Tag: messaging

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Tools :: Levellr

The original fan community concept – artist fan clubs – have shifted from physical mailing lists to email lists and now to online messaging platforms like Telegram and Discord. Fan communities are highly desirable at...
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Discord adds YouTube integration and monthly $3 subscription

Popular chat platform Discord has announced some new features which will be relevant for artists building communities there.
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Creator-focused CRM startup Laylo raises more funding

US startup Laylo has been building a business around B2B customer relationship management (CRM) tools for musicians.
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WeChat hopes 40m people will watch Backstreet Boys livestream

Everybody, yeah, rock your body, yeah? Even if you're rocking it at your desk or on the sofa. Because yes, Backstreet's back...
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Messaging app Telegram now has 700m monthly active users

The milestone came with more news: the launch of a premium subscription tier where users will pay a monthly fee.
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WMG is first major label to partner with messaging tool Community

We first wrote about text-marketing startup Community in early 2019, when it emerged as a rival to SuperPhone as a way for artists and celebrities to create SMS-focused communities of fans. Stars including Eminem have...
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Messaging app IRL has 12m users and $170m of new funding

IRL is an interesting beast as social apps go: part calendar, part group messaging. According to TechCrunch it has just raised $170m of Series C funding, at a valuation of $1.17bn. This, despite being relatively small...
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Messaging marketing startup Community raises $40m funding

We first wrote about startup Community in early 2019, when it emerged as a rival to marketing firm SuperPhone, helping celebrities (musicians included) to create text-messaging communities for their fans. It has since been used...
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Eminem taps Community platform for messaging with fans

"Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner, but I just been busy," wrote Eminem on Instagram yesterday. "text me, ill hit you back" – with an accompanying phone number. And no, of course Eminem isn't giving out his cellphone...
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Drum’n’bass artist Turno used messaging to grow his mailing list

British drum’n’bass artist Turno is the latest musician to explore messaging-based marketing with startup I Am Pop’s platform – and it has published a case study of his campaign with more details. Turno...
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RIAA targets Telegram in latest ‘notorious markets’ piracy list

US music-industry body the RIAA has submitted its latest list of sites and apps raising piracy concerns, for consideration for the next ‘notorious markets’ list produced by the US Trade Representative. Some familiar names...
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Sandbox Issue 233: Shopping Around: Making Online Stores Add Up

Lead: Working with D2C experts is one part of the business, but changes in how social media sites are structuring themselves can offer acts new ways to sell products to fans of all stripes. We look at where social platforms...