YOU MUST WATCH THIS! Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk

Starting asking yourself how you let people pay for your music instead of how you make them.

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  • Houlihan

    Wow. She is so unbelievably full of shit. You don’t need millions to make a record. You don’t need tens or hundreds of thousands. You don’t keep taking from your fans after you’ve reached your goal and you don’t ask musicians to play for free of you have plenty of money, and your husband is rich.

    Comparing Kickstarter to living in the street and pan handling is a total cop out. I can appreciate panhandling. We are talking about poor people giving a rich person an obscene amount of money to make an album that costs significantly less than she claims it does. It’s disgusting. Then she tries to half-assedly justify it with this lame street performer analogy.

    FUCK. YOU. AMANDA. PALMER.

    She should start a Kickstarter to make her music less horrible. I might pay for that. Or how about a sweat-resistant shirt.

    Ohh, look! It was worth it! I let these Germans sign me naked!

    What a scumbag.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MonsieurChainsaw Rémi Bell

      wow Houlihan you are extremely ill-informed and a flaming troll, letting your dislike for her music and her biological functions blind your judgement on what she is saying. She’s only been married to Neil Gaiman for just over a year, and she formed Dresden Dolls in 2000. How did she support herself without a rich husband? She’d been releasing music earlier than that too. She hasn’t been taking from her fans, she’s been receiving. I haven’t listened to any of her music, and no I wouldn’t let a crowd of people see me naked, but her point here is completely valid and makes sense when today everyone is screaming for attention/funds online. She isn’t a rich person, and the people who give freely to her aren’t poor. As for sweatpatches, who cares? The human body sweats, get over it. You’ve brought nothing constructive to this.

  • Houlihan

    Wow. She is so unbelievably full of shit. You don’t need millions to make a record. You don’t need tens or hundreds of thousands. You don’t keep taking from your fans after you’ve reached your goal and you don’t ask musicians to play for free of you have plenty of money, and your husband is rich.

    Comparing Kickstarter to living in the street and pan handling is a total cop out. I can appreciate panhandling. We are talking about poor people giving a rich person an obscene amount of money to make an album that costs significantly less than she claims it does. It’s disgusting. Then she tries to half-assedly justify it with this lame street performer analogy.

    FUCK. YOU. AMANDA. PALMER.

    She should start a Kickstarter to make her music less horrible. I might pay for that. Or how about a sweat-resistant shirt.

    Ohh, look! It was worth it! I let these Germans sign me naked!

    What a scumbag.