British startup Screenburn is one of the companies trying to help musicians and filmmakers make money from streams of concerts and movies on Facebook, including partnerships with Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones in recent times. Now it has $500k of angel investment to continue building its business, while recruiting Steve Macallister from television distributor Zodiak Rights and Howard Kiedaisch from digital cinema firm Arts Alliance Media to join its board of directors. Screenburn’s app sits within clients’ Facebook pages, enabling fans to pay for video-on-demand (VOC) access to whatever content they choose to make available. “This funding is a great qualification of our business model and plans for this year,” said founder Tom Raffe in a statement. “Content owners may already have thousands or even millions of fans on Facebook. The app works very well to monetise this existing audience.”

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