Tag: crowdfunding

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Indiegogo gets localised as Kickstarter UK passes £2m pledges

Kickstarter's first month in the UK: more than £2m pledged, nearly 46k backers, 407 projects launched and 30 already hitting their funding target.
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Indiegogo gets localised as Kickstarter UK passes £2m pledges

Kickstarter has provided some stats on its first month of operations in the UK, noting that more than £2m has already been pledged to British projects by just under 46k backers.
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PledgeMusic bags Kate Nash for fan-funded album

The latest artist to sign up with music crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic is Kate Nash, for next year's 'Girl Talk' album.
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Kickstarter projects growing fast but success rate holds steady

GigaOm has revealed that the number of Kickstarter project launches is up 50% in the last six months, taking its total to 77k overall.
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Kickstarter projects growing fast but success rate holds steady

GigaOm reveals that that the number of Kickstarter project launches is up 50% in the last six months, taking its total to 77k overall.
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Kickstarter launches in the UK with more countries to follow

As promised, crowdfunding site Kickstarter has opened up to projects based in the UK, with several hundred going live on the website yesterday.
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Songkick takes Andrew Bird on a South American Detour

Live music firm Songkick’s Detour programme is turning into something genuinely significant. Having tested the idea of fans crowdfunding gigs for Tycho and Hot Chip in the UK, now the company is stepping up a notch...
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Kickstarter launching in the UK on 31 October

We’ve known about Kickstarter’s plans to make the UK its next market for a while now, but the crowdfunding site has now set a date: 31 October. Creators, including musicians, games developers and technology startups,...
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Kickstarter: ‘We take accountability very seriously…’

The buzz around crowdfunding is also sparking some tough questions for Kickstarter, particularly around what happens if someone running a Kickstarter project fails to deliver on their promises.