Earning money as a musician can be very challenging at times as you may have learned yourself. The good news is that there are many successful crowdfunders in the arts and creative areas that have led successful crowfunding campaigns and agreed to share 95 Tips for Crowdfunders from Crowdfunders with you.
There is a section on raising support offline which is particularly relevant to musicians whose biggest audience is primarily local.
The section on launching your project includes a comment about holding a launch event which draws on local support. For musicians, a launch party or event can bring your local fanbase out, create some great local press, and can be a great way to generate money by selling early music releases and music merchandise.