Benji Rogers is a British-born, New York-based entrepreneur, technologist, musician, and the founder of Pledge Music. An early pioneer of the direct artist-to-fan model of distributing music, Rogers founded Pledge Music based on the belief that artists should share the process of their artistic output, not just the finished product. Straddling the worlds of technology and music, Rogers uses his dual background to advise a range of tech and music companies on how to bridge the divide between their industries. To address the unique challenges facing artists releasing their work in the digital economy, Rogers also co-founded the Dot Blockchain Music Project, an attempt to create a decentralized global registry of music rights using blockchain technology that will overhaul the commercialization and movement of music online. In addition to these projects and his ongoing role with Pledge, Rogers is also an instructor at Berklee College of Music on digital trends and strategies in the industry. A dedicated patron of arts and creativity in all its forms, Rogers’ work is rooted in a belief in the democratizing power of the internet; he will always be “loving your work.”
PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform, which brings artists and fans together to share in the experience of music as it happens.
With PledgeMusic, you the music fans become part of the music making experience itself, gaining access to exclusive content and seeing Pledger only updates that give you an insight into the music like never before.
PledgeMusic passionately believes in providing fans with an unrivaled musical experience that is best in class. In the unlikely event that a pledge exclusive isn’t fulfilled, we provide a full refund – a guarantee that other sites don’t offer.
One of our founding principles at PledgeMusic is our belief in giving something back to our local communities, which is why we encourage all the artists on our platform to donate a percentage of their project funds to a charity of their choice.
PledgeMusic brings artists and fans together like never before. After all, why just download a track, when you can be part of making it?
How does it work?
Once you have found the artist you are a fan of choose one of the exclusives offered by the artist and reserve it. Shipping and handling are usually included within the price you see.
If it’s a pre-order or the artist has funded their project you will be charged immediately or if your Artist hasn’t reached their target you’ll be charged when they do (Paypal payments and gift pledges are always charged immediately but PledgeMusic will refund you if the Artist doesn’t reach their target).
You will then have access to Pledger exclusive updates on the progress of their project.
You will be kept notified of the progress of your Artist and your exclusive.