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‘Popcorn Time for music’ app Aurous abandons crowdfunding

Earlier this month, we reported on the upcoming launch of Aurous, a music-focused filesharing app whose slick interface – by which we mean an interface heavily inspired by Spotify – was already seeing it hailed as a “Popcorn...
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Neil Young admits to ‘lack of resources’ for Pono

Neil Young has admitted that Pono has a “lack of resources” that is frustrating his ambitions for global expansion for his hi-res downloads store and music player. “We have no proven business leader at the head of our...
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Michael Bolton turns to the crowd through PledgeMusic

And you say, all your hope is gone, and what’s the use in trying. What you need is to have some faith, shake off those sad blues, and get yourself a new direct-to-fan campaign from PledgeMusic to fund your next album. Yes,...
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GiggedIn raises $500k in new funding

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Dominet...
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PledgeMusic president hails Apple Music D2C implications

There were a fair few critics of Apple Music last week, but direct-to-fan firm PledgeMusic’s president Benji Rogers is a fan. In a blog post on the company’s site, he has explained why, calling Apple’s new service “one...
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Psonar turns to Crowdcube crowdfunding as part of latest investment drive

British streaming music startup Psonar has been plugging away with its idea for a pay-as-you-go model for years now, inking a licensing deal with UMG while “in progress” with talks for similar agreements with WMG and...
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De La Soul reached $600k in crowdfunding for new album

Pioneering rap trio De La Soul’s Kickstarter campaign for a new album ended over the weekend with a bang: they reached $600,874 from 11,169 backers. That makes the campaign the second most lucrative musician-focused Kickstarter...
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‘African iTunes’ Bozza is crowdfunding in the UK

African digital entertainment service Bozza, which has been compared to iTunes, is looking for £500k of equity funding – but it is turning to crowdfunding rather than traditional investment sources. The company, which...
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Hank Green talks $2 YouTube CPM – and the ‘Just Ask’ alternative

YouTubers aren’t supposed to talk publicly about how much money they’re making from advertising: it’s why they squirm and deflect when asked about it on-stage at conferences. Veteran online video star Hank Green has...
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Kickstarter shines Spotlight on successful projects

Until now, if you ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project, its page on the site would be effectively frozen in time from the funding deadline. Visit Amanda Palmer’s “The new record, art book and tour” page,...
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Patreon buys fellow crowdfunding service Subbable

Fresh from signing up musician Amanda Palmer, Patreon has announced that it's now paying out $2m a month to its network of creators, and that it's acquiring fellow crowdfunding service Subbable. Patreon is growing fast:...
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Amanda Palmer up to $21.4k per ‘thing’ on Patreon

We reported on the launch of Amanda Palmer’s Patreon campaign earlier this week. A few days on – at the time of writing – she has 2,369 backers on the crowdfunding service committed to paying $21,463 per “thing”...