Ampled launched last year as a cooperatively-owned fan-funding platform for artists, and later in the year suggested that such a model might be “the only way to fix Spotify” in a guest column for Music Ally. But Ampled is pressing on with its own plans, including an interesting ‘seasons’ structure for promoting artists using its service.
Titled ‘Ampled Season 2’ it’s running from 10 June to 1 July, with a different artist launching on Ampled featured every day, and promoted by the company and by its co-owners.
“We’re trying to get away from corporate individualism and find new ways of working together,” said co-founder Austin Robey. “Launching pages together as a collective and mutually supporting each other will help us create a stronger community.”
Seasons are long familiar from the TV, radio and podcast worlds, and recently with games too. Now they’re being applied to music patronage platforms, with the latest season taking Ampled past 566 artists using its service at the time of writing.