Pledge Music

  1. MIDEM Q&A: Pledge Music's Benji Rogers on 'Making Destinations'

    January 28, 2013 11:47 AM EST Benji Rogers has arrived as one of the music industry’s new breed of innovators. Rogers is founder and CEO of PledgeMusic, a fundraising platform that works with artists to develop a way to engage their fans early in a project, a strategy which ...

  2. Topspin Allies With Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves and Artist Growth

    November 15, 2012 8:34 PM EST Topspin, the Santa Monica-based company that helps artists connect directly with their fans online, on Thursday announced non-exclusive agreements with four digital music companies including Pledge Music, Firebrand, INgrooves Fontana and Artist Gr ...

  3. Direct-To-Fan Panel at SXSW Explains How Artists, Companies Can Market Outside of the Box

    March 16, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Direct to fan marketing has been breaking down the barriers between artists and fans for some time now, and with mediums like Twitter and Facebook providing a direct link socially and Kickstarter and Pledge Music allowing artists to fund their pro ...

  4. Business Matters: YouTube, Howard Stern, People's Music and more

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. YOUTUBE LOSES GERMAN COURT CASE -- In contrast to the protections YouTube is given in the U.S., the company lost a court case in Germany regarding user-uploaded videos of performances by the singe ...

  5. Pledge Music To Launch In Australia

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pledge Music, the London-based fan-funded online investment platform, is to launch in Australia on Sept. 8. The launch date coincides with a visit to Australia by Benji Rogers, founder and CEO of the funding service, which enables artists to set a ...

  6. Pledge Music Adds DVD Campaigns

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pledge Music, the London-based fan-funded online investment platform, will now enable artists to offer DVD pledge campaigns to prospective backers. The U.K. electronic act Archive is the first Pledge artist to take advantage of the DVD facility. P ...

  7. Business Matters: MP3Tunes, We7, Live Nation, Sonfile and more

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- MP3Tunes has launched an initiative called “Buy Anywhere, Listen Anywhere.” This means MP3Tunes will allow its users to buy music from the download store of their choice and play the tracks on MP3Tunes software on any device. So, for example, y ...

  8. Funeral For A Friend Partners With Pledge Platform

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pledge Music, the London-based fan-funded online investment platform, has partnered with Welsh rock band Funeral for a Friend on the financing for a new EP. The band will record a new, limited EP in June and it will be made exclusively available t ...

  9. Business Matters: Last.fm, Foursquare, Verve Music Group and more

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Fan-funded platforms aren’t just for independent artists. Atlantic Records has teamed up with Pledge Music to offer an EP and a variety of extras –a signature on the EP, access to a rehearsal via Skype, a personal video message and a handwritte ...

  10. Pledge Music Backs 3 Duke Special Releases

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pledge Music, the London-based fan-funded online investment platform, today launches its campaign backing the simultaneous release of three new records by Duke Special on March 1, 2010. The Belfast-based singer songwriter, previously signed to V2 ...

  11. Fans Pledge $89,000 For Denmark's Dico

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pledge Music, a new London-based fan funded investment platform, has raised around €60,000 ($89,000) for Danish artist Tina Dico. Dico, who has recorded with U.K. electronica act Zero 7, worked with Pledge Music to offer fans a series of premium a ...