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PledgeMusic Announces Significant New Tools for Artists Including iPhone App, Social Media Dashboard, Full Service Email System and Gift Pledging(December 16, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/16/11 -- PledgeMusic (www.pledgemusic.com), a leading international direct-to-fan platform for raising funds for musicians to record and tour, today announced that it has released a suite of new tools and upgrades for artists using the PledgeMusic site. "We are really excited to unveil these new features," said Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic. "For the first time, an artist, their management or their label can control all aspects of their business from communication, to funding, selling to releasing, from a single source."
New features include:
iPhone App: The new Artist facing iPhone app gives artists the ability to post "Pledgers Only Updates" including videos, audio, photographic and written blogs directly from the iPhone or iPod Touch while on the road, from the studio or anywhere else. The app is available free in the app store.
Full Service Email System: Includes the ability to message specific Pledgers along with the artists' complete mailing list with geo-targeting functionality, link & click tracking and the ability to add PledgeMusic widgets, badges or incentive specific messaging.
Social Media Dashboard: Artist can authorize and message from a single dashboard all of their social networks from one place. The PledgeMusic system tracks growth as the campaign progresses and can support multiple Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
Gift Pledging: The ability for fans to Pledge towards an artist's campaign on the behalf of someone else. The recipient of the Gift receives access to the "Pledgers Only Updates" and the digital download at the end of the campaign and can also gift physical exclusives.
PledgeMusic was founded by musician Benji Rogers to give artists a DIY option for pursuing and augmenting their careers. The company was designed to be transparent and open, while benefiting artists and fans. Artists will get the funding and promotional support that they need, the fan will get the music and artist interaction that they want at the price that they want to pay, and charities who have scant fundraising resources will receive a percentage of the money raised.
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