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  1. PledgeMusic Redesign De-Emphasizes Crowdfunding

    March 03, 2014 6:55 PM EST PledgeMusic on Monday rolled out a redesign that de-emphasizes the crowdfunding features of its platform, a sign that crowdfunding has potentially reached the limit of its utility for musicians as they seek new ways to generate revenue directly fr ...

  2. How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

    December 03, 2013 12:24 PM EST THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE – SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE – IPAD EDITION Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown ­Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.   For decades, songwriters an ...

  3. Luscious Jackson Return After 14 Years Thanks to the Crowd (and PledgeMusic)

    October 16, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Following the release of 1999's "Electric Honey" on Capitol, New York alt-rock group Luscious Jackson called it quits. In the time since, the band members-singer/bassist Jill Cunniff, singer/guitarist Gabby Glaser and drummer Kate ...

  4. Exclusive: PledgeMusic Partners with Universal Music Canada

    June 17, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Universal Music Canada has partnered with PledgeMusic to give its artists access to the direct-to-fan platform and its team. The deal is the first between a major music company and this type of direct-to-fan service.   Universal and its distri ...

  5. Nielsen Study: Music Industry Could Add $450 Million to $2.6 Billion in Incremental Revenue With Premium Content

    March 12, 2013 8:07 PM EDT The music industry has lost billions of dollars in revenue over the last decade. Nielsen says the industry can use generated at least a half billion in incremental revenue by allowing fans to better connect with artists.   Nielsen's study w ...

  6. INgrooves Fontana, PledgeMusic Aim to Redefine Album Releases With New Partnership

    July 19, 2012 6:05 AM EDT INgrooves Fontana has signed a deal with PledgeMusic that will provide the indie distributor's labels with a direct-to-consumer solution while also helping to transform the crowd-funding site into a new kind of retailer. INgrooves Fontana lab ...

  7. 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 ...