Makestar is an Entertainment industry specialized crowdfunding service which hosts projects from singers, actors, models, drama, movies, and concerts. Makestar is a hub that connects fans with the stars.
Crowdfunding is a method of collecting funds from the masses for a specific goal.
The crowdfunding Makestar offers allows pledgers to support projects/artists of their choice, and in return receive both tangible and intangible rewards and benefits from the project creators.
The team behind Makestar is made up of people who have many years experience and expertise in the Korean entertainment industry, as well as members who are passionate about creating a user-friendly service.
All rights to a project belong to the project creator. Makestar acts as the communication mediator between the project creators and pledgers, and claims no rights to the projects.
For "All or nothing" projects, the funding needs to reach 100% of the goal before the project end date. If unsuccessful, all pledges will be refunded and rewards will not be distributed. For "Keep it all" projects, the project is deemed a success even if the funding falls short of 100%, and rewards will be distributed as listed.
All Makestar projects are created under contract between Makestar Inc. and entertainment agencies. For the moment, project creation is not open to the public.
Makestar is a service that aims to connect the stars with the fans, and hosts various events in the area of, including, but not limited to, Album production, Music Video production, Photobook production, Merchandise, Offline Party, and Debut Preparation. -> Each of these crowdfunding events are called 'Projects'.
A project may open through a management company's direct wish, or when a large number of requests come in from the fans themselves.
The funding goal is an estimation of the minimum amount of funds required for the production of the indicated merchandise or event.
Once a project reaches 100%, the merchandise or event being crowdfunded goes into production. In the event that the funding exceeds the original goal, the additional funds are also delivered to the project creator, less Makestar fees. With a greater amounts of funds amassed, the end product will be produced in ever higher quality, and pledgers are often rewarded with extra stretch goal rewards.
The funds from a charity project are donated under the artist(s) and the honorary producers' names. The target charity is decided on by the project creator.
The project creator and, in the event that the two differ, the artists decide on the reward set up, and all event schedules. The fans' suggestions are also taken into account when setting up the rewards.
Yes, it is.
Please send in your suggestion through the following link
For Entertainment Agencies:
Please send the name of the company, name of artist, contact person position, contact number/email, media kit (or equivalent) of the artist, and the nature of the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Makestar staff will review your proposal and get back to you in a timely manner.
By clicking on this button, you have taken your first step towards becoming an honorary producer to an artist's project.
You can always leave words of encouragement under the project, or share the project via social media to let as many people as possible know. Every little bit helps!
Any changes made to the rewards or project will be displayed in the "NOTICE" field in the project detail page. Additional information may be uploaded via the "Updates" tab, as well as individual email.
Once the project reaches 100% of its funding goal, it is confirmed and ready to go forward! The project will proceed until the end date as planned. There may be further stretch goals for even bigger rewards, so keep checking the updates!
From time to time, a project may set funding goals above the initial 100%. In the event that these new goals are reached, the project creators offer even bigger additional rewards for the pledgers.
Makestar currently offers payment via credit card, PayPal, and Alipay.
The confirmation of payment may take up to several hours. If the problem persists for more than 24 hours, please email our helpdesk (email@example.com).
Absolutely. Make sure to select Korea as the destination country, and search for the address by using the Korean postal code.
You will be notified of important news via email and project updates.
After logging into our service, you may check your pledge history via the top menu, under your name.
You may find the tracking code for your package under "My Projects". If the tracking code is indicated as "N/A", either the package is still being prepared, or your reward level does not include any physical goods to be delivered.
You may makes changes to your mailing address any time before the project end date. First, login to Makestar, go to your pledge history, click on the pledge for which you would like to change the mailing address, and edit the information.
If applicable, send us photos of the reward at different angles and send them to our helpdesk email. The helpdesk email address is found at the bottom of this FAQ.
Please, email our helpdesk for assistance. When emailing us, you can help us speed up the process by providing us with your pledge information along with the issue. The helpdesk email address is found at the bottom of this FAQ.
In the event that an "All or nothing" project is unsuccessful, refunds will be made out through the original method of payment. Should this be unavailable, we will contact you by email to arrange another method that is possible.
It may depend on the project and the event. Please, email us to let us know you would like someone else to attend, along with your pledge information. The helpdesk email address is found at the bottom of this FAQ.
For events that involve additional perks for the earliest pledgers, the results will be posted as an update on the project detail page.
When you are pledging to a project, you may leave a message for the stars in the "Notes" field. This message will be delivered to the agency to be delivered to the stars. The "Notes" field is also used for additional information such as selecting a member for various rewards.
Makestar runs various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Weibo, Youku, etc) to better reach the fans. Click on the social media buttons at the bottom of the page, and follow our pages to get the newest from the artists!
Event winnings information will be communicated to the winners individually via email.
Please email our helpdesk for assistance.