Tagged: music

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

David Porter

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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

Amanda Palmer: “My Kickstarter Was Terribly Budgeted”

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Taking some time away from her career and mother duties, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer sat down to discuss her experience with the crowdfunding method. Back in 2012, Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first solo studio album, but also a tour and… Read More

De La Soul Talks Kickstarter Album & Not Going to a Label: “We Love the Freedom”

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Earlier this month, 90’s hip-hop group, De La Soul, sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the progress of their Kickstarter album, And The Anonymous Nobodies. As previously reported, De La Soul launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. While… Read More

8tracks, Internet Radio Startup, Grabs $25 Million in Investor Interest

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Internet radio startup 8tracks has quickly generated over $25 million in indicated interest from investors under Regulation A+ on SeedInvest.  According to information provided by the investment crowdfunding platform, more than 29,000 individuals have expressed their intent to purchase shares in the young company. 8tracks… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Announces Funded Projects that Received 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

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With the 58th annual Grammy Awards set to be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California this upcoming Monday, Kickstarter announced the nominees that were funded through its crowdfunding platform. The Kickstarter team shared: “On Kickstarter, we see Music projects for everything from just-starting-out demos… Read More

Singer & Songwriter Monica Rizzio Discusses Her Experience Working Direct-to-Fan Through PledgeMusic Initiative

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Taking time away from her recording studio schedule, singer and songwriter Monica Rizzio sat down to discuss her crowdfunding experience through PledgeMusic. Monica took to PledgeMusic to raise funds for her new album, Washashore Cowgirl. The album is set to release on March 6th. She noted that… Read More

Brief: A&R Producer Ron Fair Reveals Details About TLC’s Kickstarter-Funded Album

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With fans still continuing to wait for TLC Kickstarter-funded album to be released, A&R producer, Ron Fair, weighed in on what to expect in regards to the 90’s all-girl band’s new tracks. Last year, all-girl group TLC took to crowdfunding giant with a mission to… Read More