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Direct-to-fan services for musicians compared in new report


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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 and others.

The updated version now covers 17 services: Bandcamp, Bandzoogle, Big Cartel, Church of Merch, Fullscreen Direct, Greedbag by state51, Kontraband, Music Glue, Musicraiser, PledgeMusic, Qrates, Sandbag, Songkick, Sunshine HQ, Ticketmaster, TM Stores and Topspin.

Wicksteed’s Jessie Scoullar tells us that the target audience are labels, musicians and management trying to figure out which D2F platform(s) best suit their needs, with detailed comparisons of the services’ features to help readers pinpoint the ones that meet their criteria. It’s the best comparative study we’ve seen in this space.

The report costs £29, or £119 with a 1:1 consultation and follow-ups built in, but Music Ally readers can get a 15% discount by using the code MUSICALLY15 at the point of purchase.

Stuart Dredge

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