makestar projects help with paying for the costs of the album and going towards other things but ultimately there hasn't been a makestar big enough in the history of ever that has funded a full comeback.

Winston sheepishly Monday, February 27, 2017

I dun think u understand what Crowdfunding is, crowdfunding isn't begging, or asking for donations. if you dun like it, you can support them by buying their album from a regular retail store when the album is released, what is different with crowdfunding, is those WHO intend to buy their album ANYWAY, get a chance to feel a sense of participation when they see their name included in the thanks to, and they get a autographed album without having to queue overnight for a fansign. they are not asking those who dun like their music to give them money. i am sure those 500+ people who took part are already their avid fans and would have bought their albums anyway with or without the crowd funding.

HannahMontana Winston Monday, February 27, 2017

PREACH @Winston

mparserz Saturday, February 25, 2017

I think that crowdfunding for groups like Stellar is an awesome idea. It gets their music made for people who are going to support the song/albums anyway. More groups that are not in the spotlight as much as other groups should do the same. But if groups do these type of campaigns, I think it's only right that their agencies provide info on how the funds are spent, and not only that, how the percentages of the profits are routed to. It isn't right for an agency to have a group's music be crowdfunded, only to have most of the profits go back to the agency. It should mainly go to the artists so that they can pay off their debts to the agencies quicker. I don't think this would be asking for much.

Winston Saturday, February 25, 2017

Some agencies use sales tactics like Multiple copies,  or editions of the same album, to entice fans to buy more, and idol merchandise like mugs, lightsticks, socks, towels, and even snacks like SuJu ramen and such, these are ways the agencies use to get fans to spend more than just buying music and concert tickets, I think compare to big name agencies who use such sales tactics like SM, and JYP and YG etc, Stellar dun have so many official merchandise to sell for added income, and using Makestar, they dun really JUST ask for donations, they sell special packages with items like limited edition album (different from what u get at retail outlets) and signed albums as a way to reward fans who support the projects, and compared to items like lightsticks which you can purchase anytime and any amount, having autographed albums is more personal and i think thats why fans like it better than a factory mass produced item. Some groups are lacking in fandom size and do need the crowd funding to get more funds and be more well known, despite their 700% goal target if you see the number of "packages" bought its under 500, so i can say their fandom buying power is nothing like that of TWICE who can hit 300k pre-orders, so i think we should not criticise the lesser groups from doing what they need to survive when big agencies are ripping kids off with $20 or so lightsticks and expensive snacks, which i think benefit the agency bosses more than it goes to the idol's pockets.

krell Winston Sunday, February 26, 2017

Yes, agreed. In fact, one does almost *wonder* IF say the 'STAN' FANS of the 'Big 3 Agency' Groups do *resent* it that Groups like STELLAR have found a way to STAY ALIVE via this CROWD FUNDING option. (Joking) GREED will be IF ever SNSD Group does CROWD FUNDING !!! ...

tzuu_x Saturday, February 25, 2017

It's upsetting that they have no other choice but to ask fans for funding, especially when they continue to release bop after bop but fail to chart high. Mask, Vibrato, Sting... I could go on. Everyone needs to stop sleeping on these talented girls.

taigoesrawr Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stellar is very popular on makestar ... ^^ I've been lurking their and it's amazing the outpouring of support they have received time and time again. Grats girls. :)

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