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Kickstarter projects growing fast but success rate holds steady

GigaOm reveals that that the number of Kickstarter project launches is up 50% in the last six months, taking its total to 77k overall.
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Kickstarter launches in the UK with more countries to follow

As promised, crowdfunding site Kickstarter has opened up to projects based in the UK, with several hundred going live on the website yesterday.
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Songkick takes Andrew Bird on a South American Detour

Live music firm Songkick’s Detour programme is turning into something genuinely significant. Having tested the idea of fans crowdfunding gigs for Tycho and Hot Chip in the UK, now the company is stepping up a notch...
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Kickstarter launching in the UK on 31 October

We’ve known about Kickstarter’s plans to make the UK its next market for a while now, but the crowdfunding site has now set a date: 31 October. Creators, including musicians, games developers and technology startups,...
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Kickstarter: ‘We take accountability very seriously…’

The buzz around crowdfunding is also sparking some tough questions for Kickstarter, particularly around what happens if someone running a Kickstarter project fails to deliver on their promises.
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US crowdfunding for startups edges closer… with restrictions

JOBS Act provisions eases restrictions, up to issuers to make sure investors are accredited.
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Murder By Death: Kickstarter is about more than funding

Musicians were among the first to crowdfund projects on Kickstarter, although Palmer's $1.2m campaign has given the idea greater prominence.
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Dizzyjam merch service turns to crowdfunding to raise £100k

"We feel that crowdfunding really suits what we’re doing and is an ideal way for us to raise the investment we need to help grow our business," says MD Neil Cocker in a statement.
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Dizzyjam merch service turns to crowdfunding to raise £100k

"We feel that crowdfunding really suits what we’re doing and is an ideal way for us to raise the investment we need to help grow our business," says MD Neil Cocker in a statement.
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Crowdfunding wasn’t a $1.5bn business in 2011

A report from the Crowdfunding.org website claiming that crowdfunding sites raised $1.5bn in 2011 has spawned numerous headlines.
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Ginger Wildheart raises £200k on PledgeMusic

The phrase 'Ginger Wildheart triple album' may not trip off the tongue - although we loved the Wildhearts in their heyday - but that's what the band's frontman is working on. Read more...
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Ginger Wildheart raises £200k on PledgeMusic

The phrase 'Ginger Wildheart triple album' may not trip off the tongue - although we loved the Wildhearts in their heyday - but that's what the band's frontman is working on.