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The companies Apple could buy to make its next digital music splash

Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala in 2009; Beats Electronics (including its Beats Music service) in 2014, of course; and...
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Skint returns with Kartel and PledgeMusic deals

Pioneering big-beat label Skint Records was acquired by BMG last year, and now it’s on the comeback trail through partnerships with Kartel Music Group and PledgeMusic. The former is on board to help distribute a series...
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In this week’s Sandbox: SoundCloud, PledgeMusic, Sinfini and more

Our latest Sandbox digital music marketing report went out last night. Here’s what it has inside: a look at how SoundCloud could change as a marketing platform now it will be monetised; a Behind The Campaign Focus on...
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Sandbox 116 – Cloudbusting

Lead: SoundCloud is (finally) moving towards moentising its platform and Mixcloud is adding new premium subscription tiers. Both have prided themselves on the part they play in giving underground and cutting-edge musicians...
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PledgeMusic extends its direct-to-fan platform to iPhone with new app

PledgeMusic doesn’t describe itself as a crowdfunding service: it prefers the term “direct-to-fan”, stressing the way campaigns on its site connect artists to fans with updates throughout their recording...
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Erasure turn to PledgeMusic for pre-orders of next album

Don’t call PledgeMusic ‘crowdfunding’ – the company has been working hard to separate its music-focused service out from what high-profile rivals like Kickstarter and Indiegogo do in recent times. The latest example...
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Island Records teams up with Indiegogo for Fan Republic crowdfunding site

Island Records has launched its own crowdfunding portal, but in this case, it’s less about the label’s own artists raising money from fans,
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Investing in music: crowdfunding, brands and more (#midem)

It's easy to get caught up in the debates around how people are paying for music (or, rather, how they're NOT paying for it). But it's just as important to think about who's investing in making that music in the first place. Traditionally...
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Slash turns to PledgeMusic for preorders of new soundtrack

We love the fact that Slash includes his own emoticon when signing off in his PledgeMusic blurb – iiii]; )'
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Blue Note Records teams with ArtistShare for crowdfunding

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.
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Why I’m still buying albums

I've bought four albums recently. Four! And me a paying Spotify customer. And while this isn't interesting in itself, it's something of a riposte to the idea that once people start streaming music, they stop buying it.
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PledgeMusic launching Artist Updater iPhone app

PledgeMusic is launching its own iPhone app: PledgeMusic Artist Updater. "Snap photos and videos and update your PledgeMusic project on the go.