Tagged: music

Hip Hop De La Soul Encourages Other Musicians to Use Crowdfunding Following Kickstarter Success (Video)

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Despite what overly opinionated rocker Morrissey thinks, some artists actually enjoy using crowdfunding for their careers. Earlier this week, The Smith’s former bandmate revealed his distaste for crowdfunding and how he finds the method to be “desperate” and “insulting to fans”: “It is a desperate… Read More

Former Smith’s Rocker Morrissey: Crowdfunding Is Desperate & Insulting to Fans

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While it seems as though more and more fan favorite musicians are taking to various crowdfunding platforms for their music/tour costs, former The Smith’s bandmate Morrissey is looking the other way when it comes to getting the funds for his projects. According to numerous media… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

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British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More

Irish-American Music Group Solas Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Launching a Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

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In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the bandmates of Solas have debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring back past and present members to create a new studio album. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band that plays Irish traditional music as well as original compositions, sometimes demonstrating an… Read More

Fans of Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Flock to GoFundMe Following Rare Cancer Diagnosis

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Seeking the help from his fans, Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $76,000 for his medical bills. The alternative rock band’s guitarist revealed the news that he was diagnosed with the rare cancer, which continues to spread throughout his body:… Read More

PledgeMusic Announces Music Industry Vet Scott Hueston As Head Of Artist Solutions, North America

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PledgeMusic is thrilled to announce Scott Hueston as its new Head of Artist Solutions, North America. Sharing his enthusiasm for the position, Hueston stated: “I’m thrilled to be joining a fantastic team that’s dedicated to providing the best possible resources to artists. PledgeMusic’s fluid platform is… Read More

New Guy Clark Documentary Hits Kickstarter & Quickly Gains Over $50,000

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Last week, Grammy-winning music producer Tamara Saviano has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new documentary that focuses on the life of famous folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer, Guy Clark. Per its synopsis, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of… Read More

Singing Sensation Amanda Palmer Talks Label Breakup & Crowdfunding Success

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Last month, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer launched a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise funds for her upcoming projects, which consists of making new art and traveling to Berlin, Germany to record an album in German. The new projects surfaced just two years after she captured… Read More

Thrash Metal Band Megadeth Crowdfunding New Record on PledgeMusic

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Megadeth, a Los Angeles-based heavy metal band famous for songs such as “Holy Wars … The Punishment Due: and “Peace Sells,” is now crowdfunding its upcoming 15th album on online direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, notes A.V. Club. The legendary group, which has gone platinum six times, and sold about… Read More

Update: Hip Hop Group De La Soul Captures Over $300,000 First Week on Kickstarter

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Looks like De La Soul will finally be releasing a new album thanks to their fans! Last week, hip hop group, which is known for their albums, 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul is Dead, and Stakes is High, took to Kickstarter to raise $110,000 for their first ever studio… Read More

Soundbrenner Limited Hits Indiegogo For New Wearable Device For Musicians

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Until now, the wearables revolution in technology has centered mostly on health and fitness devices. Today it enters the realm of music with the Soundbrenner Pulse, the world’s first wearable device designed specifically for musicians. Engineered in Berlin by a team of entrepreneurial musicians and… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alums & Music Duo 2Steel Girls Announce Partnership with Realtree

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2Steel Girls, country/rock/pop music artists, which is comprised of mother Allison and daughter Krystal announced today a partnership with camouflage designer, Realtree. The duo are natives of Jackson County, Ohio and are lifelong hunting, fishing and general outdoor enthusiasts, and are the perfect fit for… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: OphoKeys Music Keyboard, Piper Minecraft Toolbox & FlexCharger

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Learn. Play. Repeat. If you could upload to your cerebral cortex the ability to play any instrument you wanted –  everyone would do it. Unfortunately that is not the case. While some of us are “gifted”, others have “ability”, and most people just struggle along,… Read More

Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 Receives Over $100,000 During the First Hours on Kickstarter

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Earlier this morning, Tennessee-based Artiphon hit global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $75,000 for INSTRUMENT 1.The eye catching musical instrument surpassed its initial goal within only 5 hours and skyrocketed to over $100,000 thanks to nearly 300 backers. According to its campaign, INSTRUMENT 1 is a combination… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

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Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for not only her first studio album, but also a tour and art book. Originally seeking $100,000, Palmer took home over $1 million thanks to nearly 25,000 backers/fans. Now, Palmer is back to… Read More

Update: TLC Scores Over $385,000 During the Final Hours on Kickstarter; Announces New Funding Perks

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With less than 24 hours until their crowdfunding campaign comes to a close on Kickstarter, the ladies of TLC have not only received well over its initial $150,000 goal thanks to nearly 3,800 backers,  but the ladies are also sharing their appreciation for their supporters by… Read More

TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas Discusses Crowdfunding Success & Final Album

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With less than a week and a half until her band’s Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, TLC songstress Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas chats with AJC about the all-girl group’s crowdfunding success and their upcoming album. The TLC ladies, Chilli and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, took the crowdfunding giant… Read More

Musician Rob Zombie Re-Launches 31 Project on FanBacked; Rewards Backers With Pre-Sale Tour Tickets

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Fans of Rob Zombie, rejoice! Devoted followers of the musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer may now continue to help fund his highly anticipated feature length film, 31 and receive pre-sale tickets to his upcoming summer tour. According to Icon vs Icon, Zombie will be embarking on a new nationwide… Read More

Live Music Platform & Social Network JamKazam Launches Kickstarter For New Device That Reduces Audio Processing Latency

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JamKazam, the developer of a live music platform and social network for musicians, today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new product, JamBlaster. The device radically reduces audio processing latency compared to today’s industry standard computers and audio interfaces, enabling musicians… Read More