Our friends at the non-profit and open-source CashMusic (a website full of open source software for musicans, labels, and artists) have all their donations being matched by MailChimp this month. If you can donate or spread the world that'd be great because they do cool things over there.
Back and forth we go. Taylor Swift's label boss says that Spotify did not pay the multi-million dollar number implied in a recent blog post by the company's CEO. Following that, Business Insider looked at the numbers for the revenue from physical sales -- they will likely be in the 12 million range for one week. To quote a wise man: Any questions?
Allison Weiss and her band rolled their van last night driving from Denver to Salt Lake City. Luckily everyone is okay, minus a few minor injuries. A Paypal has been set up for donations to help with everyone's recovery. No Sleep Records is donating 100% of proceeds from Allison's Say What You Mean and Remember When to the group for the next 72 hours, so if you haven't checked out her music, now is the time. You can read a full statement from Allison in the replies.
Ice Nine Kills has released a new song/video called "Jonathan" that is helping to raise money to find a cure for mitochondrial disease. Along with the new video they have also created the "Blindfold Challenge" in the vein of the ice bucket challenge. View both videos in the replies and you can donate here.
According to the documents filed at London’s Companies House, the split allots for 120 shares: 1D holds 50 percent, and the managers hold the other 50. Looking at 5SOS music sales so far, for instance -- 788,000 albums and EPs and 2.4 million song downloads sold, per Nielsen SoundScan -- that would amount to $250,000 in earnings for Modest and 1D, or $25,000 added to each 1D member’s bank account, Billboard estimates. Consider bigger revenue generators like...
Craig's Brother have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new concept 7". It's titled The Story Of How We All Die and will feature four new songs. Additionally, if the campaign meets the stretch goals, they'll film music videos for each of the songs.
We have placed information vital to the making of this record into the memory system of this Pledge Music campaign. As a pledger, you will receive exclusive transmissions of our mission’s status. Please review the enclosed offerings and choose your desired level of support. We will see that your exclusive packages are safely delivered when our final objective has been achieved.
Bandposters is an easy, affordable do-it-yourself tool for both the design and printing of concert posters (or posters for other purposes). Customers use a web-based tool to design the poster. Bandpages handles the printing and mailing. The service is integrated with Songkick and Bandsintown to pull venue information and create a poster for every date chosen.
Hello and welcome, everyone -- Gavin here. This site is where you can pre-order Bush’s brand new record (and a lot of other things). Your support has always meant everything to us, and we’re incredibly excited to bring you this music in a direct and unique way here on PledgeMusic. By ordering anything here, you’ll get the new album digitally the moment it’s released – in fact, you’ll be the first to know all about it. And by joining us here, you’ll also have access to videos, previously unreleased music, exclusive photos, and the chance to have some amazing experiences and interactions with Chris, Robin, Corey and me. It’s an...
If we make it to $41,000, we are OFFICIALLY printing The End is Not the End on vinyl for the FIRST TIME EVER!!! It will be offered at a discounted price to all contributors first, and then to the world at large. Let's get to it!!!
Remember the famous potato salad? Well, the creator ended up making over $55,000. He says he'll use roughly $25k to pay all the stretch goals on his project and then use the rest of the money for PotatoStock 2014.
We have a giant outdoor space reserved (The Columbus Commons) for September 27th, 2014, from noon to 8pm. The show is free and all proceeds from selling concessions will go to a permanent fund to end hunger and homelessness in Central Ohio. We are currently working to sign bands and will continue to post updates as we get them!
The Economist breaks down your career chances if you have tattoos. The video feature can be found here, the article here:
In a forthcoming study, Mr Timming and colleagues asked participants to assess job candidates based on their pictures, some of which were altered to add a neck tattoo. Inked candidates consistently ranked lower, despite being equally qualified. In a separate study Mr Timming found that many service-sector managers were squeamish about conspicuous ink, particularly when filling jobs that involve dealing with customers.
We want to make a true concept album. A story.
Often times we'd discuss how fun it would be to do this, but we never followed through for several reasons. Fear of total commercial failure, the grandiose scope of the whole thing, the fact that it's not the 70's anymore and it's hard enough to hold someones attention for one song, let alone an entire album. But we believe that we've found a group of fans that are craving this very thing from us, and we are now inviting you to join us as we move forward into the next chapter of House of Heroes.
Just saw this awesome Kickstarter to fill up and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
It is time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level with Bunch O Balloons - the hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves! This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.
