What do people think about PledgeMusic, and musicians using Kickstarter to fund projects/albums? Darren Hayman has been tweeting recently about it, and whilst he's been very forthright about it, I'm inclined to agree with some of what he's been saying. The 'pay £50 to hang out with a singer songwriter from Bath' part makes me most uncomfortable, but I'm not sure if this is anything more than a gut reaction.
Avalanche Records wrote a blog about it too: http://www.avalancherecords.co.uk/2012/01/16/pledgemusic-kickstarter-and-albumsingle-launches/
So what do people think? Legitimate way for non-major label artists to fund albums or taking advantage of fans?