PledgeMusic founder and CEO Benji Rogers was literally born into music—his mother, father, and stepfather were all artist managers. Prepared by a childhood spent sleeping on a tour bus to hauling flight cases, Rogers' indie career spanned 13 years and 5 albums. Along the way, Rogers learned how to make albums under intense financial hardships. PledgeMusic is the result of that journey. Now spreading its wings internationally, PledgeMusic has become the leading international direct-to-fan company with innovation and interactivity at its core. PledgeMusic allows artists and fans to share in the music-making experience in unique and direct ways. In addition, by offering its artists label services, publishing, and management options (all guided by a team of music industry veterans), the global operation has created a new music business model.