London – Slicethepie, a fan-financed recordings service, on
Monday announced wide-ranging changes to its platform, which among other things
will now provide all artists with 100% of the proceeds from their fan-financed
The company completed a full conversion to using U.S. currency,
and now offers artists greater flexibility in the incentives they can offer
fans for their financial support.
Slicethepie also announced a partnership with
Universal Music Group’s Fontana Distribution.
Under the deal, Fontana will
recommend the best Slicethepie artists to its network of over 80 labels across
the U.S. on a monthly basis.
To qualify, artists must be in the act of raising
funding on Slicethepie.
"With over 5 million consumer reviews submitted to
date, Slicethepie has proved to be a highly effective audience powered
filter," said Slicethepie CEO David Courtier-Dutton.
"Fontana has recognized
the power of this discovery process and we’re delighted that they have decided
to put the weight of the Fontana organization behind the very best new