August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic raised $6.23m on Kickstarter earlier this year, but its current, second crowdfunding campaign has already beaten that total. As we reported earlier this month, PonoMusic has turned...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s first act as PonoMusic CEO has been to launch another round of crowdfunding, but this time not on Kickstarter. His company raised $6.2m from pre-orders of its PonoPlayer gadget on that...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, it’s not a “new” music game – rather Amplitude is an early game from Harmonix (the people behind Guitar Hero and Rock Band) that had a weak debut and was mothballed in 2003. They set a Kickstarter...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fon’s Gramofon music streamer hit its Kickstarter target last week, but it’s not the only music hardware project currently drumming up pre-orders on crowdfunding sites. Two more to watch this week...

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July 21st, 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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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

With a day to go, Fon has reached its funding target on Kickstarter for its Gramofon “modern cloud jukebox” device. Launched on 15 April, the campaign aimed to raise at least $250,000 in pre-orders...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last month, we wondered if musician Imogen Heap was on course for an embarrassing Kickstarter flop, after raising £70k of a £200k target for her Mi.Mu music-making techno-gloves with 11 days to go to...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A Kickstarter campaign for Imogen Heap should be a home run: she’s a tech-savvy artist with a big online fanbase who she’s used to interacting with constantly through social media. Yet her...

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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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