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,...
April 24, 2017
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...
March 6, 2017
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...
February 28, 2017
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...
February 2, 2017
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...
November 7, 2016
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....
September 27, 2016
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...
September 5, 2016
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...
August 25, 2016
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...
August 2, 2016
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...
July 19, 2016
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.
July 5, 2016
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....
June 3, 2016