Researchers scrape Indiegogo data to compare it with Kickstarter
Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has long made a habit of transparency, publishing stats on how many projects have launched and succeeded on its platform, and how much money they received from backers.
September 2, 2013
YouTube subscriptions step up a gear with Patreon and Subbable
Earlier this year, we reported on the launch of Patreon, a platform for musicians who'd become popular on YouTube to raise money directly from fans through a patronage-style model. Now the company itself – founded by...
August 2, 2013
Average PledgeMusic backer pledges $57 per transaction
Don't call PledgeMusic a crowdfunding platform. "Crowdfunding is 'please give money, then I will do'. Direct-to-consumer is 'I've done it, here's five ways to buy it.'
July 17, 2013
Songkick’s Detour launches in 10 more UK cities
Songkick's live-crowdfunding service Detour is on the march in the UK. Having originally launched in London last December.
July 4, 2013
Blue Note Records teams with ArtistShare for crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is often presented as an alternative to a traditional label deal, which in many cases it is. But labels can work with crowdfunding campaigns too.
May 9, 2013
Zoë Keating to play rare London gig after fan-led Detour campaign
Cellist Zoë Keating has been a digital pioneer for some time now, from social media to direct-to-fan commerce. But it's strange to think she's only played London once before. That's changing, thanks to a campaign on Songkick's...
May 1, 2013
Sandbox Issue 83 – Crowdfunding: A Survival Guide
We present our survival guide to crowdfunding, with key tips from those who've been through the process several times and have either the trophies or the scars to prove it.
April 24, 2013
Bring Me The Horizon launch album presale with PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic seems to be evolving into something more than crowdfunding, working with labels on fan-presale campaigns for albums that are already funded.
January 16, 2013
Kickstarter reveals its 2012 crowdfunding numbers
2.2m people pledged a total of $319.8m to fund 18.1k successful projects on Kickstarter in 2012.
January 9, 2013
New crowdfunding projects: Olive ONE player and BandLab
Two interesting new crowdfunding projects relating to music technology today: Olive ONE and BandLab Music Creation Cloud.
December 13, 2012
Songkick Detour sets up Desaparecidos gig in London
Songkick has some more evidence for the potential of its Detour crowdfunding spin-off: a gig next February in London for US indie band Desaparecidos.
December 12, 2012