OurStage Raises $3MM Out Of Planned $6MM Second Round

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OurStage is a music discovery website that plugs itself as an “online American Idol.”  The company has raised about $3 million out of a planned $6 million round of funding.  Thus far the company raised $20 million total.

OurStage CEO Ben Campbell said that the company should be profitable by 2010.  And former Sony Music CEO and Chairman Don Ienner recently joined the OurStage Board of Directors.

OurStage allows indie artists to upload music in order to build fans, similar to MySpace.  OurStage users can also set up clubs and venue information.  Fans can also rate the music uploaded by artists.

OurStage shares revenue from the tracks with the artists.  Another revenue stream OurStage has going is display advertisements.  AOL’s Platform-A division is responsible for OurStage’s display advertising.  AOL Music also has a deal in place with OurStage.

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This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

OurStage Raises $3MM Out Of Planned $6MM Second Round Comments

  1. winterband says:

    AOL's Ourstage has deleted the WinterBand fan page on behalf of a handful of false-christians who didn't like what we teach and filed frivolous “complaints”

    Details and documentation are available at:

    http://www.ourstage.ws

    What has happened is outrageous religious censorship and discrimination.
    Whether you love us or hate us consider the precedent that this situation establishes.

    This is not about religion, but about the corruption at Ourstage. If they lied about us can you trust them about the voting?

    If anyone you know is investing time and effort building a presence and network of connections on Ourstage you owe it to them to make them aware of what is going on.

    Bro Steve Winter

  2. winterband says:

    AOL's Ourstage has deleted the WinterBand fan page on behalf of a handful of false-christians who didn't like what we teach and filed frivolous “complaints”

    Details and documentation are available at:

    http://www.ourstage.ws

    What has happened is outrageous religious censorship and discrimination.
    Whether you love us or hate us consider the precedent that this situation establishes.

    This is not about religion, but about the corruption at Ourstage. If they lied about us can you trust them about the voting?

    If anyone you know is investing time and effort building a presence and network of connections on Ourstage you owe it to them to make them aware of what is going on.

    Bro Steve Winter

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