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Amen Break musician finally gets paid - BBC News

Amen Break musician finally gets paid - BBC News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The musician behind one of the most-sampled pieces of music in history gets a cheque for £24,000 after a fund-raising campaign
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Amen. It was about time. Crowdfunding is making it up to Richard Spencer where the Industry failed him.

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PledgeMusic, CD Baby, and Disc Makers Team Up... - Digital Music News

PledgeMusic, CD Baby, and Disc Makers Team Up... - Digital Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
PledgeMusic, Cd Bbay y Disk Makers

PledgeMusic, CD Baby, and CD Baby-affiliate Disc Makers all provide great tools for independent musicians (as well as larger acts). It makes complete sense that these companies have now banded together in a partnership

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Consolidation. Or how to build up a 360 degree offer for indie uprising acts.

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Neil Young Launching PonoMusic Via Kickstarter

Neil Young Launching PonoMusic Via Kickstarter | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, Neil Young is set to unveil his long-gestating high-quality digital music player Pono at SXSW. But before he introduces it to the public, details have been announced. The device, called PonoPlayer, will reportedly cost $399 and come with 128GB of memory. They'll start taking discounted pre-orders on March 15 via Kickstarter.

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Neil Young's lauching Pono over KickStarter ; yet another reason to celebrate the loner's  flair!

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Turning A Kickstarter Campaign Into A Record Deal | Future of Music Coalition

Turning A Kickstarter Campaign Into A Record Deal | Future of Music Coalition | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The biggest benefit is going to be that we now have a team on our side that is going to support us and believe in our dream. I can take a step back from all of the business and allow other people to help, so I can focus on what matters most to me, writing songs and playing with the band. We all get to prioritize our passion and put music first, which is amazing. It’s also really amazing to know that the distribution of Trans stretches way farther than our own resources ever could. My extended family in Syracuse will be able to pick up our record from their local record store, that seriously blows my mind.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Bands used to look for a label in order to make money, now they raise money so they can cut a record label deal.

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Musician Uses Crowdfunding To Buy Back Her Music From Label

Musician Uses Crowdfunding To Buy Back Her Music From Label | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Amanda Zelina is a self-described “Antique hunter/Artist/Writer/Avid vinyl collector” but she’s best known by musical alias, The Coppertone, and has launched a new campaign via crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to ‘Help Free The Coppertone’ from her current recording contract by raising the necessary funds to buy back her catalogue from her former record label so that she can forge ahead and release new music.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Crowd-funding your way out of your label deal. I'm remember fantasying this over a Vietnamese lunch, it's now being done!

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Aubrey Van Assche's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:42 PM

I think this is an incredible article that shows what musicians can do with crowdfunding. In order to buy back the rights to her songs and herself as a musician, a Canadian artist decided to use crowdfunding by offering things to her fans like skype sessions, hand-made guitars, hand-written lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos from the studio, etc. This is a great way for musicians to reach their goals, as most music lovers are more than happy to help their favorite bands and see a part of their world. Music lovers are notoriously obsessive. 

 

I added this to my collection of scoops to give an example of successful crowdfunding in music (she hasn't reached her goal yet, but she's well on her way, and doing a great job of offering unique gifts to her fans). 

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Flattr Now Monetizes The Like Economy By Connecting Social Accounts With Payments | TechCrunch

Flattr Now Monetizes The Like Economy By Connecting Social Accounts With Payments | TechCrunch | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Flattr launched back in July 2010 as a sort of 'Facebook Like' but with real money involved. A user that sets up a Flattr account pays a monthly fee — a minimum of $2 — that they are willing to contribute for any kind of online content.
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What if a "Like" was really helping out the artists you dig?

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Crowd Funding For Musicians Isn't The Future; It's The Present : NPR

Musicians have to spend money and a lot of time to hit their crowd-funding goals, so failure is expensive. But for some people, at specific moments in their careers, crowd funding can be a piece of the puzzle.
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Rusolo No Sleep's curator insight, October 11, 2015 5:28 PM

Crowd funding gives musicians who don't like their arrangement with a record label another option to make money. The future is changing and crowd funding is just a piece of the action.

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Crowd Funding Industry Report 2011

CROWDFUNDING INDUSTRY REPORT

Market Trends, Composition and Crowdfunding Platforms.

This abridged report is compiled from data included in our complete Crowdfunding Industry Report which provides an in-depthanalysis of crowdfunding market trends and composition, and an overview of Crowdfunding Platforms (CFPs) that explains theirfunctionality and the different models at play.

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CASH Music Platform

We're building a totally free platform of tools for artists and labels to sell, share, and promote music directly to their fans.
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Comparison Of Two Best Kickstarter Clone Script

Comparison Of Two Best Kickstarter Clone Script | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Both the scripts have a responsive front-end design, which will automatically adjust itself to the screen resolutions of various mobiles and browsers. Agriya’s script has simple yet classy designs. Even VfundU is minimalistic in designs.

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Why don't you launch your own crowdfunding service?

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Bob Rempel's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:47 AM

Who will help those needing funds sort through the crowdfunding maze and ensure results?

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PonoMusic - Where Your Soul Rediscovers Music

Pono's mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite digital music.
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The Pono Kickstarter page discloses many tech facts about the upcoming Pono player

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Kickstarter is Rocking the Music Industry, 18 shocking statistics - Kick Start your journey

Kickstarter is Rocking the Music Industry, 18 shocking statistics - Kick Start your journey | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is Rocking the Music Industry.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Kickstarter (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Universal launches crowdfunding campaign to reissue out-of-print vinyl

Universal launches crowdfunding campaign to reissue out-of-print vinyl | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
A major record label needs your help!
Pierre Priot's insight:

Major companies know a good businesss model when they see one.

Huge catalogue, zero risk-taking. No doubt Uvinyl will make plenty of dough out of wax.

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Christine Rose Infanger's curator insight, July 16, 2013 10:40 AM

A good idea, to be sure, but it's a bit easier to get behind a struggling band and want to help them fund a project than it is to expect the public to give their hard earned money to a multibillion dollar corporation.

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Crowdfunding nearly doubled last year with 1M successful campaigns

Crowdfunding nearly doubled last year with 1M successful campaigns | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is a young industry, but it's growing rapidly, with over 1 million campaigns successfully funded last year.
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1M crowdfunding campaigns, how many fan-to-artist successful deals is that?

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How Much Does Crowdfunding Cost Musicians? : NPR

How Much Does Crowdfunding Cost Musicians? : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Two bands, Los Angeles-based A House For Lions and Maine's The Mallett Brothers, add up what they've spent while asking you for money.
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Queremos! – Crowdfunding For Live Concerts - hypebot

Queremos! – Crowdfunding For Live Concerts - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Brazil-based Queremos takes a unique approach to whole concept of crowdfunding. Rather than funding an entire album or a tour, fans pool their money together for one show by selling refundable tickets in hopes of raising the minimum amount required to bring the artist to their city. In essence, the band and the fans co-promote the show together in order to ensure that the band makes it to the gig. This is particularly great for fans, as they get to now play the role of promoter by ensuring that word gets out about the show and that the target is reached in order to bring the artists to their town. Most of the promotion for the shows naturally occurs within social media according to Queremos.

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Three Years of Kickstarter Projects

Three Years of Kickstarter Projects | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Almost 50,000 projects have sought financing on Kickstarter since the site began on April 28, 2009. About half successfully reached their fund-raising goals. Each dot represents how much a project raised by its deadline.
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