Island Records and Indiegogo have announced an innovative partnership, launching Fan Republic as the first collaboration of its kind between a music label and a crowdfunding platform. The partnership will provide a new place to discover and support emerging artists worldwide. The arrangement offers rewards for artists who reach or exceed their funding targets. These include deals and discounts negotiated by Island Records on everything from studio rates to video production and van rental. Emerging artists using Fan Republic will also have the chance to connect directly with the Island Records A&R team, who will be evaluating all projects that reach their funding targets. For more information contact Shane.ONeill@umusic.com, or go to http://www.indiegogo.com/partners/fanrepublic?locale=fr.