Tag: direct to fan

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Trendwatch: fan relationships 3.0 and the rise of artist services

The first afternoon session in the second day of the NY:LON Connect conference focused on artist services, starting with a speech from Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services.
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Direct-to-fan services for musicians compared in new report

Agency Wicksteed Works has launched a new version of its report on direct-to-fan (D2F) services for musicians. The original study was released in October 2014, comparing 10 D2F services including Bandcamp, Music Glue, Topspin...
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Thom Yorke on YouTube: ‘It’s like what the Nazis did…’

Inappropriate comparison of the day – and quite possibly of the year – comes from Thom Yorke, whose latest interview included criticism of YouTube that escalated from an explanation of why he uses ad-blocking software. “They...
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Bandcamp helps artists bundle entire discographies for sale

D2C platform Bandcamp’s latest feature is the ability for musicians to bundle their entire discographies up for a discount price and sell them to fans. “You can choose to offer your full digital discography for no...
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Bandcamp defends indirect payments to musicians

Bandcamp has defended a change in its payment process that means fans’ money is no longer flowing directly to artists. Instead, they are going through the company, which has sparked some concern and criticism from artists...
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BandPage says Rhapsody push notifications pay off for artists

Earlier this year, BandPage and Rhapsody deepened their partnership to include push notifications to fans about their favourite artists’ latest special offers, based on their streaming habits. Now BandPage has published...
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Baboom finally launches (but Kim Dotcom is missing)

Remember Baboom? It was Kim Dotcom’s music distribution service, coming on strong like a mix of SoundCloud and MySpace (or, as he put it, an “iTunes-Spotify hybrid competitor”) that soft-launched in January 2014. A...
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PledgeMusic talks direct-to-fan commerce in 2015 (interview)

Happy birthday, PledgeMusic. The direct-to-fan music company launched in August 2009 as a way for musicians to raise money from fans for new projects, but also to invite them in to the recording process through online updates...
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Michael Bolton turns to the crowd through PledgeMusic

And you say, all your hope is gone, and what’s the use in trying. What you need is to have some faith, shake off those sad blues, and get yourself a new direct-to-fan campaign from PledgeMusic to fund your next album. Yes,...
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New report explores which direct-to-fan platform is best for your campaign

UK-based direct-to-fan agency Wicksteed Works has launched a new report comparing 10 of the leading D2F marketing platforms. The report is aimed at musicians, managers and labels trying to decide which platform suits their...
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PledgeMusic signs deal with The Agency Group

Fan-funding platform PledgeMusic has signed a deal with booking agency, The Agency Group
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Average PledgeMusic backer pledges $57 per transaction

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.'