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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.
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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.'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...