Amanda Palmer: "The Music Business Is Baffled" By Kickstarter [VIDEO] - hypebot

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I work in music and do not know a single person "baffled by kickstater." Unsubscribe.


Why should the music industry be "baffled" that people want to support artists?
Cant see why that should be ohh so Music 2.0 like to do so


Ha ha ha...

Sean Francis

Well, "HA," you're incredibly fortunate. I'm not sure where you "work" in the music business, but there are plenty people confused (and angry in some cases) by the patronage/Kickstarter model seeing such grand success. Good for you that you aren't inundated by those types, I guess…?

James B

Kickstarter is great. Amanda Palmer is confused and is still trying to perpetuate the music industry (who does she define the "music industry" as anyway?) as crusty antiquated "business people" who are "baffled". Sounds like she needs to, in order to stay relevant.

Fans aren't investing in Kickstarter music projects out of the sheer kindness of their hearts. It's because they are getting a unique products. The most successful KS projects have killer stuff- vinyl, t-shirts, artwork bundles, instruments...and then onto the experiential stuff- tickets, VIP parties, private concerts, skype songwriting sessions, etc. None of these things are available for free, as AP contends.

KS is merges business and artistry, forces artists to think outside the box and appeal to every type of fan (from the casual fan, to the superfan).


Being that Amanda has recently "divorced" her label Roadrunner, I think I'd give her a little more credit as to knowing what goes on in the "music industry" and what doesn't. Amanda doesn't have to do much to stay relevant. She has a massive amount of fans who absolutely adore her. She's approaching $900,000 on her current kickstarter campaign, and she didn't do it by badmouthing the industry.

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