March 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Fresh from signing up musician Amanda Palmer, Patreon has announced that it's now paying out $2m a month to its network of creators, and that it's acquiring fellow crowdfunding service Subbable. Patreon...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on the launch of Amanda Palmer’s Patreon campaign earlier this week. A few days on – at the time of writing – she has 2,369 backers on the crowdfunding service committed to paying $21,463...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

“What most people don’t really understand is that all content creators – people who put things on the internet, and populate the shell of the web with awesome things to enjoy – are all in the same...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


As first questions in a press interview go, “Do you think that you’re a pathological liar?” takes some beating. Yet that was the opening salvo in a recent interview with veteran games developer...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have heard the Amen Break many times, in different forms: the drum loop from The Winstons’ song ‘Amen Brother’ has been used widely as a sample in hip-hop, drum’n’bass and other genres...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last June, crowdfunding service Kickstarter finished rolling out a new system for projects to go live, with an algorithm giving each an initial scan to detect whether they could launch without the need...

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February 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


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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