Artist news and messages (Page 16)

SellaBand will be back online, February 25th

Johan Jongerius

A Brand New Day For SellaBand

I always thought that this message would be the most difficult to write, but it's not. Even though today signals the end of the road for me as CEO of SellaBand, I am thrilled to announce that our brain child has found new parents and will get the opportunity to grow further. From today onwards, the name SellaBand will live on and the new owners intend to keep the spirit of SellaBand and its community alive. Moreover, I have spoken at length with the people who have bought and am totally convinced that they are just as committed as we always were to build a solid future for SellaBand. What is extremely important to me is that the new company, called SellaBand GmbH and to be operated out of Munich in Germany, will respect our commitments towards Believers and also to those artists who are currently recording their SellaBand album, and/or are about to release their music.

There is no doubt in my mind that 'crowdfunding', as they call it, is a blessing for artists in the 21st century and that this concept has the potential to cure what's been ailing the traditional music industry for so long. SellaBand is and will always be the first of its kind. I am proud to have been part of this very exciting journey from day one and because SellaBand will always be dear to me, I will stay active as a 'Believer' on the website and have offered to be on stand-by in case my assistance is needed. I am also very excited to announce that the man who has been standing side by side with me in those past 4 years, Dagmar Heijmans, will continue to be part of the new team and will work closely together with Michael Bogatzki, the new CEO of SellaBand GmbH.

All in all, today is a day of joy. Some other time perhaps, I will take a moment to look back and share my story with the outside world. Right now I only want to look ahead and hope you will all join me in giving the new team a warm welcome and find out what bright future still lies ahead for SellaBand.

So long,

Johan Vosmeijer

Amsterdam, February 24 2010.

Michael Bogatzki (CEO SellaBand GmbH) declares

We will continue to advance this fantastic platform while acting in the spirit of the SellaBand community and its founders. We are thankful for the exceptional work of Johan Vosmeijer and his wishes.

Starting from today we proceed with this unique concept and maximize the potential of SellaBand with the trust and faith of all Artists and Believers. In personal I am proud to be part of this idea and I am aware of my responsibility for done work and successes. I will take care about the community and spirit of with your help and confidence.

Best regards,

Michael Bogatzki

Munich, February 24.

SellaBand bankrupt

Johan Jongerius
We just read the bad news that SellaBand is bankrupt.

This is the news that is published at The Next Web

"Sellaband, the once beloved Dutch music startup that lets fans invest in their favorite bands filed for bankruptcy yesterday and today the Dutch court approved the request. (see picture below)

The Sellaband website says it is down for maintenance, but on their support pages they admit they are in the deadpool.

Sellaband allowed artists to raise the money from their fans and the SellaBand community in order to record a professional album. Since its launch in August 2006, SellaBand has coordinated recording sessions for 34 artists or acts who had their albums funded by their fans with over USD $3,000,000 invested so far. Late last year the company announced that it’ll be funding the next album from Public Enemy frontman Chuck D.

The question for many Sellaband devotees is what will happens to the money “believers” (investors) and artists balances? Also what are the consequences for artists who are well on their way to the required sum to create their new album."

Although this has hardly any consequences for TalentCast, we are very sorry about this.

We wish the SellaBand team a lot of strength.

Crew of TalentCast

Update from SellaBand headquarters:

On Friday February 19th, SellaBand AG requested provisional suspension of payments (moratorium). This was granted by the Court in Amsterdam on the same day. Yesterday, Monday February 22nd, this moratorium was changed into bankruptcy, with appointment of, Mr Paul Schaink, an amsterdam lawyer, as trustee. The trustee wishes to inform the 'SellaBand community' that, apart from a few technicalities, the completion of a transaction with a potential buyer of the business, is to be expected soon, in order to make a fresh start, safeguarding both the rights of Believers and Artists. More news will follow shortly.

On behalf of the trustee,

Johan Vosmeijer

CEO SellaBand

Update (24-02-2010 12:35) (not confirmed):

SellaBand has been sold to a company in Munich. Tomorrow SellaBand should be back online.

Update (24-02-2010 15:55):

SellaBand will continue. The curator (Paul Schaink) of SellaBand signed this afternoon a contract with the new owners. SellaBand will move from Amsterdam to Munich without taking over the current employees.

The new owners want to stay anonymous at the moment. All we know so far is that they are from the media branch and that they don't plan to change much in the current concept of SellaB

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I have just found out today that I have won the SEAT competition!

Read about it in SellaBand News

The car company SEAT has already transferred 1000 $ to my SellaBand account, moving me from 5th to 4th place on all SellaBand, out of almost 3500 artists, and over 40% of the budget I am raising in order to record my album.

Such a competition is never easy to win but this time it was an especially big challenge as I was up against a few already established artists. Very, very big thanks to everyone who voted for me and very special thanks to MarocK'Jeunes Association!!


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My home recording to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Please visit my website to hear the borrowed words I wanted to tell you:

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

love & Light,

Angie Arsenault


This week the songs for VOTING are very good.the decision is very hard for VOTING :)

Beautiful songs !

ALDENEY richy proj

Help CATSELF with 2 mouse clicks daily!!

You can help me so much for free! - and it will only take a few seconds a day.

I am raising a budget for my album on SellaBand. Currently I am No. 7 out of over 3000 artists registered.

I have been selected for a competition sponsored by SEAT. If I get enough votes by January 8th, SEAT will add 1000 $ to my budget.

Voting is daily but it takes just a few seconds, there is no registration... it's very simple - just go to the

SEAT website

and click on the red word STEM under my track and then on the fifth star. And then the same the next day... and the next... until January 8th, if you remember!

I know it is difficult and boring to remember something like this every day... so, if you vote for me regularly, please contact me by email or on SellaBand/MySpace and I will send you the song that is in the competition! I would like to give you something back for your trouble!

Two mouse clicks... help the cat... two mouse clicks... help the cat...

I will be grateful for every vote!

Thank you!!,


Let the galaxy invade your mind!

Thank you very much to the whole team at TalentCast for including "Eternauta" in the 112 playlist edition, it is such a honor to be here among very talented artists, beyond any vote i could get, i just wish that everyone can enjoy my music and travel with it in a constellation of sounds...hope you like it, put your spacesuit on and let the galaxy invade your mind!