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...
August 2nd, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
July 17th, 2013 by Music Ally
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.'
July 4th, 2013 by Music Ally
Songkick's live-crowdfunding service Detour is on the march in the UK. Having originally launched in London last December.
May 9th, 2013 by Music Ally
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.
May 1st, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
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...
April 24th, 2013 by Music Ally
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.
January 16th, 2013 by Music Ally
PledgeMusic seems to be evolving into something more than crowdfunding, working with labels on fan-presale campaigns for albums that are already funded.
January 9th, 2013 by Music Ally
2.2m people pledged a total of $319.8m to fund 18.1k successful projects on Kickstarter in 2012.
December 13th, 2012 by Music Ally
Two interesting new crowdfunding projects relating to music technology today: Olive ONE and BandLab Music Creation Cloud.