November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From YouTubers and crowdfunding to streaming music services, prominent VC Saul Klein is enthusiastic about the next few years in the creative industries. “When you marry this proliferation of content...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: good luck to anyone barmy enough to think they can fund a streaming service with $30,000. But LA-based startup Vaytus says its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has updated its terms of use with a new section explaining what creators should do when their successfully-funded project doesn’t go to plan – for example, in the...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The history of online crowdfunding thus far has revolved around deadlines: 30-day (or more) campaigns with a deadline to raise a certain amount of cash, often with stretch goals for surpassing that goal....

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding service Kickstarter’s global expansion is continuing: yesterday the company opened up to new projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland. Creators can start uploading their projects...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British newspaper The Guardian has long had a unique funding model. There’s advertising and cover price sales, of course, but it is also heavily underwritten by the Scott Trust, essentially there to...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this year, YouTube announced plans to add a crowdfunding feature to its service, enabling fans to donate directly to their favourite creators while watching their videos. It’s now gone live...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic raised $6.23m on Kickstarter earlier this year, but its current, second crowdfunding campaign has already beaten that total. As we reported earlier this month, PonoMusic has turned...

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