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  1. Exclusive: Bandcamp Adds User Pages, Gets Social

    January 11, 2013 7:06 PM EST People who love to buy music have a new place to hang out online. San Francisco-based Bandcamp launched new features Thursday that make the direct-to-fan service a bit more like a social network. Bandcamp users can now follow artists, follow oth ...

  2. Business Matters: Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music

    August 10, 2012 8:40 PM EDT Where Venture Capital Money Is Flowing In Music -- It's ironic that Warner Music Group now gets 25% of its recorded music digital revenue from some of services that were supposedly off limits to venture capital. The company announced in its e ...

  3. Business Matters: PreSonus Acquires Nimbit, Ushers in New Era in Direct-to-Fan Sales

    July 13, 2012 5:04 PM EDT PreSonus Acquires Nimbit, Shaking Up Direct-to-Fan Call it Direct to Fan 2.0: Nimbit, the Boston-based provider of direct-to-fan music services, announced Thursday it had been acquired by PreSonus, a maker of professional hardware and software equ ...

  4. The Myth of DIY & The Madness of Traditional Release

    June 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Ed. Note: Benji Rogers is the founder and CEO of PledgeMusic, a fundraising platform that works with artists to develop a way to engage their fans in helping fund their projects, such as albums and tours, in exchange for exclusive content. PledgeM ...

  5. Business Matters: Ticketfly Launches Facebook Purchase App, Nimbit Touts Facebook Success

    December 15, 2011 4:11 PM EST The Year of Facebook -- Since 2011 has been the year of Facebook (at least in music) it seems fitting there are two more good bits of Facebook-related news before the years closes out. First, Ticketfly announced Thursday a new Facebook purchase ap ...

  6. Business Matters: MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month

    October 21, 2011 6:15 PM EDT MySpace's U.S. Visitors Dropped 8% Last Month -- MySpace's U.S. traffic is dropping while the company retools under new ownership. The social network had 30.5 million unique U.S. visitors in September, down 7.6 percent from 33 million in ...

  7. CMJ 'Making Free Music Pay' Panel: 'You Have to Treat Your Music Like It's a Heroin Addiction'

    October 19, 2011 6:27 PM EDT The first day of CMJ's industry panels wrapped up with an afternoon session titled, "Making Free Music Pay," during which experts discussed marketing strategies and promotional tools that can use free music giveaways to produce a pa ...

  8. Nimbit Revamps MyStore for Facebook, NimbitFree

    September 22, 2011 4:04 PM EDT Nimbit Revamps MyStore for Facebook, NimbitFree Direct-to-fan platform Nimbit unveiled completely revamped version of its MyStore for Facebook as well as its free platform, NimbitFree. "We completely overhauled the user interfaces and underly ...

  9. RootMusic, BandPage Developer, Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding

    August 31, 2011 9:06 AM EDT RootMusic, the developer of BandPage a leading Facebook marketing platform for artists, has announced a Series B funding round of $16 million. The round was led by GGV Capital with new investor Northgate Capital and existing investor Mohr Davidow ...

  10. Social Commerce Execs Praise Facebook At Billboard Country Summit

    June 06, 2011 9:22 PM EDT Montetizing the Social (from left): Marcus Whitney, CTO/entrepreneur, Moontoast; Andrew Mains, VP Artist and Label Relations, TopSpin Media; Mike Doernberg, Co-Founder/CEO, ReverbNation; Patrick Faucher, Founder, Nimbit; J Sider, CEO, RootMusic; B ...

  11. Better Know a Panelist, Billboard Country Music Summit Edition: Topspin's Ian Rogers

    May 18, 2011 4:58 PM EDT is a large and healthy niche. BB.biz: Is the relationship and level of cooperation between the various ...

  12. Rethink Music's 'Financing Creativity' Panel Explores Concept of Fans as Patrons, Not Consumers

    April 26, 2011 3:05 PM EDT A major theme at the Rethink Music conference taking place in Boston Tuesday (April 26) and Wednesday, musicians and industry professionals are exploring how the industry can adjust, adapt and survive amid the encroachment of technologies that hav ...

  13. South By Southwest: Execs Tell Their Favorite Places And Ways To Do Business

    March 22, 2011 2:50 PM EDT Despite its spring-break reputation, plenty of real business gets done at SXSW. Amid thousands of bands, tens of thousands of attendees and heaven knows how many thousands of gallons of alcohol served, you've got deals being made in every noo ...

  14. Business Matters: Obama Admin. Gets Behind Performance Rights Act, Harsher Illegal Streaming Penalties

    March 16, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Obama Administration Gets Behind Performance Rights Act -- Record labels and performers appear to have inched closer to getting a performance right for sound recordings. On Tuesday, the White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinato ...

