Tag: d2f

Read More

Tools: Portes. Connect artists directly to their fans in under 3 seconds, with a bespoke VIP experience

Consumer concerns around online privacy, and new regulations such as GDPR, COPPA and CCPA are causing complications for tech giants like Facebook, Google and TikTok; and are increasingly seen as a differentiator and point...
Read More

Sandbox Issue 247: All Triller, No Filler: Music’s next big launchpad?

Lead: Triller is not a TikTok killer – but it is certainly proving to be a hearty contender. At the moment, it is strongest in the US and it skews heavily towards hip-hop as its in-built soundtrack. Its ambitions are, however,...
Read More

Ian Rogers on Beats 1 and Apple Music launch times; Sonos integration coming

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written a short blog ahead...
Read More

Yala Music launches Yala Backstage direct-to-fan platform

Arabic digital music service Yala Music wants to help artists distribute their music direct to fans through its new Yala Backstage feature.
Read More

Bandcamp puts new emphasis on discovery

D2F platform Bandcamp has redesigned with a renewed emphasis on music discovery on its landing page.
Read More

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.
Read More

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."
Read More

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.
Read More

Chirpify wants to help you sell things on Twitter

Plenty of artists are using Twitter to sell music, merchandise and tickets already, but through links to other stores - iTunes, Bandcamp, Ticketmaster or whatever.
Read More

With Teeth: Spotify & Direct-to-Fan could be a perfect partnership

Whilst mulling the latest Spotify story, this time of Paul McCartney’s streaming services takedown, I got to thinking about just how great a role direct-to-fan (D2F) services could play in broadening the fan experience...
Read More

Music Ally Report : The Other Retail (Issue 285)

- Our lead looks at the rise of D2F sales and the importance of this uncharted territory to the retail story - Our second feature considers the recent debate around the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation - New Startups...