Baby Fat: Act 1 is the first act of a two-act rock opera I've been working on for the past few years. It’s not a rock opera in the traditional sense - the ones done by bands in the 70s seem to me to be concept records – but an actual opera with a linear narrative, featuring different singers portraying different characters. Baby Fat is the logical next step for Screeching Weasel after years of making themed and concept records like My Brain Hurts, Anthem For A New Tomorrow, Emo and These Ones Are Bitter.
Without insurance, the cost for the surgery amounts to $50,000, including different programs helping to lower the cost. And even after cost of the surgery, anesesthia, hospital bills, etc, there is rehabilitation and physical therapy as well. Before I go ahead and ask for a handout, I want to make it known that you will be given the opportunity to gain something as well. We have worked together to come up with a few different packages in return for your financial help. After speaking with the hospital, I am certain that this can be taken care of fairly quickly, thus leading to more time spent on...
Taylor makes a nice little argument in favor of paying for music. "Music is art," she says, "and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is." This is an impressively-constructed syllogism. It is also deeply, deeply wrong.
The single hardest economic problem posed by the internet is the end of scarcity.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are growing our team with the acquisition of TastemakerX, a leading music discovery and curation service. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
Our next goal is to produce our first full length record. We've spent the past year holed up in Chicago, writing, crafting and whittling down a collection of songs that we feel is the first full realization of why we started this band. As you might assume, our biggest endeavor to date also comes with the biggest financial constraint. We refuse to sacrifice this dream because of budget, so we are turning to you - our supporters - to help us get to the finish line. Importantly, we aren't looking for donations, we want to give you exclusive access and rewards so you can own a piece of this process and be a...
Recently, Derrick from Sainthood Reps lost his father Gary to lung cancer. For the next week, Youth Conspiracy Records has announced that 100% of the proceeds from all sales of their Monoculture LP will go to the American Cancer Society in their ongoing fight to cure this life-stealing disease. In addition, YCR is auctioning off a test pressing of Monoculture on eBay. Limited to just five copies, this is the rarest Sainthood Reps record in existence -- all proceeds after eBay fees will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Notch paid $46,300 for the LP — a test pressing that's believed to be one of only four in existence. As Joyrex says, a portion of the auction will go to charity, as voted on by his website's community. Current leaders include Doctors Without Borders and the World Wildlife Fund. The remaining money is supposed to be split between the artist himself and his record label.
So far the guy who wants to raise money to destroy the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming album has only raised $10,400. That didn't stop him from talking with WuTangClan.com about why he wants to do this.
This is a work in progress. Unfortunately, at this time the answer to this question is, “it depends.” Suppose that the purchase of the album takes my full money goal. That leaves little for my performance piece. If I have some left to tool around with, it will have some more gusto to say the least. To throw you a bone here, though, I am currently considering liquefaction and/or returning the work to the earth. There will be no five second bra burning here.
Honda is putting over $50 million dollars into their advertising strategy centered around music.
Peyton also reports a direct impact on car sales from the Civic Tour over the years, but declined to share specifics. Instead, he points to a 34% lift in purchase-consideration as measured from ticket-buyers when compared to prospective auto-buyers who didn’t attend the tour. “It helps us know that we’re fishing exactly where the fish are,” Peyton says. [...] Honda's amped-up investment immediately places the brand among the most active spenders in music, let alone automotives, which for years have been led by Chevrolet.
Late last Thursday, I stopped at the fruit stand and some big, vivid red grapes caught my eye. The vendor said a two-pound bunch would be $6, which seemed steep. I was about to tell him as much, and then came to my senses and gave him the money. I wondered why I hesitated when it came time to pony up and realized that, as just one more participant in the Something for Nothing economy, I’d grown accustomed to getting all sorts of lusciousness for the price of zero.
Kickstarter said a new feature called “Launch Now” would be available to 60 percent of projects and expanded soon. That’s a formal way of saying that most creators will now be allowed to post what they’re working on without getting feedback and approval from Kickstarter.
Glamour Kills has launched its brand-new UK/Europe webstore, which expands the company's reach to over 40 new countries. They will now be shipping to all of Europe and they've got a 10% off coupon if you use the code GKUK14.
There's a new IndieGoGo campaign up to fund a documentary on Siberia's improbable punk scene in the 80's.
Directed by Vladimir Kozlov, this first-of-its-kind documentary uses rare footage of Siberian punk legends including the punk poet and songwriter Yanka Dyagileva and the controversial godfather of Russian punk Yegor Letov, along with contemporary interviews, to recount the story of Siberia's improbable punk scene. Arguably the very embodiment of underground, Siberian punk existed not only thousands of miles away from the movement's epicenters in New York and London but also at the height of the Cold War – a time when playing punk music might literally have landed you in… well,...