  15. Topspin Opens Its Doors to All Artists. But Can It Compete?

    March 16, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Direct-to-fan technology provider Topspin has finally opened up its platform to all comers. CEO Ian Rogers calls the new Topspin a "warmer, friendlier site and application" and says the company will release a new version of the software ...

  16. Nimbit Providing iTunes Ping Profiles

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nimbit direct-to-fan platform for artists is now able to create profiles on Apple’s Ping social network for iTunes for any member artists. Apple has special Ping profile settings for artists, but getting one can be somewhat difficult as Apple ...

  17. Nimbit Launches DIY Website Tool For Artists

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Direct-to-fan platform Nimbit has added a new do-it-yourself website creation feature for artists using its services, called Instant Band Site. It’s a free plug-in for the WordPress blogging platform that contains the following: · A custom website ...

  18. 4 Strategies To Kickstart The Music Biz

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music industry’s recent challenges are well documented at this point – sales are down, piracy abounds and the business models of tomorrow are still being developed. But, amidst these challenges are new opportunities to develop fresh talent, ne ...

  19. Business Matters: UMG, Ellen DeGeneres, Google and more

    August 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. UMG SPENT $840K LOBBYING IN Q2 Universal Music Group spent $840,000 in Q2 to lobby the federal government, up from the $700,000 spent in the same period a year ago, according to BusinessW ...

  20. Amanda Palmer Sells $15K Worth Of Music, Merch In Three Min

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Musician Amanda Palmer has helped give Bandcamp its coming out party. In one of the better DIY success stories, Palmer sold $15,000 of music and merch from her Bandcamp page in just three minutes on Tuesday. Within a day, according to a post at Ba ...

  21. Business Matters: Nimbit, Rhapsody, Anti-Piracy Measures and More

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Nimbit has unveiled nimbitPro, a comprehensive suite of direct-to-fan tools. It features content management tools, an unlimited number of promotional product offers, the ability to manage multiple artists with one account, and promo code redemp ...

  22. Business Matters: WMG, WaTunes, Beatport and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner Music Group has signed up to download store WaTunes . This comes just as WaTunes winds down its digital distribution service in order to focus on its Facebook Music Store , a new download store built into a Facebook app. Universal Music ...

  23. April Fools' Day Hits The Music Biz

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT People across the country spent a portion of Thursday trying to decide what news items were real and which weren't. Here are a few of the April Fools' Day pranks that hit the music industry. One prank that may have snared a few people wh ...

  24. @SXSW: Winning Strategies For Direct-To-Fan Sales and Marketing

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : "Your Fans Are Your Livelihood" Participants : Glenn Peoples (Billboard), Ethan Bessey, (manager of Band of Heathens), Mark Montgomery (Claritas Capital), Patrick Faucher (Nimbit), Brian Peterson (Bandbox) Four experts on direct- ...

  25. VC Watch: The Hottest Music-Based Startups

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST With so much music being created and licensed, there is a growing need for companies that add organization and context to it all. Because of this, service-based companies, not streaming or download music services, have emerged as the hottest music ...

  26. Business Matters: Live Nation, Sony, Nokia, Slacker and More

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Want free advice from some of the industry’s leading direct-to-fan experts ? During the “Your Fans Are Your Livelihood” panel on March 17 at SXSW , the four panelists will critique the direct-to-fan marketing efforts of two artists. Panelists a ...

  27. Digital Briefs: Nimbit, iMesh, Fall Out Boy

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Nimbit , an online music promotion and direct-to-fan distribution service, has landed $1 million in new financing. The company, which counts both artists and independent labels as clients, acquired the funding from CommonAngels. - Legal P2P serv ...

  28. Nimbit, ASCAP Enhance Member Services

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and Nimbit are offering more tools for ASCAP members to benefit from the Internet. Through a new two-year partnership, Nimbit and ASCAP are providing songwriters and publishers direct-to-fan sales and catalog management Web tools as part of ...

  29. Nimbit Adds E-Ticketing To Widget

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bands using the digital techology firm nimbit "Online Merch Table" widget to sell MP3s and T-shirts from their websites or MySpace pages can now add concert tickets as well. The company added an e-ticketing feature that allows artists to ...

  30. Nimbit CEO: Music Industry Should Look To Silicon Valley

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CNET has printed an opinion piece by Patrick Faucher, CEO of Nimbit , a sales, promotion and distribution company for independent and unsigned artists. Nothing really eye-opening here--the music industry has become decentralized and major labels n ...

  31. Snocap Quietly Reveals New Technology

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. News ...