October 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Crowdfunding service Patreon has reported a significant security breach that included personal information on some of its users. The breach happened on 28 September via a debug version of the Patreon website...

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September 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Earlier this month, we reported on the upcoming launch of Aurous, a music-focused filesharing app whose slick interface – by which we mean an interface heavily inspired by Spotify – was already seeing...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There were a fair few critics of Apple Music last week, but direct-to-fan firm PledgeMusic’s president Benji Rogers is a fan. In a blog post on the company’s site, he has explained why, calling Apple’s...

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May 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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British streaming music startup Psonar has been plugging away with its idea for a pay-as-you-go model for years now, inking a licensing deal with UMG while “in progress” with talks for similar agreements...

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May 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pioneering rap trio De La Soul’s Kickstarter campaign for a new album ended over the weekend with a bang: they reached $600,874 from 11,169 backers. That makes the campaign the second most lucrative...

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April 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

African digital entertainment service Bozza, which has been compared to iTunes, is looking for £500k of equity funding – but it is turning to crowdfunding rather than traditional investment sources....

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April 8th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


YouTubers aren’t supposed to talk publicly about how much money they’re making from advertising: it’s why they squirm and deflect when asked about it on-stage at conferences. Veteran online video...

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March 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Until now, if you ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project, its page on the site would be effectively frozen in time from the funding deadline. Visit Amanda Palmer’s “The new record, art book...

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