Kickstarter

  1. YouTube Announces Crowdfunding, Donations, Free Music

    June 27, 2014 9:22 AM EDT At the annual VidCon confabulation in Anaheim, California yesterday, YouTube's Susan Wojcicki unveiled a number of additions and features that the site will be adding over the coming months, including links to creators' crowdfunding pr ...

  2. Neil Young's Pono Raises $6 Million, Third Biggest Kickstarter Ever

    April 15, 2014 3:33 PM EDT The Kickstarter for Neil Young's high-end audio device Pono ended two hours ago as of this writing, bringing in $6,225,354, making it the third-most-funded project in the Kickstarter's history (the others were the Pebble Watch and the Ou ...

  3. No Label, No Problem as 'Idol' Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music

    October 10, 2013 12:42 PM EDT As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several "American Idol" alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects whi ...

  4. What the Music Business Can Learn From the Gaming and Gambling Industries

    February 04, 2013 10:22 AM EST Hany Nada is founding partner of GGV Capital, a global, expansion–stage venture firm based in Silicon Valley and Shanghai with $1.6B under management. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible content – contact jem.aswad@billboard.com with ideas. Wh ...

  5. Business Matters: Zaptunes, Kickstarter, Vivendi and more

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. THE DEAL WITH ZAPTUNES -- In case you haven’t spent any time this week following Zaptunes, a new music service that touts songs by Radiohead and other stars, here are a few things you should know. ...