ROCCR aims to restore crowdfunding’s reputation after PledgeMusic troubles

The well-documented troubles of crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic have left a number of artists out of pocket and waiting to find out if the company will be rescued by a buyer.

One of those affected was British band Jesus Jones, who’d been using the platform for pre-orders for their latest album ‘Voyages’. Now one of the band, Iain Baker, is part of a group of people setting up an alternative platform called ROCCR.

“ROCCR is a new, transparent, rewards-based crowdfunding platform, which we’re aiming to fully launch over the summer. Rather than focus just on music, we want to help and support the arts generally – so music, theatre, photography and not just existing but up-and-coming bands,” Baker tells Music Ally.