Tagged: music

Update: All-Girl Band TLC Continues to Find Success on Kickstarter; Captures Over $200,000

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Looks like fans of the hit 90’s girl band TLC will finally get the album they have been waiting for all thanks to Kickstarter! Earlier this week, the girls launched a campaign on the crowdfunding giant seeking to raise only $150,000 so they may return to the studio for their fifth and final album. Within… Read More

Pop Star Katy Perry Donates $5,000 Towards TLC’s Kickstarter Project

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Just a few days after the launch of TLC’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, sources close to the singing sensation, Katy Perry, have revealed she has donated $5,000 towards the all-girl band’s latest project. Crowdfund Insider reported on Monday that the TLC ladies, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, took the crowdfunding giant to receive $150,000 for their fifth and… Read More

Denmark’s Chili-Pepper-Eating, Most Beloved Orchestra Nears End of Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

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Denmark’s most beloved orchestra is known for being accessible—you may have seen the viral video of its musicians performing “Tango Jalousie” after eating the world’s hottest chili peppers, or perhaps caught them playing in a Copenhagen shopping mall. Now, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra (DNCO) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to continue bringing music to audiences… Read More

All-Girl Band TLC Uses Kickstarter to Make Their Way to the Recording Studio For Fifth & Final Album

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Ready to bring some new beats to their fans, the ladies of TLC have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $150,000 for their fifth and final album. TLC started in the early 90’s and became a huge sensation throughout the years thanks to their popular hip hop tunes. Unfortunately, the all-girl group experienced a… Read More

Vermont Quartet Twiddle Launches Kickstarter For Double Disc Fourth Album

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On Sunday (January 11th), Burlington, Vermont-based quartet Twiddle debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $20,000 for their fourth album, PLUMP.  According to their Bio, Twiddle “dismantles most preconceived notions of jam band culture.” The group’s fresh multi-genre approach to music conjures up rock, jazz, and bluegrass. It also has a blend of reggae and… Read More

Singer/Songwriter Julia Nunes Returns to Kickstarter For New Album; Scores Over $40,000 in Three Days

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Turning to the crowdfunding method for the second time, New York-based singer and songwriter Julia Nunes has launched Kickstarter campaign. Originally seeking only $25,000, the “Stay Awake” songstress has already raised close to $41,000 thanks to nearly 800 backers. Sharing details about the project Nunes stated,“I felt a whole bunch of things and then wrote 9… Read More

Brief: Patreon Reveals Backers Have Given $10 Million to Musicians & Content Creators in 2014

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Patreon, a reward-based crowdfunding platform dedicated to musicians and other content creators, recently announced that backers have given $10 million to its campaigns in 2014. According to Polygon, the 2014’s $10 million is a 3,761 percent increase over last year, which saw pledges of $259,000. Vice president of operations at Patreon, Tyler Palmer stated, “In… Read More

Singer Vonda Shepard Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Her Fourteenth Album

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Vonda Shepard, the singer behind the theme song for Ally McBeal, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for her fourteenth album Rookie. The campaign’s description reads, “Vonda Shepard is back with her eleventh studio album (and fourteenth overall), tentatively dubbed Rookie. It’s a title that bears no little irony, since this year marks 25… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder Takes a Look Back at 2014 & Thanks Backers For Project Support

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With only a few more days until the world rings in the new year, UK’s reward-based crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder takes a time out to reflect on the successfully busy 2014 and the constant support backers gave to its campaigns. The Crowdfunder team stated, “Thanks to you 2014 has been an amazing year at Crowdfunder. Because… Read More

Brief: Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice Helps Fund Daughters Band After Kickstarter Failure (Video)

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She may be heading to prison over conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud, but that hasn’t stopped reality television star Teresa Giudice from helping her daughter Gia with her dreams of becoming a singer. Last month, Gia launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $7,500 for her girl band, 3KT (short for three carat diamonds). According to the… Read More

Smart Earplug Hush Continues to Rock Kickstarter; Scores Over $475,000

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Hush, currently seeking funds though crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, has been dubbed the world’s first set of connected earplugs that wirelessly connects to a smartphone, to help people live and sleep when it’s noisy. Hush combines noise-masking earplugs with an app to isolate users from distractions that may be keeping them from sleeping, while still letting… Read More

Creed’s Scott Stapp Supposedly Launches Fundly Campaign For New Album & Novel After Emotional Breakdown

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For those who haven’t heard, things haven’t gone so well for Creed’s former frontman, Scott Stapp. TMZ reported last month that the rocker was put into a psychiatric hold for three days after law enforcement officials stated he had drug-fueled paranoid delusions he’s a marked man, and his estranged wife, Jaclyn Stapp, says he hears voices and worries… Read More

American Rapper Lil Wayne Cameos in Fred Water Flask Kickstarter Video

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Taking time away from preparations for the release of his eleventh album, Carter V, American rapper Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, decided to lend a hand to Fred Water Flask crowdfunding campaign by remixing Aaron “Jaws” Homoki’s techno beat in the California startup’s hilarious Kickstarter video. As previously reported, the flask shape water bottle enables people… Read More

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