Tag: crowdfunding

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Fan-funding startup Fanhouse raises $20m of its own

Fanhouse is a Patreon-style fan-funding service that has decent chops raising money for itself too.
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ANote Music’s rights sales grew 550% to €6.5m in 2021

ANote Music is one of the companies trying to build a business out of helping artists and labels to sell music rights.
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B2B music firm Bopper turns to the crowd for latest funding

Bopper, one of the startups trying to shake up the way music is licensed for ads and branded content, is raising $2m of funding to continue growing.
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Kickstarter’s ‘decentralized crowdfunding’ plans get backlash

The plans are for "the development of a decentralized crowdfunding protocol that will make it possible for people to launch and fund creative projects anywhere".
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Sonicly launches its music crowdfunding platform in beta

There's a new music crowdfunding platform in town: Sonicly. It has launched in invitation-only beta, co-founded by Andrew Eisele (a former executive at TargetSpot, Medialets and JW Player) and Brian Camelio, who besides...
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How can memberships and tips economies work for musicians?

Once upon a time, when the music industry talked about crowdfunding it generally meant Kickstarter and other project-based platforms where artists and other people could raise money directly from their fans. There are...
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Twitter adds ‘Tip Jar’ donations feature including Bandcamp

Tips economies are increasingly big business on social apps and video services of all kinds. Now Twitter is making its move. It is introducing a feature called 'Tip Jar' that will help people to donate directly to other...
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Patreon and Clubhouse funding rounds come with $4bn valuations

Neither Patreon nor Clubhouse are ‘music/tech startups’ specifically, but both are highly relevant to our industry and – particularly in Patreon’s case – its artists. And it seems both companies may be rocking...
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Artist Bhad Bhabie made $1m-plus from OnlyFans in six hours

Rapper Bhad Bhabie is the latest artist experimenting with fan-funding platform OnlyFans, and she's making good money already. She joined the platform last week, and posted a screenshot on her Instagram showing her takings...
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Concert streaming site MySongbird seeks $5m in crowdfunding

New rules on equity crowdfunding in the US will allow startups to raise up to $5m a year from ‘non-accredited’ investors (i.e. the general public). Expect a wave of startups testing it out, including music firms....
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Artist Tom Vek is crowdfunding a Sleevenote music player

In 2016, we interviewed artist Tom Vek about his work on a mobile app called Sleevenote, which offered "interactive sleeve artwork for your digital music". He'd clearly been thinking hard about the listening experience...
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Music Venue Trust launches new ‘Traffic Light’ campaign

UK body the Music Venue Trust had great success recently in helping grassroots venues secure £41.4m in government funding to secure their futures. Now it's kicking off a new phase of its campaign to protect hundreds...