Spotify and MerchFriends launch ‘Band Shirt Day’ this month
It's due to take place on 16 September, and revolves around exclusive merch (or discounts on existing products) and donations to charities
September 9, 2022
Tools :: Fanbace
Merchandise is an important revenue stream for artists, and a means to create stronger bonds with their fans. With a focus on removing the barriers of the traditional merchandise model, sustainability and maximising merch...
February 23, 2022
FAC highlights venues that don’t charge commission on merch
In December, Tim Burgess started a public conversation about the commission on merch sales taken by some live venues, noting that at worst it can be a 25% cut.
January 19, 2022
The Sandbox Guide to… D2C
Selling direct to consumer (D2C) might not be new, but it’s easier than ever to do – and probably much more important now, too. And it’s not just the pandemic that has turned artists’ heads towards selling D2C –...
December 2, 2021
Merch sales from Lil Nas X Roblox gig near ‘eight figures’
When Lil Nas X performed a concert on gaming platform Roblox in December 2020, it was watched 33m times in a weekend over multiple viewings. Now Roblox has revealed that the show was also a success when it came to sales of...
July 6, 2021
Amazon Music adds merchandise features to its mobile app
Amazon Music’s app is steadily adding more features beyond basic audio streaming. Having integrated livestreams last year, now the app is getting merchandise features. As of this week, artists who are taking part will...
March 11, 2021
Ticketing and livestreams app Dice gets into merchandise
Dice started as a mobile ticketing app, before swiftly expanding into livestreams as Covid-19 lockdowns hit physical concerts. Now it's expanding again: into merchandise. Its new 'Merch On Dice' feature will enable artists...
March 9, 2021
Muse create limited edition virtual merch with Cryptokitties
Rock behemoths Muse have created two crypto-collectibles – characters called Marty and Mibbles taken from recent album ‘Simulation Theory’ – which are digitally-scarce collectibles that fans can buy and...
September 4, 2020
TikTok adds creator merchandise sales integration with Teespring
Apps are fond of keeping users within the app, and creators like to ping fans all over the internet to where they can get them to pay for things. To strike a balance, TikTok has followed Youtube and Twitch in partnering with...
September 2, 2020
The Rolling Stones to open shop on London’s Carnaby Street
Soho’s swinging Carnaby Street (copyright: the 1960s) is getting a new boutique retailer from 9 September: RS No. 9 Carnaby. Otherwise known as a ‘world-first flagship store’ for The Rolling Stones. As part...
August 20, 2020
How to successfully livestream a music event
*Learn more about Music and Livestreaming: reaching fans AND making money Another day, another livestream. Well, probably another thousand of them. A year ago, livestreams were defined by their rarity, now they...
August 13, 2020
More than 2m people watched The Weeknd’s TikTok concert
The Weeknd teamed up with TikTok and VR startup Wave for a live concert last weekend, and it seems to have been a big success. TikTok said that 'The Weeknd Experience' notched up more than 2m total views over its showings...
August 13, 2020