Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
Amanda Palmer is one of the pioneers of crowdfunding music.
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Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer, sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer, is an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls. Palmer is noted for her use of the Internet, regularly using the latest innovations to make new fans and connect with old ones. This includes her forum,her blog, use of many free music and social networking sites, fund raising, and direct-to-fan marketing. Her grasp of the evolving landscape of music is epitomized by her successful use of Kickstarter to crowdfund her 2012 album Theatre is Evil.
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