September 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

Kickstarter dominates Indiegogo six times over.

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September 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

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Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has long made a habit of transparency, publishing stats on how many projects have launched and succeeded on its platform, and how much money they received from backers.

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August 2nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

Earlier this year, we reported on the launch of Patreon, a platform for musicians who'd become popular on YouTube to raise money directly from fans through a patronage-style model. Now the company itself...

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July 17th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Don't call PledgeMusic a crowdfunding platform. "Crowdfunding is 'please give money, then I will do'. Direct-to-consumer is 'I've done it, here's five ways to buy it.'

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July 4th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Songkick's live-crowdfunding service Detour is on the march in the UK. Having originally launched in London last December.

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May 9th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Crowdfunding is often presented as an alternative to a traditional label deal, which in many cases it is. But labels can work with crowdfunding campaigns too.

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May 1st, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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Cellist Zoë Keating has been a digital pioneer for some time now, from social media to direct-to-fan commerce. But it's strange to think she's only played London once before. That's changing, thanks to...

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April 24th, 2013 by Music Ally

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We present our survival guide to crowdfunding, with key tips from those who've been through the process several times and have either the trophies or the scars to prove it.

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January 16th, 2013 by Music Ally

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PledgeMusic seems to be evolving into something more than crowdfunding, working with labels on fan-presale campaigns for albums that are already funded.

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