TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, some of our most popular and regularly perused articles on Hypebot explored Spotify’s "digital predator" designation by a top radio consultant, five reasons you might not actually want that record deal of your dreams, PledgeMusic’s ongoing pursuit of a sale, and more! Spotify Dubbed Digital Predator By Top… Continue Reading

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PledgeMusic Board Issue Update: "Still pursuing a sale"

One month to the day after the PledgeMusic board issued a statement that the troubled crowdfunder was headed to administration, the UK equivalent of bankruptcy, the company’s board of directors issued a brief update. "PledgeMusic is still pursuing a sale (which if it happens is likely to be via an… Continue Reading

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New Crowdfunding Platform From Bandzoogle Seeks To Fill PledgeMusic Void

In the wake of music crowdfunder PledgeMusic’s tumultuous downfall into bankruptcy, Bandzoogle has stepped up to the plate and done some serious renovations on its website in hopes of giving artists another option to run successful crowdfunding campaigns. _________________________________ Guest post by Jeremy Young of Soundfly’s Flypaper By now, I’m… Continue Reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentators from inside the music industry weighed in on how to increase you chance of getting lucky in the music biz, why consumers shouldn’t be worried about Bandwear (even after the PlegeMusic debacle), whether or not AI created music should be protected by copyright, and more! Luck Surface… Continue Reading

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Bandwear Responds To Post-PledgeMusic Payment Concerns

This week music merchandiser Bandwear announced expansion of its crowdfunding platform and an offer to help musicians affected by the PledgeMusic collapse. Included is a staggered payout system similar to one which PledgeMusic reportedly abused by funding daily operations with money intended for artists and labels. "we understand many in… Continue Reading

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Bandwear Offers Help To PledgeMusic Artists Including Questionable Staggered Payout System

Merchandiser Bandwear is expanding its music crowdfunding service with an offer to help artists affected by the demise of PledgeMusic. The merchandiser will rebuild their campaigns and online stores at no cost, along an offer of discounted manufacturing and fulfillment. Other artists can also launch a crowdfunding campaign on Bandwear… Continue Reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music biz this week weighed in on why physical promotion and release formats are still relevant, what the future of crowdfunding looks like post-PledgeMusic, the hypocrisy of broadcasters, and more! Why Physical Promotion, Release Formats Are Still Important Experts Weigh Future Of Crowdfunding Post-PledgeMusic Broadcasters Do To… Continue Reading

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Experts Weigh Future Of Crowdfunding Post-PledgeMusic

Has crowdfunding for musicians become too risky? Is it dead altogether? These kind of questions are being asked by tens of thousands of artists who had counted on PledgeMusic and fan funding to finance their next project. Hypebot asked four music marketing experts with experience in crowdfunding to share what… Continue Reading

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The British Music Industry Unites to Aid Stiffed PledgeMusic Artists

Beleaguered crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic’s implosion, left many independent artists without their promised cash. The failed company currently in administration – the UK equivalent of bankruptcy – owes musicians between $1 million and $3 million. A… Continue Reading

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