February 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Since its launch in 2013 as a way for YouTubers to make money directly from their fans, crowdfunding platform Patreon has been growing steadily. Its patronage model helps fans of creators of all kinds...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

For a deeper dive into some of the themes influencing Silicon Valley investors this year, spend some time reading the “16 Things” series of blog posts by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. It lays out...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has published its annual “By The Numbers” report of key stats from the last year. In 2014, nearly 22.3k projects were successfully funded, up from 19.9k in 2013, and...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest music-related hardware crowdfunding campaign is the HiFi-Skyn, albeit with a “true sensation” tagline that makes it sound disconcertingly like a new range of condoms. Launched by CEntrance,...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pomplamoose are a decent-sized success on YouTube, with their cover versions attracting 441k subscribers and 104m lifetime views. And they’ve taken that success to the live market, selling nearly $100k...

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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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