Tag: pledge music
Imogen Heap selling £215 Deluxe Box Set through Pledge Music
The latest artist to try a spot of crowdfunding through Pledge Music is Imogen Heap – something of a catch for the music-focused service.
December 11, 2013
Average PledgeMusic backer pledges $57 per transaction
Don't call PledgeMusic a crowdfunding platform. "Crowdfunding is 'please give money, then I will do'. Direct-to-consumer is 'I've done it, here's five ways to buy it.'
July 17, 2013
Bring Me The Horizon launch album presale with PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic seems to be evolving into something more than crowdfunding, working with labels on fan-presale campaigns for albums that are already funded.
January 16, 2013
PledgeMusic bags Kate Nash for fan-funded album
The latest artist to sign up with music crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic is Kate Nash, for next year's 'Girl Talk' album.
November 22, 2012
Sandbox Issue Seventy Three: Pheed – music feast or music famine
In an age of social media ubiquity and increasing noise, Pheed is offering a less frenetic and more measured environment that it will charge for access to.
November 14, 2012
Sandbox issue sixty four: Little Monsters Mash
Lady Gaga has now opened Little Monsters, her own social network, to all comers. It exists in its own orbit with no loop back to her other social media pages and keeps the sales messages to a minimum.
July 12, 2012
Ben Folds talks crowdfunding: ‘It’s new and it’s an opportunity’
We wrote last week about the reformed Ben Folds Five using Pledge Music to crowdfund their new album. Now the band's Ben Folds has been talking about the decision.
May 14, 2012
Ben Folds Five turn to Pledge Music to crowdfund new album
After a lengthy hiatus, Ben Folds Five have reformed for a tour and new album. The latter will be funded by a campaign on crowdfunding site Pledge Music.
May 10, 2012
Pledge boss: ‘Facebook is not where I will go to buy anything – ever’
Pledge CEO Benji Rogers has joined the debate around 'f-commerce' - selling things on Facebook. He's not a fan.
March 13, 2012
YouTube plus Pledge Music proves winning formula for Ana Free
Looking for success stories from artists building careers outside the traditional label system? Ana Free is the latest to add to the list. The singer/songwriter has built a fanbase on YouTube, with 82,000 subscribers and...
February 15, 2012
PledgeMusic launches first European campaign for Apocalyptica
Fan-funding firm PledgeMusic has unveiled its first campaign in mainland Europe, working with Finnish band Apocalyptica - of 'four cellists playing metal covers' fame. The band is releasing a new photobook covering several...
October 6, 2011
Pledge Music scores UK top 10 album with Charlie Simpson
Fan-funding firm Pledge Music has its first top 10 album this week in the UK, through former Busted frontman Charlie Simpson's new work 'Young Pilgrim'. The album went in at number six in the charts on Sunday, despite much...
August 23, 2011