Consider Brian Thornton, a Cleveland Orchestra cellist, whose Kickstarter project recently became one of the 82 Cleveland-based initiatives to find success since the site launched in April 2009. Within weeks, Thornton had raised the $15,000 he needed to make the disc, a collection of pieces emphasizing the vocal quality of the cello.
"So much of making a CD is about making other people happy," Thornton explained. "This was such a different experience for me . . . Here, you're answerable only to the people who contributed. You want to support their enthusiasm.
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