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De La Soul’s Kickstarter Album “And the Anonymous Nobody” Hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Charts

De La Soul

Less than two weeks after release Kickstarter-funded album, And the Anonymous Nobody, De La Soul’s highly anticipated record has already hit number one on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums (dated September 17th). According to Billboard, the album already leads the chart with 21,000 copies sold last week. The media outlet also… Read More

Finally!: De La Soul Releases Kickstarter-Funded Album “And the Anonymous Nobody”

De La Soul

It’s finally here – on Friday, hip-hop band De La Soul released their first full-length album in 11 years, and the Anonymous Nobody. The group, which consists of Vincent Mason, David Jude Jolicoeur, and Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, took to Kickstarter last year with a mission to raise only… Read More

De La Soul Unveils Usher Collaborated Single “Greyhounds” Less Than Two Weeks Before Kickstarter Funded Album Release (Video)

De La Soul

With their Kickstarter album,  And The Anonymous Nobody…, set to be released on August 26th, hip-hop trio De La Soul unveiled their new Usher collaborated single, Greyhounds.  The group, which consists of Vincent Mason, David Jude Jolicoeur, and Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, took to the crowdfunding giant with a mission to raise… Read More

Singer & Songwriter Melissa Etheridge Hits PledgeMusic to Raise Funds For New Album “MEmphis Rock and Soul”

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This week, mega singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge took to crowdfunding portal, PledgeMusic, to raise funds for her upcoming album MEmphis Rock and Soul. The new record is set to hit stores on October 7th and will feature Etheridge’s new single Hold On, I’m Coming…. Read More

Eazl Arts Teams Up With PledgeMusic for Art In A Corner Charity Fundraising Project

Art in a Corner

On Monday, UK social enterprise Eazl Arts announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic to launch its Art In A Corner Charity Fundraising Project, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’, Images Of A Woman, a painting created during the band’s… Read More

Rock On: UK Music Brand Steve Grindrod Amps Announces Seedrs Initiative

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom-based Steve Grindrod Amplification (SGA) announced it is seeking £200,000 through Seedrs as it prepares to expand and become what it hopes the music industry’s “next iconic brand.” Founder of the company, Steve Grindrod has reportedly stated: “For over 40 years I’ve obsessed… Read More

Radio Service Platform 8tracks Officially Opens SeedInvest Initiative to the Public

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8tracks, the crowd-curated (read not Pandora) internet radio service, announced on Tuesday its SeedInvest campaign is officially open to the public. The platform is looking to sell up to $11 million Series A preferred stock to investors. The company went on to Twitter to announce the… Read More

De La Soul Unveils First Single of Kickstarter-Funded Album “And the Anonymous Nobodies” (Video)

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Earlier this week, De La Soul released the first single of their Kickstarter-funded album, And The Anonymous Nobodies, called Pain. Back in 2015, the hip hop group took to the crowdfunding giant with a mission to raise only $110,000 for their new album. Within only hours of its launch, the initiative successfully… Read More

American Rock Band Papa Roach Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album

Papa Roach

Papa Roach, an American rock band, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic to raise funds for their upcoming album. According to various reports, Papa Roach (which consists of Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, and Tony Palermo) took to the studio earlier this year to… Read More

Alter Ibiza Seeks £110,000 on Seedrs to Open Spanish Night Club

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Alter Ibiza, a Spain-based club brand, has recently launched a Seedrs initiative with a mission to raise £110,000 as it prepares to open its night club’s doors. The company is looking to bring music entertainment, quality products and services to its new club in Ibiza. But… Read More

De La Soul Delays Kickstarter Album; Set to Release Later This Summer

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Bad news, De La Soul backers, the group has delayed its Kickstarter album And the Anonymous Nobody. Although the group originally announced the record would be released on April 29th, they recently revealed that they were moving the debut date to later this summer. Last spring, the hip hop… Read More

Electronic Band Freezepop Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Fifth Full-Length Album

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Freezepop, a Boston-based electronic genre band, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its upcoming fifth full-length album. The group, which was found in 1999, has had its songs featured on Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and recently, the reboot to the Harmonix classic Amplitude, along… Read More

PledgeMusic Appoints Warner Music Group Vet Paula Woollatt As Head of UK/EUR Manufacturing and Fulfillment

Paula Woollatt

On Monday, crowdfunding platform for music, PledgeMusic, announced that it has appointed Warner Music Group veteran, Paula Woollatt, as head of UK/EUR manufacturing and fulfillment. According to the funding portal, Woollatt held various positions at Warner Music Group including head of creative production for the Atlantic, Parlophone,… Read More

Actor Don Cheadle to Appear at the Cincinnati Premiere of Indiegogo Success “Miles Ahead”

Miles Ahead

This evening, actor Don Cheadle will be heading to Cincinnati, Ohio premiere of his Indiegogo project, Miles Ahead. The film was reportedly filmed in the city in 2014 and tonight’s even will be taking place at Esquire Theatre in Clifton. Academy-Award nominated actor launched a campaign on the… Read More

British Actor & Filmmaker Alex Winter Hits Kickstarter For New Frank Zappa Documentary

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Earlier this month, British actor and filmmaker Alex Winter took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $500,000 for the new documentary, Who the Fuck is Frank Zappa.  While revealing why he has decided to do a documentary on the late rocker, Winters stated: “Frank Zappa… Read More

Kickstarter Makes First Acquisition & Saves Music Community “Drip”

Charles Adler, Perry Chen, and Yancey Strickler

CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, announced on Thursday that the crowdfunding platform has officially acquired artist community website, Drip. This has been named Kickstarter’s first acquisition. Drip is described as a curated platform that gives creators and communities a place to interact through… Read More

Kickstarter: Here’s Our Guide for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

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On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its presence at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, which is being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter crew revealed: “South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas March 11–20, and we’ll be there with bells on. Here’s a… Read More

Brief: Funds From Viral Kanye West GoFundMe Campaign to be Donated to Music Education Nonprofit, Notes for Notes

Kanye West

GoFundMe announced on Thursday the funds originally raised by campaign organizer Jeremy Platt to “Get Kanye Out of Debt” will be allocated to music education-focused nonprofit, Notes for Notes. Notes for Notes is a nonprofit organization that designs, equips, and staffs Boys & Girls Clubs… Read More

Kanye West Will Not Be Taking Any Funds from GoFundMe Campaign

Kanye West

Following the launch of a fan running GoFundMe campaign to help Kanye West, sources close to reportedly “debt-stricken” musician revealed that he won’t be taking ANY of the funds from the initiative. The organizer of the campaign, Jeremy Piatt, revealed to TMZ that he was contacted by… Read More