Tagged: music

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

Tilt & The Chainsmokers Kick Off Fan-Sourced Tour: First Stop University of Connecticut

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Just a couple months after, Tilt announced that it has joined forces with the music group, The Chainsmokers for the #TiltTour, the crowdfunding platform has officially kicked off the fan-sourced tour with its first stop at University of Connecticut (UCONN). The platform revealed that any accredited… Read More

Legion Music Fest 2016 Cancelled; Relaunches Pozible Campaign For 2017 Event

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Following its unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign on Pozible (which secured $324,511 out of its $3,275,000 goal), Australia’s Legion Music Festival has decided to cancel this year’s event.  The organizers stated: “We had hoped to let all our Pozible supporters know 24 hours before everyone else so that they had a… Read More

Female Rapper Kreayshawn Says No Thanks to Crowdfunding; Urges Fan to Remove GoFundMe Initiative

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Showing some love for Oakland rapper, Kreayshawn, a devoted fan launched a GoFundMe initiative after she announced that she has been left with no money just days before Christmas. Kreayshawn, who is known for her hit song Gucci Gucci, took to her Twitter account to rant… Read More

Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Launches Patreon Initiative After AJ Maddah Fails to Pay For Soundwave 2015 Performance

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Al Jourgensen, the frontman of Grammy-nominated American band Ministry, announced this week that the group is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise the $203,000 they are owed for performing at the AJ Maddah’s 2015 Soundwave Festival last February. Jourgensen wrote: “Now I know there’s douchebags in every… Read More

DJ Live Streaming Community “Chew” Launches Seedrs Initiative to Expand Service

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Chew, a live stream DJ community, is currently seeking £150,00 through its new Seedrs initiative to expand its services. The company, which described itself as the Twitch for DJ’s, allows “bedroom DJs” to share their mixes while building and engaging a global fanbase: “The bedroom… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Announces Kickstarter Album Release Date

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Earlier this year, 90’s hip hop group, De La Soul, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. Now nearly seven months after achieving over $600,000 through the funding initiative, the band has announced the record’s released date…. Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Platform Angels Like Rebels Secures Over $500,000 For 22 Music Artists

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On Friday, Angels Like Rebels, a new platform that is dedicated to empowering musical artists through crowdfunding and crowd-marketing, announced that more than 30,000 fans have pledged over $500,000 towards 22 selected musicians just one week after launching on November 5th. Alexander Volgin, founder of Angels… Read More

All-Girl Band TLC Continues to Receive Backlash For Delayed Kickstarter Album; Backers Trend #TLCIsGoingToJailParty Hashtag

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Continuing to remain irritated about TLC’s “keeping fans in the dark about the Kickstarter album” tactic, the campaign’s backers have unleashed a new hashtag that shows their frustration about the situation. As previously reported, the girls shared some details about the album’s delay at the… Read More

Tilt Teams Up With The Chainsmokers For New #TILTTOUR

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform, Tilt, announced that it has joined forces with the music group, The Chainsmokers for the #TiltTour. Tilt shared: “The Chainsmokers wanted to create the first-ever fan-sourced tour and bring their music to where their fans are. College students across the nation… Read More

Brief: RocketHub Set to Present Two Showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City

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This week, crowdfunding platform RocketHub announced that it is set to present two showcases at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The platform’s team shared: “RocketHub is proud to present two official showcases for New York City’s biggest music festival, The CMJ… Read More

Indiegogo Success “Miles Ahead” Premieres At the 53rd New York Film Festival

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Over the weekend, The New York Film Festival ended on a high note with the premiere of Indiegogo success, Miles Ahead.  As previously reported, Academy-Award nominated actor Don Cheadle launched a campaign on the global crowdfunding platform for the featured film, which focus on a few day days… Read More

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Dancer’s GoFundMe Campaign

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Ready to repay someone who has helped her in the past, Taylor Swift hit GoFundMe once again to donate $50,000 towards one of her dancers, Toshi Davidson, who’s nephew is sick. The campaign’s description reads: “Baby Ayden is 13 months old. He was just diagnosed… Read More

The Rocket Summer’s Bryce Avary Launches PledgeMusic Campaign For New Album

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Ready to get started on his next project, Bryce Avary, under the name of his band The Rocket Summer,  has launched a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic to raise funds for his upcoming album. Avary stated in a press release: “This album is the most unique and different of… Read More

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