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Civilian Industries, B-Unique offer Bandstocks

There’s a new fan-promoted band shares concept type of thing in the frame, Bandstocks, a brainchild of the gang behind B-Unique Records (Kaiser Chiefs, et al.) and Civilian Industries (run by music industry lawyer Andrew Lewis).

The service – which must be seen as something akin to SellaBand and SliceThePie – lets fans invest in new acts to help them record albums. However, unlike the other two sites, the bands are pre-selected by a team of experts – which, given the involvement of a succesful label – makes one consider if its really just a way to make fans pay first for the label to issue music releases, though that notion feels very cynical.
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