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Topshelf Records turns to Kickstarter after mail-order partner folds

Spare a thought for independent label Topshelf Records today, which is scrambling to deal with the after-effects of its mail-order fulfilment partner going bankrupt.
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Musician Frank Carter launches Kickstarter… for a card game

Artist Frank Carter has launched a new Kickstarter project, but it's not for his music.
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Kickstarter’s ‘decentralized crowdfunding’ plans get backlash

The plans are for "the development of a decentralized crowdfunding protocol that will make it possible for people to launch and fund creative projects anywhere".
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Jellynote launches Kickstarter for collaborative karaoke app

"Think of Play as a recording and production studio, with a large library of pre-arranged songs to choose from," it explains.
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Educational composition app Hyperscore launches a Kickstarter

Developed by a team at the M.I.T. Media Laboratory, it's a web app designed to run across desktop and laptop computers as well as other devices.
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Sandbox Issue 261: The return of the fanclub? Crowdfunding in 2020

Lead: Crowdfunding in 2020 – Crowdfunding is not a new idea – but following the nosedive of recorded music sales in the early noughts, crowdfunding became a tantalising concept: fanbases could be leveraged into...
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Music app Endlesss hits Kickstarter target for desktop app

We’ve reported regularly on British music-making app startup Endlesss: from our interview with its CEO last year to its recent launches of an iOS app and its own record label. Now Endlesss is turning to crowdfunding...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (24 April)

Start today with the announcement that Beyoncé’s BeyGood foundation is donating $6m to various community-based organisations, UCLA and the National Alliance in Mental Illness. “Communities of color are suffering...
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Crowdfunding is still effective – and it’s still not begging (guest column)

This article is an excerpt from Ari Herstand's second edition of How to Make It in the New Music Business: In 2009, I was co-managing one of my favorite Minneapolis bands with my girlfriend. I was actively touring, playing...
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Liz Longley smashes Kickstarter total to buy album back from label

When crowdfunding platform Kickstarter first started making waves in the music industry in the early 2010s, the pitch from artists was often ‘help me to make my new album independently’. In 2019, in the case of...
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Roli launches Kickstarter for Lumi educational instrument

British startup Roli has launched a series of inventive musical instruments. Its latest has been unveiled with a Kickstarter pre-orders campaign. The instrument is called Lumi, which is pitched as “the illuminated keyboard,...
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Kickstarter’s Drip follow-up has been canned before launch

Crowdfunding platform Drip began life as a project out of independent label Ghostly International: a way for indie labels and artists to raise money from fans through ongoing subscriptions. In early 2016 its founders announced plans...