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Facebook expands access to fan subscriptions and ‘stars’

In March, Facebook announced that it was expanding its ‘stars’ system to musicians. Stars are its equivalent to ‘bits and cheers’ on Twitch: a system for creators to make money when people are watching...
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Twenty One Pilots launch online scavenger hunt for fans

The latest artist sending fans to different corners of the internet to unlock content around a new album is Twenty One Pilots. It kicked off with a livestream (although fans who missed that can check out the ‘START...
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Fan-funding startup Corite closes its seed funding round

Music Ally wrote about Swedish startup Corite when it launched last year as the latest way for artists to make money by selling off stakes in their songs to fans. In its first month of operation, it raised $24k in fan-funding...
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eMusic says its new ‘eMU’ token helps fans support artists

Music service eMusic has been flying the flag for blockchain technology since mid-2018, when it announced plans for a new music distribution platform that – get your blockchain bingo card and blotter out for this – “cuts...
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Tools: Tradable Bits. Know your Fans, Market Smarter

Growing an artist’s listenership in specific markets or their social following is one part of the equation of nurturing fan bases and driving revenue. But what is often missing, is actually knowing who the fans are and...
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Sandbox Issue 252: Music’s extended stay in Fortnite

Lead: Last year there was a lot of excitement when Marshmello hosted a live set within Fortnite, but this year a run of shows by Travis Scott moved everything up several gears. This was aided in no small part by Fortnite...
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Wicksteed Works launches ‘Getting Started with Fan Clubs’ guide

At the recent superfans event we held with the BPI and ERA, Wicksteed Works’ Jessie Scoullar was one of our experts, explaining how artists can make better use of mailing lists. Now she has launched a separate guide...
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Ampled fan-funding platform waives artist fees for 2020

Earlier this month, we profiled Ampled, a new platform for artists to raise money directly from fans. At the time we noted that Ampled’s original business plan initially involved taking 15% of each transaction on its...
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Trojan Records taps fans for Young, Gifted and Black campaign

It’s the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ by Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths, and label Trojan Records is gearing up to celebrate it in style. It has launched a campaign of the...
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Bandsintown claims fan interest in livestreams will endure

Among the many unknowns around this Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the music industry: will the current boom in livestreams ebb away quickly once live concerts return? According to a survey of nearly 7,000 Bandsintown...
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Tools. Audience Republic: Sell more tickets for your event

Audience Republic was established in 2016, three years after founder and CEO Jared Kristensen had lost $20k at a low-selling event he had put on. After three more years of organising various events, he realised that he was...
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Ampled is a cooperatively-owned fan-funding platform for artists

The latest attempt to rethink crowdfunding for artists is Ampled, a cooperatively-owned platform that’s being built in the US by a group of artists, developers, designers and other creatives. “Our mission is to make...