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PledgeMusic reveals management changes and promises improvements

Crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic has confirmed the departure of its CEO Dominic Pandiscia, and announced a reshuffle of its management team in its wake. Co-founder Malcolm Dunbar will now be global president and chief...
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PledgeMusic CEO Dominic Pandiscia steps down from role

Music-crowdfunding service PledgeMusic is having a troubled 2018, having admitted to some problems and delays with payouts for artists using its platform earlier this summer. Now its CEO, Dominic Pandiscia, has stepped down....
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She Makes War: Laura Kidd on the experience of crowdfunding an album

UK-based musician Laura Kidd writes, produces and records music as She Makes War, with three albums under her belt so far. She's crowdfunding her fourth using PledgeMusic: here's her take on the experience as an artist. "In...
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Trendwatch: fan relationships 3.0 and the rise of artist services

The first afternoon session in the second day of the NY:LON Connect conference focused on artist services, starting with a speech from Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services.
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PledgeMusic, Wheeler Walker Jr, and glow-in-the-dark-jizz-gate

Most artists who use fan-funding platform PledgeMusic are full of praise for it. Less so country artist Wheeler Walker Jr, whose campaign for his new album ‘Ol’ Wheeler’ has been scrubbed from the site and fans refunded. PledgeMusic...
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Indie #1: How the Passenger album topped the UK charts

Spoiler alert! Passenger's seventh studio album 'Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea' went to number one in the UK last autumn, despite competing with new albums by Bruce Springsteen and Shawn Mendes. At AIM's Indie-Con...
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Cooking Vinyl turns 30 with a PledgeMusic campaign

Happy birthday Cooking Vinyl. The pioneering indie label is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a range of activities including live events, a PledgeMusic campaign and an industry fund. The campaign is for a bunch...
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Magna Entertainment takes major stake in PledgeMusic

New York-based investment firm Magna has taken a “major position” in fan-funding service PledgeMusic. The size of its investment remains undisclosed, although it was made through the company’s Magna Entertainment...
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PledgeMusic shares stats to celebrate sixth anniversary

Fan-funding platform PledgeMusic is six years old this year, and to celebrate, CEO Benji Rogers has published some stats on how artists are performing on the service. More than 1m people have accounts on PledgeMusic, spending...
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PledgeMusic talks direct-to-fan commerce in 2015 (interview)

Happy birthday, PledgeMusic. The direct-to-fan music company launched in August 2009 as a way for musicians to raise money from fans for new projects, but also to invite them in to the recording process through online updates...
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Michael Bolton turns to the crowd through PledgeMusic

And you say, all your hope is gone, and what’s the use in trying. What you need is to have some faith, shake off those sad blues, and get yourself a new direct-to-fan campaign from PledgeMusic to fund your next album. Yes,...
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Blockchain technology and music: two contrasting views

There has been a surge of discussion in recent weeks about whether blockchain technology could be part of the drive for more transparency in the way digital music services' payouts make their way to artists and songwriters. A...