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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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s first act as PonoMusic CEO has been to launch another round of crowdfunding, but this time not on Kickstarter. His company raised $6.2m from pre-orders of its PonoPlayer gadget on that...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Outlined in its Creator Preview video, YouTube is looking to offer creators crowdfunding functionality for their content. In an incredibly (e.g. overpoweringly) chummy video, it accepts that “a lot of...

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