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New D2C features for Topspin and ReverbNation

Yesterday saw announcements about new D2C features from two of the bigger players, Topspin and ReverbNation.
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Domino’s Drip service nearing 1k subscribers

PaidContent reports that Domino Drip is nearing 1,000 paying subscribers, which means annual gross revenues of around $120k.
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Bandcamp adds dedicated Merch section

D2C platform Bandcamp has added a standalone merchandise section for artists to use, in response to what it says is strong and longstanding demand for the feature.
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Humble Indie Bundle expands from games to music

We've written approvingly about the Humble Indie Bundle before in the games world: it offers four or five games from independent developers in a bundle and lets people pay what they want for it.
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Alliance Entertainment buys D2C firm Audiolife

D2C firm Audiolife provides fulfillment services to the likes of Topspin and ReverbNation, as well as individual artists selling products and merchandise direct to fans.
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Amanda Palmer now past the $777k mark on Kickstarter

With 10 days still to go in her Kickstarter project, Amanda Palmer has now raised $777,844 at the time of writing to make a new album, art book and go on tour.
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Ben Folds Five turn to Pledge Music to crowdfund new album

After a lengthy hiatus, Ben Folds Five have reformed for a tour and new album. The latter will be funded by a campaign on crowdfunding site Pledge Music.
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Amanda Palmer raises $220k on Kickstarter in a single day

Remember those stories about artist Amanda Palmer making lots of money from her Twitter fanbase by selling merchandise?
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Amanda Palmer raises $220k on Kickstarter in a single day

Remember those stories about artist Amanda Palmer making lots of money from her Twitter fanbase by selling merchandise? She's at it again on the D2C front, this time on Kickstarter.
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FanBridge has 6m Social Digest email subscribers

D2C platform FanBridge says it now has 6m subscribers to its Social Digest emails, which are used to keep fans of musicians, celebrities and athletes updated on their social media doings.
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The possible downside of pay-what-you-like pricing

There are numerous examples of artists making decent money from allowing fans to pay what they like for an album by now, and the model has extended into other industries too (like games, with the Humble Bundle initiative).
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Chamillionaire goes D2C with Moontoast and PayPal

US artist Chamillionaire has launched a music store on his own website and Facebook page. He's using Moontoast's distributed store platform and PayPal for the purchasing mechanism.