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Sellaband

Sellaband
A Sellaband profile
Website information
URLhttp://www.sellaband.com/
SloganFan Funded Music
Type of siteSocial network / Music
RegistrationRequired for buying parts, not required for listening
Available languagesEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
OwnerSellaband AG
Created byJohan Vosmeijer, Dagmar Heijmans
LaunchedAugust 2006 / Bankrupt Feb 2010

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Sellaband is a music website that allows artists to raise the money from their fans and the SellaBand community in order to record a professional album. It was set up by Johan Vosmeijer (ex Sony/BMG), Pim Betist (ex Shell), and Dagmar Heijmans (ex Sony/BMG) in August 2006. Its offices are located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but it was originally incorporated in Bocholt, Germany. In October 2010 the post-bankruptcy company moved to Munich, Germany.

On April 8, 2008, SellaBand raised EU-3.5 million (US$5 million) in their Series A round led by Prime Technology Ventures.

In early 2009, Pim Betist left SellaBand to set up Africa Unsigned, using SellaBand technology as a base and supported by the Dutch government.

In January 2010, Sellaband filed for Bankruptcy. It relaunched days later, after an investor stepped forward. However, crucially, the terms and conditions were changed so that Believers could no longer withdraw funds they invested in Sellaband.

The site has seen much less activity since the relaunch, and many artists and Believers have left or become inactive.

Sellaband Video

UPDATE: Second Person's 3rd (and final) album "Come to Dust" out now on iTunes and all good download sites: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/come-to-dust/id4...
3.83 min. | 4.72 user rating
Song from the newest Julia's LP "June" http://www.juliamarcell.com/
4.90 min. | 4.94 user rating
Next song from debut of one of the most talented Polish singer:)
4.85 min. | 4.94 user rating
Title track from upcoming Julia's album (Germany - Sep 30th, Poland - Oct 3rd). http://www.juliamarcell.com/
3.90 min. | 4.89 user rating
Song from Julia's first record "It Might Like You" released thanks to Sellaband project.
4.20 min. | 4.93 user rating
A unique retelling of a classic Christmas story. Merry Christmas SellaBand!
3.32 min. | 4.53 user rating
Official site: http://www.sellaband.com/chrisjones I'm trying harder by the day Trying to hold on too I'm doing everyhting my way Rather that make it through...
3.88 min. | 4.95 user rating
This is the video clip for Cubworld's new song "Good Morning Love" directed by Antoine Tassin and produced by "L'atelier Zéro de Conduite". It was all shot i...
4.03 min. | 4.95 user rating
Thank you for your support! Sneeuwland is now available: http://shop.oskarschuster.com/album/sneeuwland.
2.40 min. | 4.98 user rating
http://www.cubworldmusic.com Bob Marley Akon Remix. Songs Locked Up & Burning and Looting. Also enjoy a more produced track here: http://cubworld.bandcamp.co...
4.80 min. | 4.89 user rating

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spox.com (Pressemitteilung)--Roque Santa Cruz und die führende Musik-Crowdfunding-Plattform -SellaBand- arbeiten ab sofort zusammen, um bedürftigen Kindern zu helfen: Auf ... - Date : Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:55:35 GMT+00:00
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Twintigers helpen starters aan investering van toekomstige klant - Financieele Dagblad Tweet this news
Financieele Dagblad--In Nederland werd crowdfunding vooral bekend van het gefailleerde en doorgestarte -Sellaband- en het succesvollere initiatief Tenpages. ... - Date : Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:40:26 GMT+00:00
Roque Santa Cruz canta para ayudar a los niños - Diario Popular.com.py Tweet this news
Diario Popular.com.py--Bajar la canción tiene el costo de un euro y está disponible en el sitio www.-sellaband-.com. Desde que llegó a Inglaterra, varios son los clubes de fans ... - Date : Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:24:51 GMT+00:00
Julia Marcell - nasz towar eksportowy - Gazeta.pl Tweet this news
Gazeta.pl--W październiku 2007 r. uzbierała za pomocą serwisu -Sellaband-.com 50 tys. dolarów od fanów na nagranie płyty długogrającej. Album "It Might Like You" został ... - Date : Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:15:19 GMT+00:00
Películas financiadas a escote contra la crisis - Heraldo de Soria Tweet this news
Heraldo de Soria---...- cantidad de dinero que desee, siempre a partir de dos euros. La música también se une a la moda del crowdfunding, como en la página web www.-sellaband-.com.--- - Date : Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:56:00 GMT+00:00
Nieuwe album Hind heet 'Hind Crosspop' - Nl tracks Tweet this news
Nl tracks--Dit meldt de zangeres in een blog voor -Sellaband-. "Na 8 jaar verschillende muziekstijlen te hebben gezongen kwam ik op het idee ze in een pop jasje te ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:04:16 GMT+00:00
Nieuwe single Hind vrijdag uit - Nl tracks Tweet this news
Nl tracks--'Don't Leave Me Behind' kwam tot stand met behulp van -SellaBand-, een website waarop mensen kunnen investeren in artiesten. Hind vertelt: "Ik stelde me ... - Date : Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:03:27 GMT+00:00
Hind werkt aan nieuw album - Nl tracks Tweet this news
Nl tracks--Op de site van -Sellaband- schrijft ze over de opnames van haar nieuwe videoclip, waarbij ze hulp kreeg van twintig believers: "Zware dag voor jullie.. haha.. ... - Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:23:33 GMT+00:00
Geef je boek zelf uit op internet! - RTL Z Tweet this news
RTL Z--Op muziekgebied was er al het vergelijkbare -Sellaband- (inmiddels failliet, dat wel). Nu is er Schrijversmarkt.nl, een online uitgeefinitiatief waarbij het ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 10:50:39 GMT+00:00

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