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How To Successfully Crowdfund Your Next Album

Crowdfunding a project, business venture, or band is not easy work. We’ve failed and succeeded at this and something we’ve learned is that there has to be a good reason for why you’re asking people for their money. Once you’ve figured that out, plan out your tiers of rewards. This is crucial. Our successful crowdfunding project happened when our van, along with all of our merchandise and equipment, was stolen. At first, we thought we had nothing. Then we realized we still had our music – no one could steal that from…

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Live: Glastonbury On BBC

This year Glastonbury will premiere its first truly digital experience. BBC will be able to broadcast 250 hours of multi-platform coverage. BBC TV will broadcast the Glastonbury festival with multi-platform coverage. The platforms will include live streaming from main stages, and a revolving camera following BBC presenters backstage interviewing artists. BBC was quoted in saying “Just as we did with sport at the Olympics, our ambition this year is to bring our audiences even closer to the music they love at Glastonbury, with access to all the BBC’s coverage – live and…

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RIAA: Redefining Gold And Platinum Certifications To Include Streams

Exciting news today for artists of the twenty first century. The Recording Industry Association of America has announced a change in their criteria for gold and platinum albums. Now, the RIAA will include streams on platforms such as Spotify, Youtube, Rhapsody and more as criteria for records reaching gold and platinum status. Every 100 streams will count as one digital download, marking the first time in over 55 years that a non-sale will weigh in the bands favor. This comes as a welcome surprise to the dozens of bands that…

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