Music Ally Report 309 – Welcome to 2013
Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2013 where we plant a flag (or, rather, several flags) in the ground and pinpoint the themes and trends that we feel will shape and define the coming year.
January 9, 2013
Chill wants to help artists sell videos to their fans online
Chill Direct is a distribution service for people to sell videos direct to fans: "Perfect for filmmakers, comedians, musicians and creators."
November 30, 2012
Bandcamp adding ‘impeccable’ fan accounts
Bandcamp is hoping to get fans more engaged in the workings of the site by launching free 'fan accounts' in private beta.
November 27, 2012
X Factor’s Janet Devlin turns to PledgeMusic for first album
Janet Devlin is working on her debut album, but not with a traditional label deal but via Pledge Music.
November 9, 2012
New D2C features for Topspin and ReverbNation
Yesterday saw announcements about new D2C features from two of the bigger players, Topspin and ReverbNation.
September 19, 2012
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.
August 20, 2012
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.
August 3, 2012
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.
July 27, 2012
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.
May 23, 2012
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.
May 21, 2012
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.
May 10, 2012