Well, that didn’t last long. Björk has cancelled the Kickstarter project to raise funds to bring her ‘Biophilia’ app to more platforms less than two weeks after launching it.
As previously reported, the app version of Björk’s latest album, released in 2011, was only ever launched on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Since then she has been promoting the apps as educational tools to teach children about music and science, and launched the Kickstarter project in order to extend that not-for-profit project by making the applications available on more devices, including Android, Windows 8 and Mac OS X versions.
The singer hoped to raise £375,000 by the funding deadline on 28 Feb, and on Monday launched more rewards for high value pledges. However, these seemingly did not take off as planned, because, as noted by Music Ally, yesterday morning the project was cancelled after raising just £15,370.
What’s not clear at this stage is if this means that the project is on hold permanently or if Björk will now seek alternative funding options.