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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

With a day to go, Fon has reached its funding target on Kickstarter for its Gramofon “modern cloud jukebox” device. Launched on 15 April, the campaign aimed to raise at least $250,000 in pre-orders...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding platform Patreon has revealed some new figures on its growth, saying that over the last year it has helped more than 18,000 creators earn more than $1.5m, with at least half of that money...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Harmonix is best known for its work on the Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central console games, but its 2003 release Amplitude was also a cult hit on the PlayStation 2. Now Harmonix is turning to the...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last month, we wondered if musician Imogen Heap was on course for an embarrassing Kickstarter flop, after raising £70k of a £200k target for her Mi.Mu music-making techno-gloves with 11 days to go to...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A Kickstarter campaign for Imogen Heap should be a home run: she’s a tech-savvy artist with a big online fanbase who she’s used to interacting with constantly through social media. Yet her...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This week’s Music Ally podcast sees our journalists Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge discussing the week’s digital music news. Including: The UK’s inclusion of streams in the official singles...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, we wrote about rumours that Wi-Fi network Fon was preparing to launch a streaming music gadget called Gramofon (Bulletin, 20-March-14). Well, those rumours were correct: the company...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

With 36 hours to go at the time of writing, Neil Young’s Pono Music Kickstarter campaign has passed $6m in pledges. That’s from more than 17,600 backers on the crowdfunding site, with a final push...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding site Patreon has announced some new figures about how its community of fans are paying creators through its system of pledging to pay small amounts for every piece of content that an individual...

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