Tagged: music

Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Quickly Gains Over $135,000 First Week on Indiegogo

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Giving musicians a new type of instrument to play, creators of the Apple MFi-certified smart piano, The ONE has teamed up with marketing agency, Agency 2.0, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs… Read More

StartEngine’s Gigmor Among First To Carry Out Crowdfunding Campaign Under Regulation A+

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On an equity crowdfunding platform that launched the day that Regulation A+ allowed anyone to invest in early stage companies, Gigmor, Inc., a social networking platform for musicians, is among the first to carry out a crowdfunding campaign under the new regulation.  The “LinkedIn for the music industry,” Gigmor has… Read More

Gramovox Returns to Kickstarter For The Floating Record Vertical Turntable; Raises Over $250,000 in Less Than Two Days

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Ready to unveil a new way to listen to music, Chicago startup and Kickstarter success Gramovox launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant’s platform to raise funds for its new product, the Floating Record Vertical Turntable. Within mere hours of its launch, the campaign successfully raised well over its… Read More

Houston Rap Group Geto Boys Hits Kickstarter to Raise $100,000 For First Album in 10 Years

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Ready to start making new music, Geto Boys has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their new album. It is the first record the Houston-based band has started to develop in over 10 years. Sharing details about the campaign, the rapping trio (made up of  bandmates Scarface, Willie… Read More

Doppler Labs Secures Over $400,000 in Less Than Two Weeks on Kickstarter; Announces Investments from Live Nation Entertainment, WME & Universal Music Group

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Earlier this month, Doppler Labs launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $250,000 for its new first in-ear system, the Here Active Listening System. The system is designed to let users instantly control and personalize your live audio environment. Here consists of two wireless, in-ear buds and a connected smartphone app that give… Read More

Music Industry Veteran Quincy Jones Hits Crowdfunder to Raise $1.5 Million For Playground Sessions (Video)

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In an effort to get his latest music venture, Playground Sessions, off the ground, industry vet Quincy Jones and Chris Vance are seeking $1.5 million in capital on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. Playground Sessions is described as a music learning software company that uses video tutorials… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Reveals Why They Decided to Turn to Kickstarter For Upcoming Album

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Earlier this spring, hip hop group De La Soul took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a mission to raise only $110,000 for their new album. Within only hours of its launch, the initiative successfully secured its initial goal and by the end of its round… Read More

PledgeMusic Joins Forces With American Idol David Cook to Release His Fourth Album

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PledgeMusic, a crowdfunding platform for music, is happy to announce its partnership with platinum selling recording artist and American Idol season seven winner, David Cook, to release his 4th studio record and give fans a pre-order experience they will not soon forget. David Cook rose to… Read More

Indiegogo Forms Partnership With Spotify to Support Musicians Through Crowdfunding

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In an effort to help musicians make their way to the spotlight, Indiegogo announced that Spotify is now supporting multiple music projects on its crowdfunding platform. Earlier this week, Indiegogo revealed: “As a global platform focused on bringing people together to make big things happen, our… Read More

UK’s “Pay-As-You-Go” Psonar Launches Crowdcube Campaign Just One Year After SyndicateRoom Success

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In an effort to get ahead of its competitors, Spotify, new UK-based Psonar has hit equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £250,000 so that it can continue to develop its music services. Psnoar is described as an on-demand streaming music service (aka a virtual jukebox in the… Read More

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