Fans fund Amy Vee's album

NEWCASTLE songstress Amy Vee has raised close to $10,000 with an online campaign to fund the release of her debut solo album.

Vee hit her monetary target on Wednesday with the three-week Pozible website campaign officially finishing yesterday.

The folk singer is not the first independent artist to solicit money from fans on Facebook and other websites.

Known as ‘‘crowd funding’’,  the phenomenon has also been used by Eskimo Joe, who exceeded their $40,000 target by $15,000 in December last year.

Fellow Aussie rocker Phil Jamieson blasted the group at the time for asking their fans to fund its latest album.

The band maintained it let them survive after they left their label Warner Music.

‘‘Doing this means we are not at the mercy of a big organisation,’’ Vee said.

 She raised $9732.

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