This Is Why I Love Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer doesn’t need a record label.  Nor does she need any of the traditional infrastructure of the recorded music industry.  She consistently finds a way to make music outside the normal channels.

Now that she’s ready to release her first studio album in four years, Amanda needs to raise some money. She’s using the incubator site Kickstarter to help find investment from fans and other interested parties.  

Because she knows how to reach her people, Amanda was able to raise $100,000 in just seven hours.  As I write this, she has 4,790 backers pledging $250,832.  And there’s still a month to go in the campaign.

Check out what she’s doing here and pay close attention to the added-value material that she promises with this release.  Brilliant.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “This Is Why I Love Amanda Palmer

  • May 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    World's most shameless beggar. Lucky for her it's turned into a legitimate business model.

  • May 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I have absolutely no problem having fans invest in content (and the promotion and touring of their works). Artists have always needed patrons.


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