SellaBand

  1. Mid-Year Investments Wrap: Download, Streaming Services Lead the Way

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't exactly a windfall of investments flowing to music-related startups in the first half of 2010, but they are still attracting investors' interest. There were 30 investment deals in the first half of 2010, according to Billboa ...

  2. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Digital Lockers, iPhone, Android and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Public Enemy has cut its target at fan-funded site Selleband to $75,000 from $250,000. “We have learned that the fan funding model is still not fully developed,” says the band’s Sellaband page, “and, as a result, a $250,000 fund raising effort, ...

  3. @SXSW: How Fans Are Changing Fund-Raising

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel : "Funding Your Projects From The Crowd" Participants : Perry Chen (Kickstarter), Britta Riley (The Windowfarms Project), Jenna Wortham (New York Times), Robin Sloan (RobinSloan.com) New online platforms are giving artists, authors ...

  4. Business Matters: Digital Music Forum, Lady Gaga, Sellaband, Napster and More

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- After EMI was acquired by Terra Firma , artists began to hesitate signing with the record label. Now, The Financial Times says the company's debt load is a hindrance. "It would be very difficult to say to your client you should sign t ...

  5. UPDATED: Sellaband Files For Bankruptcy

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Update: On Tuesday, Sellaband posted a statement on its Web site that indicated the company has obtained a trustee to guide it through its bankruptcy. In addition, the company indicated it expects to find a potential buyer. No indication was given ...

  6. Public Enemy’s Fan-Funded Album Losing Investors

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Public Enemy made headlines in October of last year when it announced it was using Sellaband - a platform that turns fans into investors - to seek $250,000 by the end of 2009 for a fan-funded album and marketing plan. But by December, the band had ...

  7. 'MySpace For Mobile' Flips Switch On Artist Services

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mobile ringtone and media provider Myxer is expanding into artist services with a new program called MobileStage. Dubbed the "MySpace for Mobile," MobileStage is a suite of mobile marketing tools and services for iPhone, BlackBerry and A ...

  8. In The City Day 2: Calls For Artist Support

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In order to thrive, the music industry needs to take greater care of its members and, more importantly, music consumers. Those were the two dominant themes at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct.19) - the U.K.'s biggest music ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Chuck D, 'Idol', Dada

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has signed on to be a spokesman, or "ambassador" for SellaBand, the music social network that has fans investing in their favorite artists. - "American Idol" has released an iPhone app, developed ...

  10. SellaBand Goes Live With ArenaFest

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST SellaBand, the Netherlands-based online venture that enables unsigned acts to record albums with funding from fans, is extending the same concept to live gigs with ArenaFest, a new U.S.-based summer music festival tour centered on arenas. Launched ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Sellaband, PositiveMusic, MSN

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Artists on the Sellaband fan investment network will have the opportunity to play live gigs at any of 90 events produced by ArenaWorks next year, based on a new online competition the site is launching. Details of the ArenaWorks events have not ...

  12. SellaBand Teams With AOL, Second Life

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SellaBand, the Netherlands-originated label of unsigned acts funded by fans, has signed a marketing partnership with AOL Europe and launched a site on virtual world Second Life to gain more exposure for its roster of acts. The agreement with Time ...

  13. MidemNet Day 1 - Quotes of the Day

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST "We're very committed," - Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy's response when asked if there was a chance UMG's record unit might be spun-off in future. "I remember legal bills per month of $500,000. It's hard to run a ...

  14. Heineken, Amazon, The Orchard Bolster SellaBand

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Unsigned artist Web service SellaBand reached agreements with Heineken Netherlands, Amazon.com UK and The Orchard. Heineken has signed on as the primary sponsor of SellaBand live events, and has expanded its support to sponsor compilation albums o ...

  15. Orchard, Sellaband Team For Marketing, Distribution

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music aggregator the Orchard has struck an exclusive worldwide deal with Sellaband. Amsterdam-based Sellaband is the online music company which encourages the public to invest in unsigned artists, toward a goal of $50,000. The Orchard will ...

  16. Consumer-Funded Label Releases First Album

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sellaband, the Amsterdam-based virtual record label funded by consumers, today released its first album from a U.K. act. The album "The Elements" was recorded by Second Person, a London-based "post trip hop" act, and produced b ...

  17. SellaBand Adds Live Component

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SellaBand, the Amsterdam-based online label for unsigned acts which launched last August, is taking part in its first live event during Concert At Sea (CAS), a 60,000-capacity Dutch rock festival on June 30. The four SellaBand acts participating w ...

  18. Sellaband Download Portal To Bow In June

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST SellaBand, the Amsterdam-based "virtual" home for emerging, unsigned bands, is scheduled to launch its downloadable music portal this June. The venture invites unsigned acts to upload their recordings to its Web site , while consumers vi ...