That tech people and music people live inside rarified bubbles should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. If you’ve ever set foot in Silicon Valley, or Brooklyn, or Silver Lake, you know just what I’m talking about — young, over-educated people jabbering on about a hot new app or band
This morning, urRadio launched an impressive set of creative, music discovery, and social tools empowering anyone to create, discover, and share live streaming music and talk radio stations.
Musicraiser, an online community where musicians engage directly with their fans to offer them exclusive rewards in return for helping fund their activities and projects is expanding their reach.
It has been a breakthrough month for Patreon. First Amanda Palmer launched on the patronage platform, quickly breaking records. Today, founder Jack Conte shares that Patreon has just under 250,000 fans with active paying subscriptions netting creators $2 million monthly, and has made it's first acquisition, Subbable.
This time last year, Founder Drew Meeks and his team started Riff Digital as a passion project at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He and developers Dennis Lysenko, Andriy Katkov, and Lukas Lozovski have successfully built a mobile app turned music discovery tool that has the capacity to compete with the likes of Snapchat.
Less than 48 hours after launching on patronage platform Patreon, 2100 supporters of Amanda Palmer have pledged more than $20,000 "per thing" - an ongoing stream of songs, videos, writings and other creations.
UPDATED: Fan patronage platform Patreon has been helping creators - musicians, YouTube stars, podcasters, artists and others - monetize their relationship with their fans since launching in 2013. Today, founder Jack Conte's startup launches what will likely be its biggest ongoing patronage campaign yet for Amanda Palmer.