2014 has seen the launch of a variety of crowdfunding platforms around the world suitable for music projects. The following three, Payola.fm, Crowdtivate and Crowdtilt Open, represent very different approaches including pledge-based music-specific crowdfunding, crowdfunding as a form of startup acceleration and a hosted DIY platform with open source self-hosting options. Payola.fm Takes a Slow-Growth Approach Payola.fm launched at SXSW with a focus on music crowdfunding and seem to be taking their time with a very hands-on approach. Payola.fm - Where Fans Fund Music According to their FAQ: "Our platform offers a collaborative approach to support bands through the entire...

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