Tag: direct to fan
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...
March 5, 2020
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,...
March 5, 2020
Radiohead’s lesson from In Rainbows: ‘People value music’
Radiohead’s decision to sell their 2007 album ‘In Rainbows’ directly to fans with a ‘pay-what-you-want’ model is still regularly misunderstood as a ‘giveaway’. Yes, fans could choose to pay nothing, but the...
October 29, 2019
Trendwatch: fan relationships 3.0 and the rise of artist services
The first afternoon session in the second day of the NY:LON Connect conference focused on artist services, starting with a speech from Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services.
January 24, 2018
Direct-to-fan services for musicians compared in new report
Agency Wicksteed Works has launched a new version of its report on direct-to-fan (D2F) services for musicians. The original study was released in October 2014, comparing 10 D2F services including Bandcamp, Music Glue, Topspin...
October 13, 2016
Thom Yorke on YouTube: ‘It’s like what the Nazis did…’
Inappropriate comparison of the day – and quite possibly of the year – comes from Thom Yorke, whose latest interview included criticism of YouTube that escalated from an explanation of why he uses ad-blocking software. “They...
December 1, 2015
Bandcamp helps artists bundle entire discographies for sale
D2C platform Bandcamp’s latest feature is the ability for musicians to bundle their entire discographies up for a discount price and sell them to fans. “You can choose to offer your full digital discography for no...
November 25, 2015
Bandcamp defends indirect payments to musicians
Bandcamp has defended a change in its payment process that means fans’ money is no longer flowing directly to artists. Instead, they are going through the company, which has sparked some concern and criticism from artists...
October 26, 2015
BandPage says Rhapsody push notifications pay off for artists
Earlier this year, BandPage and Rhapsody deepened their partnership to include push notifications to fans about their favourite artists’ latest special offers, based on their streaming habits. Now BandPage has published...
August 21, 2015
Baboom finally launches (but Kim Dotcom is missing)
Remember Baboom? It was Kim Dotcom’s music distribution service, coming on strong like a mix of SoundCloud and MySpace (or, as he put it, an “iTunes-Spotify hybrid competitor”) that soft-launched in January 2014. A...
August 18, 2015
PledgeMusic talks direct-to-fan commerce in 2015 (interview)
Happy birthday, PledgeMusic. The direct-to-fan music company launched in August 2009 as a way for musicians to raise money from fans for new projects, but also to invite them in to the recording process through online updates...
August 17, 2015
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,...
August 7, 2015