Tagged: music

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

Neil Young’s Pono Raises Over $6 Million in Just 7 Days Equity Crowdfunding

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While the crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was pretty amazing the equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder has rocketed through expectations.  PonoMusic, the vision of famed recording star Neil Young, took only 7 days to raise $6 million in equity.  On Kickstarter it took 35 days to raise $6.2 million.  While backers lined up to fund Pono… Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Dares Beyoncé To Take the Ice Bucket Challenge In Support of the James McCarthy Crowdfunder Campaign

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A host of celebrities are taking ice bucket showers to raise awareness for James McCarthy’s crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder. Braving the chill for the inspirational campaign, soccer players, Darren Fletcher, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, have all taken part to help James fulfill his dreams and now Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown the icy gauntlet to Beyonce, J-Lo… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Featured Films & Projects For 2014 Film Festival in Los Angeles

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Crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, announced earlier this week details about its upcoming Film Fest in Los Angeles, California. The event will take place on September 12th from 6-11pm and features the platform’s favorite films, shorts, web series, animations, documentaries and more – all funded on the site. Organizers of the event took to the platform’s blog and wrote,… Read More

Daughter of Music Legend Terry Kath Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New Documentary

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Seeking to keep her father’s legacy alive, daughter of the late Chicago guitarist, Terry Kath, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 for a documentary in his honor. According to Classic Rock, Kath was a larger-than-life lead guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of the famous Illinois jazz-rocking band. He playing the groups earlier hits,… Read More

“Footloose” singer Kenny Loggin Successfully Hits $85,000 Crowdfunding Goal on Kickstarter

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Ready to bring new music to the airwaves, veteran singer/songwriter Kenny Loggin and his band, Blue Sky Riders, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last month to raise $85,000 for their new album. Within the final week of the project, the band raised well over the initial goal and is currently sitting at $97,005…. Read More

Organizers of Kickstarter’s Success Alt-Fest Announced Its Cancellation

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It managed to raise well over its initial £30,000 crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter, unfortunately, the new metal festival, Alt-Fest, has been cancelled due to lack of funds. Last year, the event’s organizers launched a campaign on the crowdfunding giant’s platform and described the event as an “international celebration of alternative music, art, lifestyles, and culture.”… Read More

NudeAudio Super-M Bluetooth Speaker Raises Over $550,000 on Kickstarter

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During the final days of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, NudeAudio Super-M reaches $556,389 from 5,578 backers. The device is a super-high performance Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof and sand proof that fits in any jeans pocket. As previously reported, the NudeAudio Super-M is about the size of a SOL Republic x Motorola’s deck speaker… Read More

Bluetooth Speaker deepblue2 Raises Nearly $170,000 on Indiegogo

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Nearly five days into its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, PeachTree’s new item, deepblue2, raises $167,947 from 521 backers. The device is marketed as the “ultimate” Bluetooth speaker and is a 440-watt aptX acoustic suspensive speaker with a massive 6.5″ woofer. It is also noted as the only small wireless speaker with the full range sound… Read More

Launch & Release Set to Train Musicians on How to Have Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Montana-based website Launch & Release is setting out to help train musicians on how to raise more funds during their crowdfunding campaigns. The website is on a mission to lower the failure rate of music crowdfunding from 45% to 35% by January 2015 through published music crowdfunding tips and advice and by the release of… Read More

Geek Wave Hits $1M During the Final Days on Kickstarter

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With less than three days until the closing of its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the high performance music player, Geek Wave, hit $1,017,872 from 3,534 backers. Revealing the exciting news about the funding, the team added a new video of their reactions as soon as they saw the $1,000,000 mark was hit. As previously reported, Geek Wave originally set to… Read More