While Spotify and other digital services mull their options in Russia, the music-streaming firm is taking action in another area: its artist fundraising picks feature.
Called the Right To Dance, it’s described as “a music-led fundraising platform rallying the underground music scene as a collective force for good”.
We’ve written about the fundraising campaigns for independent venues run in the US (by NIVA) and the UK (by the Music Venue Trust). Now there’s a new pan-European campaign launched […]
Napster has launched a new charitable giving programme in the US called Napster4Good. People taking out a new Napster subscription can nominate a charity to receive a portion of their $9.99 […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a grim period for independent music venues and record stores alike, as they ponder not just when they’ll be able to reopen, but whether. It’s […]
Spotify launched its ‘Artist Fundraising Pick’ feature in mid-April, enabling artists to raise money from their Spotify profiles either for themselves and their teams, or for one of the charitable funds […]
Björk is adding her entire back catalogue to D2C platform Bandcamp, with a launch offer that will see proceeds from all sales donated to Black Lives Matter UK until the end […]
We’ve been running a series of stories (you can find the archive link below) about some of the positive news in our industry relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, such as […]
A feature published by the Guardian newspaper in which musicians were asked a series of questions about ‘pop’s future after coronavirus’ has seen some blistering criticism of Spotify’s ‘Artist Fundraising Pick’. “It’s […]
Last week, Spotify said that more than 50,000 musicians were already using its new ‘Artist Fundraising Pick’ feature for fan donations, either to themselves and their teams, or to music […]
Does anyone fancy seeing how their vocals compare to the singing chops of Freddie Mercury? Anyone? The legendary lungsmith knew a thing or two about belting them out and, as […]
Messaging app Snapchat has grown like a weed to 100 million daily active users, while striking a series of video licensing deals to launch its Discover section. How is it […]