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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June 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Crowdfunding is about more than Kickstarter and Indiegogo in 2014. US firm Patreon – co-founded by musician Jack Conte – says it has distributed more than $2m to its community of artists and creators...

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June 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this isn’t really digital marketing, in the sense that Aphex Twin merely gave this project his blessing rather than ran it. But it’s an interesting example of crowdfunding in action....

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June 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s not quite Wu-Tang Clan (selling just one copy of their new album) or Neil Young’s Pono (clipping past the $5m funding mark) but “somewhere in between”. Caustic Window is an unreleased Aphex...

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June 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s now easier to launch a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter than ever, after the company simplified its rules and introduced a new feature called ‘Launch Now’. The rules have been...

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June 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Digital startup Backplane made its name building and running Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters community, although it has also worked with Guns’n'Roses, Conde Nast and Coca-Cola. Now the company...

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