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Amanda Palmer: $1.2M Kickstarter “Was Actually A Loss Leader”

There’s a new Amanda Palmer feature at Forbes in which she discusses her recent crowdfunding exploits at Patreon, Spotify, Taylor Swift, and much more. But the most interesting (read: outrageous) part of the story is when Palmer reiterates that she “pretty much broke even” on her much-criticized $1.2 million Kickstarter and characterizes it as a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Garbage Respond To Photographer’s Open Letter After They Asked To Use His Photo For Free

Social media has given us a weird window into discussions between artists that we probably wouldn’t have been privy to before. The “open letter” environment can devolve into petty name-calling, sure, but it also provides a useful space to challenge power structures. The last time Garbage was involved in an open letter situation, frontwoman ShirleyMore »

By: Caitlin White / April 3, 2015 - 12:41 pm

Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I’ve brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It’s fitting,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Amanda Palmer Takes Her Crowdfunding Talents To Patreon

Amanda Palmer’s history with crowdfunding is long and storied? The former Dresden Doll drew criticism for soliciting volunteer musicians and asking fans to let her crash at their homes for free after raising $1.2 million on Kickstarter; she later started paying the volunteers and offered to help Morrissey with any prospective crowdfunding ventures. (Also, Steve… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Amanda Palmer Weighs In On Pomplamoose’s Controversial Tour Profits Essay

Last month, Pomplamoose’s Jack Conte posted a ridiculous essay detailing the band’s unprofitability on tour, something that he attributed to “a new paradigm for professional artistry” instead of the more obvious answer of gross financial mismanagement. (The article also served as a front for crowdfunding site Patreon, which Conte founded and is an investor in.)… More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014 - 9:48 am

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there — beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have little to nothing to do with them now, whether they’re off The Bends or even something like “No Surprises.” First and foremost of those, of course, is “Creep,” from their… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Download Eddie Vedder’s Intimate, Covers-Filled Charity Show At Microsoft Last Month

Eddie Vedder played an intimate benefit show for EB Research, the charity he’s been vocally supporting lately, last month at Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters. The Pearl Jam frontman played songs by John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Indio and, uh, Amanda Palmer, as well as many Pearl Jam originals and solo track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Amanda Palmer Calls Out The Haters Protesting Her Upcoming Event With Jian Ghomeshi

Early this week, the Canadian broadcast network CBC announced that it had severed its relationship with the broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, amidst allegations that Ghomeshi had non-consensually beat up four different women during sexual encounters. Ghomeshi responded on Facebook, claiming that his first accuser was a jilted ex and that he enjoys consensual BDSM. That whole… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 10:08 am

Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal

Over the weekend CBC announced that they’d ended their relationship with longtime broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, former Moxy Früvous member and longtime pillar of the Canadian indie music scene. The CBC’s statement: “The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. This decision was not made without serious deliberatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 4:39 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems” Video

The weekend may be here but “Weird Al” week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about “First World Problems,” like not being able to fast forward commercials during live TV and his barista not bothering to make a foam design on the top of his vanilla latte. “I… More »

By: James Rettig / July 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

There are no words, really. Are there? The headline says it all. The subtext? I, Amanda Palmer, am trolling the fuck out of you, Stereogum. But let’s put aside our own narcissism for a moment! Because in that department, we are mere mortals in the blinding light of a great and terrible sun god. Yes,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Read Amanda Palmer’s “A Poem For Dzhokhar”

These days, Amanda Palmer lives with her husband, author Neil Gaiman, near Minneapolis, but as you might know, Palmer’s formative years were spent on the streets of Boston, working as a “living statue” mime, where she would regularly interact with “lonely people who looked like they hadn’t talked to anyone in weeks,” and then, “we… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned

Last week, Amanda Palmer was one of the speakers at the TED2013 conference, and she delivered an affecting 13-and-a-half-minute speech titled “The Art Of Asking,” in which she detailed her rise from a “living statue” mime working the streets of Boston to an internationally known musician whose current revenue model relies primarily on the direct… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 4, 2013 - 12:58 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Another week, like last week, when people had other things going on and weren’t cranking out music videos with the consistently that they might otherwise. It makes sense. After watching the grand drama of the election, the states falling blue one-by-one, the schadenfreud-rich concession speeches, the immediate right-wing identity crisis playing out on TV i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Amanda Palmer – “Do It With A Rockstar” NSFW Video (Co-Dir. Wayne Coyne, Ft. Stoya)

Wayne Coyne co-directed Amanda Palmer’s new NSFW video, for the track “Do It With A Rockstar,” in which porn star Stoya does it with rockstar Palmer. (Stoya is the redhead in the above pic.) The clip follows two separate groups — a pack of drag queens and a clique of Portlandia hipsters — to a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 9, 2012 - 11:29 am

Amanda Palmer Now Paying Volunteer Musicians

Our long national nightmare is over. After a week of criticism, rationalizing, more criticism, and more rationalizing, Amanda Palmer has announced that she will now pay money to the crowd-sourced musicians joining her band on stage who were previously being paid only in hugs, high-fives, and beer. More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 19, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Amanda Palmer: Albini Is A Grumpy Fuck / Albini: She’s Gross

You’d think this Amanda Palmer-Steve Albini beef would just die a quiet death, wouldn’t you? Not just yet, if either of the two subjects have anything to say about it. (And they do! In fact, it seems they have A LOT to say!) To recap: First, Palmer solicited her fans to perform with her i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 17, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – “Institutionalized” (Suicidal Tendencies Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Suicidal Tendencies have released seven LPs since their 1983 self-titled debut — and that includes a couple of legit punk-funk-metal-crossover classics in 1987’s Join The Army and 1988’s How Will I Laugh Tomorrow — but there’s probably no more beloved or better-known moment in their entire catalog than “Institutionalized,” from that debut (“All I wanted… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 17, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Amanda Palmer Responds To Volunteer Musician Criticism

After being called an idiot by Steve Albini, and then apparently NOT being called an idiot by Steve Albini, Amanda Palmer has responded. Not to Steve Albini, however, but to a fan and classical musician, Amy Vaillancourt-Sals, who posted her own reaction to Palmer’s request for unpaid volunteers to sit in with her band o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 14, 2012 - 11:47 am
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