Peter Kafka

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Sellaband Selling Bands, Again

Sellaband, the Dutch company that lets fans “invest” in musician’s albums, is back, after a brief dip into bankruptcy.

A German investment group has purchased the company’s assets and has installed a new CEO, Michael Bogatzki. Here’s his introduction to Sellaband’s artists and users, who have pledged more than $3 million toward various projects to date. Check out the comments, though–some Sellaband fans/investors are awfully grumpy.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald