Bandzoogle hits $100m music, merch and ticket sales milestone
More than half of that $100m has been generated in the last five years, while 75% of the total has come from merchandise.
January 18, 2023
Kenyan musician Bien-Aime Alusa wants to expand HustleSasa app
The app enables artists and retailers to sell products to fans who can pay using bank cards or mobile payments platforms.
January 4, 2023
Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Music/tech Startups 2022
While NFTs stole the headlines in 2022, a raft of other exciting developments took place, and various music/tech startups took leaps and bounds as they strove to create new technological opportunities for creativity, commerce,...
October 27, 2022
Tools :: Platforms to pair with Patreon
One thing we’ve learned about Patreon subscribers is that they want more – which usually means new ways to get closer to the artist. And they’re happy – or even glad – to pay for it: one superfan told us that...
October 5, 2022
The Sandbox Guide to… Patreon
Patreon has become a key platform for musicians of all stripes – perhaps to be expected of a company co-founded by a musician: Jack Conte, of band Pomplamoose, and who remains the company’s CEO today. Patreon has emerged...
October 5, 2022
Tools :: Planet
Many across the industry agree on the need for artists to know more about their fanbase and be able to communicate with them in a more personalised manner. Companies like Openstage and Tradable Bits have been very active...
August 10, 2022
The Sandbox Guide to… D2C
Selling direct to consumer (D2C) might not be new, but it’s easier than ever to do – and probably much more important now, too. And it’s not just the pandemic that has turned artists’ heads towards selling D2C –...
December 2, 2021
Spotify steps up artist merch efforts with Shopify deal
Earlier this year, Spotify's chief content and advertising business officer Dawn Ostroff said that nearly 370,000 artists had featured tickets or merch on their profiles, and promised that "looking ahead we’re going to...
October 20, 2021
Behind The Campaign: L’Impératrice
French pop band L’Impératrice released their second album, Tako Tsubo, in March 2021. It was originally planned for summer 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The lead single actually came out in April 2020 so...
June 17, 2021
Behind The Campaign: Little Mix
British girl group Little Mix have traditionally released each new album in November and for Confetti, their sixth studio album, that was not going to change – despite the pandemic hitting just as they released the lead...
May 31, 2021
D2C Manager, Marketing & Operations – Secretly Group – London
Secretly Group seeks a D2C Manager, Marketing & Operations for their London office. The candidate will work closely with the Marketing, Production and Operations teams on bolstering direct-to-consumer physical sales for...
May 20, 2021
Bandzoogle reveals $5m of pandemic-era sales for artists
We’ve been writing about the role being played by Bandcamp for independent artists during the Covid-19 pandemic: $75m of music and merch sales during its Bandcamp Friday promotions by early August, and organic monthly...
October 16, 2020