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PledgeMusic Co-Founder Benji Rogers Returning to Company Temporarily Following Reports of Late Payments

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(CelebrityAccess) – PledgeMusic co-founder Benji Rogers announced this week that he will be returning to the company on a short-term basis, following its recent admission to Billboard that it had in fact been late on payments due to artists over the past year.

In a Medium post published Tuesday (January 29), Rogers explained that he will serve as a volunteer strategic advisor and observer to the PledgeMusic board, while also remaining in his full-time role as chief strategy officer of Dot Blockchain Media, a company he co-founded in 2016.

Rogers’ Medium post read:

“I have been in discussions with the PledgeMusic management team over the last few days and am convinced that they are committed to fixing the artists’ payments situation as their first priority. I have seen firsthand how tirelessly the team, management and board have been working to right the ship and that is why I have agreed to help where I can.

“The first priority for the company is to sort the back payments issue as every penny that is owed to artists needs to get to them in the fastest possible time.

“Secondly all funds coming into the company from now on will be managed by an independent third party (to be named soon) so as to ensure that all campaigns that launch going forward, will be paid upon their campaign milestones being reached.

“Thirdly I will work with the team to ensure that there is a go forward plan that includes and listens to the incredible community of artists and fans that we created.”

He went on to say: “The PledgeMusic community of fans and artists have always been its lifeblood and are also therefore its future. As such my focus will be on the go forward plan, as this will be the best way to ensure that every penny gets to those who have been affected.”

PledgeMusic has not issued an official statement on Rogers’ return.

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