Tag: crowdfunding

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Kickstarter backers have funded 25k music projects with $175m

Kickstarter music boss Molly Neuman revealed a new milestone for the crowdfunding service on Friday: 25k funded music projects so far. “The 22,702 independent creators behind those 25,000 projects have recorded albums,...
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PledgeMusic, Wheeler Walker Jr, and glow-in-the-dark-jizz-gate

Most artists who use fan-funding platform PledgeMusic are full of praise for it. Less so country artist Wheeler Walker Jr, whose campaign for his new album ‘Ol’ Wheeler’ has been scrubbed from the site and fans refunded. PledgeMusic...
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Stagelink expands to the US after extending seed-funding

Concert-crowdfunding startup Stagelink is expanding to the US, after finalising an extension of the seed funding it raised last summer. That round has now swelled to a “seven-digit total” according to the Berlin-based...
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CASH Music seeks monthly donations to continue its mission

CASH Music has spent the last 10 years building digital tools for musicians, with the last three of those supported by funding from The Shuttleworth Foundation. With that program coming to an end, though, the nonprofit...
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Twickets goes crowdfunding to continue secondary ticketing fight

Fan-to-fan ticket resale startup Twickets is hoping to draw a crowd to its latest funding round, as it tries to raise £700k on equity-crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The campaign is part of a wider funding round for the...
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Kickstarter launches The Creative Independent site

Kickstarter’s head of music Molly Neumann recently told Music Ally about the crowdfunding firm’s plans to provide more post-funding support to creators. One of those initiatives launched yesterday: The Creative Independent....
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Kickstarter music plans: Drip relaunch, label partnerships and more

Kickstarter is planning to relaunch subscriptions platform Drip.fm, which it acquired to save from closure earlier this year. The relaunch, possibly later this year, will mark a philosophical shift for the crowdfunding...
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Cooking Vinyl turns 30 with a PledgeMusic campaign

Happy birthday Cooking Vinyl. The pioneering indie label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a range of activities including live events, a PledgeMusic campaign and an industry fund. The campaign is for a bunch...
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Kickstarter has created almost 9,000 companies and over 300,000 jobs to date

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania claims that crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has helped get 8,800 companies off the ground and given full-time jobs to 29,600 people as well as part-time jobs to 283,000 more...
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Digital music marketing tools: Stagelink

Straight from the 2016 MidemLab startups contest winners' podium, Stagelink is a Berlin-based startup that offers a tour-building platform for musicians, based on crowdfunding. It's a direct rival to Bandsquare, which...
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EthiumLive set to help fans invest in concerts

The next music-focused crowdfunding service may be Australian startup EthiumLive, which is planning to launch at the Web Summit conference this November.
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Are crowdfunding and crowdsourcing music to the ears? (#Midem)

Musicians have been using sites including Kickstarter, Patreon, PledgeMusic and Indiegogo to crowdfund their new projects for years. Meanwhile, new platforms are emerging to help tech startups tap crowds of small investors....