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Amanda Palmer has raised nearly $1.6m so far on Patreon

A story about Amanda Palmer crowdfunding leading the Music Ally Bulletin? Today’s email is brought to you by 2012… But no: Palmer continues to be one of the most successful crowdfunders in the music world, but nowadays...
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Kickstarter relaunches Drip for Patreon-style creator subscriptions

Kickstarter is relaunching Drip, the platform for artist and label subscriptions that it bought in 2016, shortly after its previous owners warned they were having to shut it down. “Today we launch a new Drip for artists...
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Patreon set to process $150m of payouts in 2017

Crowdfunding platform Patreon has been talking about its growth for a profile on The Verge, with some new stats to digest. “Half its patrons and creators joined in the past year, and it’s set to process $150 million...
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YouTube star Peter Hollens outlines his path to fame

Peter Hollens has been one of the big YouTube-native music success stories, with a channel that ended 2016 with 1.5 million subscribers and 215m views. In a piece for Flypaper, Hollens outlines his path to success on YouTube....
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YouTube musician Peter Hollens looks for all the cookie jars

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the last couple of years covering musicians on YouTube, it’s that they don’t rely solely on Google’s online video service to make their money. Take a cappella artist Peter...
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Amanda Palmer now making $34.4k per ‘thing’ on Patreon

Musician Amanda Palmer has made Patreon an important part of her income: she’s now making $34.4k from her backers on the crowdfunding service every time she publishes a new ‘thing’. That’s according to the chart...
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Patreon security breach includes users’ personal details

Crowdfunding service Patreon has reported a significant security breach that included personal information on some of its users. The breach happened on 28 September via a debug version of the Patreon website that was publicly...
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Drowned in Sound turns to Patreon for fan funding

Music website Drowned In Sound is turning to Patreon for a sustainable income, after battling with a downturn in online advertising revenues. Having launched as a blog in 2000, DiS has now reviewed thousands of albums, and...
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Hank Green talks $2 YouTube CPM – and the ‘Just Ask’ alternative

YouTubers aren’t supposed to talk publicly about how much money they’re making from advertising: it’s why they squirm and deflect when asked about it on-stage at conferences. Veteran online video star Hank Green has...
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Patreon buys fellow crowdfunding service Subbable

Fresh from signing up musician Amanda Palmer, Patreon has announced that it's now paying out $2m a month to its network of creators, and that it's acquiring fellow crowdfunding service Subbable. Patreon is growing fast:...
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Sandbox 128 – Target Practice: Using Data and Retargeting In Music Marketing

Lead: The music industry has embraced retargeting in recent years as it looks to get more bang for its online advertising buck. The ROIs might be tantalisingly high but the practice comes with all manner of legal and ethical...
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Amanda Palmer up to $21.4k per ‘thing’ on Patreon

We reported on the launch of Amanda Palmer’s Patreon campaign earlier this week. A few days on – at the time of writing – she has 2,369 backers on the crowdfunding service committed to paying $21,463 per “thing”...