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Magna Entertainment’s Russell Rieger Named Director of PledgeMusic

New York-based investment firm Magna Entertainment recent revealed that Russell Rieger became a director of PledgeMusic in early January. This announcement comes just two years after the firm gave $3 million investment to the website.  Rieger is one of three directors of PledgeMusic, which includes founder… Read More

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

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

Famed Musician Michael Bolton Hits PledgeMusic For His Upcoming Album

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

Sum 41 Hits PledgeMusic to Raise Funds For New Album

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

PledgeMusic Joins Forces With American Idol David Cook to Release His Fourth Album

PledgeMusic, a crowdfunding platform for music, is happy to announce its partnership with platinum selling recording artist and American Idol season seven winner, David Cook, to release his 4th studio record and give fans a pre-order experience they will not soon forget. David Cook rose to… Read More

Former Smith’s Rocker Morrissey: Crowdfunding Is Desperate & Insulting to Fans

While it seems as though more and more fan favorite musicians are taking to various crowdfunding platforms for their music/tour costs, former The Smith’s bandmate Morrissey is looking the other way when it comes to getting the funds for his projects. According to numerous media… Read More

PledgeMusic Announces Music Industry Vet Scott Hueston As Head Of Artist Solutions, North America

PledgeMusic is thrilled to announce Scott Hueston as its new Head of Artist Solutions, North America. Sharing his enthusiasm for the position, Hueston stated: “I’m thrilled to be joining a fantastic team that’s dedicated to providing the best possible resources to artists. PledgeMusic’s fluid platform is… Read More

Thrash Metal Band Megadeth Crowdfunding New Record on PledgeMusic

Megadeth, a Los Angeles-based heavy metal band famous for songs such as “Holy Wars … The Punishment Due: and “Peace Sells,” is now crowdfunding its upcoming 15th album on online direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, notes A.V. Club. The legendary group, which has gone platinum six times, and sold about… Read More

Brief: PledgeMusic Partners With Herring & Herring Magazine For a New Campaign That Gives Fans A Personal Experience

PledgeMusic is thrilled to announce a new campaign with photography duo and publishers of the fashion magazine, Herring & Herring, for the June release of the 2015 issue. Herring & Herring are about to start shooting their 2015 issue featuring Hilary Swank, Lilly Allen, Adrian Grenier, Emmy… Read More

Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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… Read More

Famous Rockband Bush Turns to PledgeMusic for Upcoming Album

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,… Read More

PledgeMusic Rethinks Crowdfunding Approach For Musicians With New Redesign

PledgeMusic has released a major redesign of their crowdfunding platform for musicians, but there is more to the redesign than just a facelift. This represents a big strategic shift for the platform, and one that says quite a bit about crowdfunding strategy for musicians and… Read More

On Pledgemusic: The Hold Steady, Sevendust Crowdfund New Albums

Niche crowdfunding platforms are growing in popularity as some realize that a one-size-fits-all approach to crowdfunding isn’t always best. Pledgemusic is one such platform. The site launched in 2009 in an effort to cut the middlemen out of the music experience for the fan, allowing… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Crowdfunding Platform Analysis

Vertical Measures and Erin Pritchard recently released this infographic that does a nice job of visually outlining some of the differences between a handful of the most popular crowdfunding sites on the net. I think this also does a nice job of highlighting the flexibility… Read More

Chris Corner Got Way, Way More Crowd-Funding Money Than He Sought

For years, Berlin-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Corner has been working alone. Originally from the U.K. and having first came to prominence in the 1990s as part of the electronic group Sneaker Pimps, he has self-produced his last four albums as IAMX. Sometimes, he even directed his own… Read More

Jordan Rudess On Crowdfunding and Explorations

Jordan Rudess is a fascinating amalgam of a musician. He’s primarily known as the keyboardist, Continuum-player, multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons Dream Theater. Beyond that, the classically trained Julliard pianist has a fascination with technology. His company, Wizdom Music, has also released a number of apps… Read More

Beyond the meme: “Harlem Shake” hitmakers partner with crowdfunding site PledgeMusic

When it comes to viral success, Brandon Martinez knows that lightning rarely strikes twice. Martinez is the CEO/Co-founder of INDmusic, the multi-channel network that helped monetize the “Harlem Shake.” Thanks to INDmusic’s technology, every time you watch theMiami Heat or the UGA swim and dive team or your grandparents interpret this… Read More

Man Must Die Launches Crowd Funding Campaign For New Album

Man Must Die has checked in with the following announcement about starting a crowd funding campaign to record a new album: “Be a huge part of the next Man Must Die CD, Lets make this album together. It’s been a couple of years since we… Read More

MC Wheels Hits Crowdfunding Target For Debut Album

On the Sunshine Coast in Australia late last week, 18 year old Caloundra rapper Nathan Tessman (aka MC Wheels), began celebrating his latest milestone reaching 100% of his PledgeMusic.com crowdfunding campaign.   Now he is able to release his debut album “My Introduction” in the coming months…. Read More

10,000 Maniacs ready to release album thanks to fans’ support

10,000 Maniacs’ PledgeMusic.com crowd-funding campaign reached its goal Friday, allowing the band to independently release a new album entitled “Music From The Motion Picture.” According to Steve Gustafson, founding member of 10,000 Maniacs, the band went with PledgeMusic.com to fund the new album because it… Read More

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