Since its founding in 2009, PledgeMusic has grown its roster of artists who use the London company's platform to raise money-from Slash and Ben Folds Five to Minus the Bear and Ginger Wildheart. It's like Kickstarter, but designed just for musicians. About 86% of campaigns launched through PledgeMusic reach their goals. Its CEO is a coffee-chugging, hockey–loving, globe-trotting musician who obsesses over his vinyl collection.

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