How can memberships and tips economies work for musicians?
Once upon a time, when the music industry talked about crowdfunding it generally meant Kickstarter and other project-based platforms where artists and other people could raise money directly from their fans. There are...
May 28, 2021
Twitch Rockonomics study analyses mxmtoon, RAC and other artists
Will Page, the former chief economist at Spotify and PRS for Music, has published a new study of 'Twitch's Rockonomics' that includes case studies of the earnings and audience growth of six music artists on Amazon's livestreaming...
April 29, 2021
Ujo Music on blockchain: ‘It’s such an uphill battle with existing companies’
Last month, dance artist RAC – aka André Anjos – released his new album EGO through the usual channels. But he also launched his own webstore selling the album using the Ether cryptocurrency. This was billed as the...
August 4, 2017
Sandbox 184: Save of the century, why pre-save is the new rave
Lead: A decade ago, the focus in album marketing was around the pre-order, using instant grats at the bait to get fans to order albums before they had even come out. Now the emphasis has shifted to the pre-save – primarily...
July 19, 2017