Tagged: music

Amanda Palmer: “Funds From My Patreon Campaign Will Not Go Towards My Baby”

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Hoping to clear the air of recent accusations concerning her Patreon campaign, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer is ready set the record straight and put an end to the gossip. Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first… Read More

“Okay Cupid” Singer Kitty Launches Kickstarter Initiative For Her First “Big-Girl” Record

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Last week, indie musician, Kitty, took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise funds for her first “Big-Girl” record. According to the 22-year-old, her first music video “Okay Cupid” went viral in 2012 when she was living in Dayton Beach, Florida. After that,… Read More

Fans of Former Black Flag & Misfit Member Dez Cadena Launch GoFundMe Campaign Following Cancer Diagnosis

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Just a few months after the devastating announcement of Dez Cadena being diagnosed with throat cancer, a group of the rocker’s devoted fans launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help pay for his health expenses. The former Black Flag and Misfit member previously wrote:… Read More

Steve Grand Opens Up About His Kickstarter Experience

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Nearly a year and a half after the launch of his Kickstarter campaign for the album All-American Boy, musician Steve Grand sat down with Billboard to share details about his crowdfunding experience and the new record. All-American Boy was released earlier this year and within just thirty… Read More

Famed Musician Michael Bolton Hits PledgeMusic For His Upcoming Album

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Michael Bolton fans, get ready! The 62-year-old musician is looking to produce a brand new album and he’s seeking the help of his devoted followers to make it happen. Recently, Bolton took to crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic with a mission to raise funds for the new record. He declared… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Audition Trail Seeks to Help Musicians With Audition Costs

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AuditionTrail, a crowdfunding platform, recently launched as a new site that will allow musician backers to fund their upcoming audition travels. The platform was created by musician Miguel Sonnak, who was inspired to create the site following a visit to the Aspen Music Festival. Sonnak revealed he hopes that… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperial Sphericator Turns Food Into Pearls, Freaks3D is a Portable 3D Printer & Livid’s Mobile Music Maker

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For this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Imperial Sphericator, a device that transforms your food into “caviar”; Freaks3D, the worlds “first” portable 3D printer; and Minim, a pocket sized wireless instrument for music creation. 3D printing is pretty common today. It was not that long… Read More

Update: Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Captures Over $300,000 During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 12 hours until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, smart piano and light keyboard, the ONE, has successfully raised over $300,000 thanks to nearly 850 backers. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs and classical… Read More

Sum 41 Hits PledgeMusic to Raise Funds For New Album

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Ready for their big comeback, the bandmates of Sum 41 recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic for their new album. The band is making a comeback after last year incident, in which frontman Deryck Whibley was forced into a coma when his liver and kidneys collapsed. Immediately… Read More

Music Group David Wax Museum Returns to Indiegogo With a Mission to Raise Funds For New Album “Guesthouse”

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Ready to bring new music to their fans, David Wax Museum has returned to Indiegogo with a crowdfunding campaign for their new album “Guesthouse.” The group, which was founded by David Wax and Suz Slezak in 2007 has tour both nationally and internationally over the past eight… Read More

Gramovox Surpasses $1M For The Floating Record During Kickstarter Initiative; Breaks Chicago Crowdfunding Record

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With nearly two weeks until its Kickstarter comes to an end, Floating Record, a Vertical Turntable that was created by Chicago-based Gramovox, has secured $1,040,000. This new number successfully breaks the city’s reward-based crowdfunding record, which was previous held by Central Standard Timing’s 2013 failed project “world’s thinnest watch.” Back… Read More

Brief: Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 Towards GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan Battling Leukemia

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Always looking to help a fan in need, pop sensation Taylor Swift offered up $50,000 towards a GoFundMe campaign dedicated to 11-year-old Naomi Oakes, who was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. According to People, Oakes’ family posted a video on YouTube sharing her story and revealing the fact… Read More

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