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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March 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Fresh from signing up musician Amanda Palmer, Patreon has announced that it's now paying out $2m a month to its network of creators, and that it's acquiring fellow crowdfunding service Subbable. Patreon...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on the launch of Amanda Palmer’s Patreon campaign earlier this week. A few days on – at the time of writing – she has 2,369 backers on the crowdfunding service committed to paying $21,463...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

“What most people don’t really understand is that all content creators – people who put things on the internet, and populate the shell of the web with awesome things to enjoy – are all in the same...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


As first questions in a press interview go, “Do you think that you’re a pathological liar?” takes some beating. Yet that was the opening salvo in a recent interview with veteran games developer...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have heard the Amen Break many times, in different forms: the drum loop from The Winstons’ song ‘Amen Brother’ has been used widely as a sample in hip-hop, drum’n’bass and other genres...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last June, crowdfunding service Kickstarter finished rolling out a new system for projects to go live, with an algorithm giving each an initial scan to detect whether they could launch without the need...

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