Tagged: music

Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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In 2012, Dresden Dolls bandmate, Amanda Palmer, took to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for a new record; her new book, The Art of Asking; and a tour. Not only did she surpass the initial goal, by the end of her crowdfunding campaign’s run on the platform, she scored $1,192,793 from 24,883 backers. Now the 38-year-old is sharing details about… Read More

Seattle Musicians Launch Kickstarter Campaign For New Electronic Music Collaboration; Raises $25,000 in Two Days

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Seeking to share their music with the rest of the world, Seattle musicians, Ryan Clark and Randy Torres, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for their NYVES and its upcoming album. Sharing a brief history about the collaboration between he and Torres, Clark stated, “In early 2013, Randy Torres and I started… Read More

Rock Band Murder By Death Hits Kickstarter For New Album; Scores Over $117,000 in Two Days

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Turning to their fans for support once again, rock band Murder By Death has launched another Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their new album, Big Dark Love. Just two days after its debut on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the project has already surpassed half of its initial $150,000 and is currently at nearly $117,500 thanks to… Read More

Update: Mass Fidelity’s The Core Hits $1M During Final Days On Indiegogo

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With less than two days until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s The Core has scored  over $1 million dollars, thanks to its 3,155 backers. The Toronto-based startup announced it was extending its campaign earlier this month and continuing to be a huge success on the global crowdfunding platform. As previously reported on… Read More

Bandmates of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Drummer’s Medical Expenses

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Seeking support from their devoted fans, the rockers of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have hit GoFundMe to help raise funds to cover the brain surgery that their drummer, Leah Shapiro, needs. According to Contact Music, the San Francisco-based group canceled a string of gigs earlier this month to allow Shapiro to undergo the operation after she was diagnosed… Read More

DirecTV’s New Music Channel Uses Crowdfunding To Help Musicians Make it Big

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DirecTV is ready to give up and coming musicians a chance to grab some attention through a new television channel. Last week, the television provider debut its New Music Channel, also known as NMC. The channel uses a form of crowdfunding to push musicians into the spotlight. According to People Magazine, NMC launched last Monday… Read More

Singer Neon Hitch Ditches Warner Brothers Studio; Now Turns to Indiegogo Backers & Fans to Become Her New Label

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Continuing to keep her career going after saying farewell to her formal label, Warner Brothers, British singer Neon Hitch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for not only her upcoming album but also for the world’s “first” fan label. According to the campaign’s website, Hitch decided to go through the crowdfunding route… Read More

Your Music Company’s “Fanvestors” to Receive Their First Royalty Check for Artist Investment

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“Fanvestors” will officially be earning some royalties from their investment in French artist Georgia Jane’s music crowdfunding campaign listed on Your Music Company (YMC). Those who backed Georgia Jane will collectively receive 5% of their total investment in the form of a check or an account credit on YMC’s website. Primed to turn the music industry and… Read More

Neil Young Talks Pono, Crowdfunding & Music with Jim Cramer (Video)

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Rock legend Neil Young visited the studios of Mad Money to discuss his vision for the Pono Music player with investing maven Jim Cramer.  Not a single Booyah was given but there was a lot of love between the two as Cramer revealed he was an early backer on the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised… Read More

Sir Paul McCartney Announces His Support for Crowdfunder-Success Bombed Out Church

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Lending a hand to one of Liverpool’s well-known arts venues, singer/songwriter Sir Paul McCartney has announced his support towards famed concert hall, St. Luke’s Church. This news comes just a couple months after a crowdfunding campaign supporting the historic building hit CrowdfunderUK. As previously reported, the residents of Liverpool launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdfunderUk… Read More

UK Fans Launch Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Foo Fighters to Birmingham; Hits Over £149,000 First Week

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Just a few weeks after Foo Fighters, took to the stage at their crowdfunded concert in Richmond, Virginia, a group of UK fans are taking matters into their own hands to bring the hit rock band across the pond. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Kickstarter last Friday (September 19th) to raise £150,000 for a… Read More

MusicRaiser Will Offer Some Projects Free Promotional Services

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Crowdfunding record label MusicRaiser.com is now offering selected projects on their site free promotional services. According to a release the music crowdfunding platform will offer the service only to bands who the site’s music specialists believe have genuine potential for either signed and unsigned bands. Selected artists will receive a personalised project set-up in which… Read More

Vrb is Crowdfunding For Cool Bluetooth Headphones on Kickstarter

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Seeking to change the way music lovers enjoy their favorite tunes, San Francisco-based Vrb has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its brand new self-titled Bluetooth headphones. Originally seeking only $16,000, the project has already received over $29,000 from more than 200 backers within the first week on the crowdfunding platform. The campaign was inspired by… Read More

Foo Fighters Announces Date for Crowdfunded Richmond, Virginia Concert

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Just a few months after a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt raised nearly $70,000 to bring Foo Fights to Richmond, Virginia, the famous rock band announced on Twitter the date of the highly anticipated concert on Wednesday (September 3rd). As previously reported, freelance creative director and copywriter, Andrew Goldin  launched the campaign in March and the… Read More

Korn Guitarist to Introduce “HOLY GHOST” at Saturday’s World Premiere Experience

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Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit God Adventure trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood’s established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. This coming Saturday, September 6th, Wanderlust Productions is presenting the film’s world premiere experience, a live, one-time digital event… Read More

Global Rockstar Promotion Incorporates Crowdfunding to Back Participants

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Global Rockstar has been labeled the “worlds largest online music contest”.  The online competition is seeking to uncover the next music phenomena.   Any musician may submit an original track until September 30th.  Organizers state that in 2013, more than 2,400 artists from 73 different countries took part in the Global Rockstar pilot project. Over… Read More

Neil Young’s Pono Music Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Extended

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Music legend Neil Young is now a crowdfunding legend too.  He has taken one of the most successful rewards based crowdfunding campaigns ever and turned it into an equity crowdfunding hit.   Pono Music publicly opened the funding round on August 1st.  The initial raise was targeted at $2.5 million but that number was crushed… Read More

Country Singer & Gay Activist Launches $200,000 Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

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Ready to bring new music to her devoted fans, country singer Chely Wright launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week to raise $175,000 for her upcoming studio album. The Single, White Female songstress released her first album in 1994 under the Polydor label and was immediately a huge hit. Eventually she went on to become an independent artist. Not… Read More

New York City Photographer Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New CBGB Book

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Setting out to bring the famous former NYC club, CBGB back to life, New York native David Godlis has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $30,000 so he can publish a limited edition book that is filled with high quality photographs from 1976-1979. Opened in 1973, CBGB (which stands for country, bluegrass, and… Read More

Famous Rockband Bush Turns to PledgeMusic for Upcoming Album

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Ready to unleash their latest project to fans, the bandmates of Bush have launched a crowdfunding project on PledgeMusic. By pledging funds, the backers can get the band’s merchandise and access to the upcoming album, Man on the Run. After leaving his original band, Midnight, British singer Gavin Rossdale met former King Black guitarist Nigel… Read More