In the time of collapsing financial markets one might wonder where investing money is still safe and worthwhile. Actually the music industry is looking for ways on how to cope with the concomitants of the Digital Age in which everyone is meanwhile just copying music without paying for it and thereby ruining the poor record labels and most notably the bands.
Recently the German band Angelika Express started to sell shares for their new album. One of in total 500 shares costs 50 € and in case the album realizes profit, the shareholders would get 80% and the band 20% of the earnings.
One of the bands of which I would definitely buy shares if available are the Shout Out Louds from Stockholm, Sweden. Great band! They formed in 2001 and released until now two albums: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff in 2003/2005 and Our Ill Wills in 2007.