Tag: crowdfunding

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GiggedIn raises $500k in new funding

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet...
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PledgeMusic president hails Apple Music D2C implications

There were a fair few critics of Apple Music last week, but direct-to-fan firm PledgeMusic’s president Benji Rogers is a fan. In a blog post on the company’s site, he has explained why, calling Apple’s new service “one...
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Psonar turns to Crowdcube crowdfunding as part of latest investment drive

British streaming music startup Psonar has been plugging away with its idea for a pay-as-you-go model for years now, inking a licensing deal with UMG while “in progress” with talks for similar agreements with WMG and...
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De La Soul reached $600k in crowdfunding for new album

Pioneering rap trio De La Soul’s Kickstarter campaign for a new album ended over the weekend with a bang: they reached $600,874 from 11,169 backers. That makes the campaign the second most lucrative musician-focused Kickstarter...
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‘African iTunes’ Bozza is crowdfunding in the UK

African digital entertainment service Bozza, which has been compared to iTunes, is looking for £500k of equity funding – but it is turning to crowdfunding rather than traditional investment sources. The company, which...
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Hank Green talks $2 YouTube CPM – and the ‘Just Ask’ alternative

YouTubers aren’t supposed to talk publicly about how much money they’re making from advertising: it’s why they squirm and deflect when asked about it on-stage at conferences. Veteran online video star Hank Green has...
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Kickstarter shines Spotlight on successful projects

Until now, if you ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project, its page on the site would be effectively frozen in time from the funding deadline. Visit Amanda Palmer’s “The new record, art book and tour” page,...
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Patreon buys fellow crowdfunding service Subbable

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 is growing fast:...
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Amanda Palmer up to $21.4k per ‘thing’ on Patreon

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 per “thing”...
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As Amanda Palmer joins Patreon, CEO Jack Conte tells us why (interview)

“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 thinking-boat with...
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What musicians can learn from the Peter Molyneux Kickstarter disaster

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 Peter Molyneux by...
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Pebble Time smartwatch: $7.7m of Kickstarter orders in 15 hours

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 for a new model,...