Amanda Palmer To Distribute Fan-Funded Album Through Alliance Entertainment
Kickstarter queen Amanda Palmer has announced that Alliance Entertainment will exclusively distribute her fan-funded album in the United States. Alliance is the largest wholesale distributor of home entertainment audio and video software in the U.S. and serves some 3,000 merchants including Target, Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble, and Internet retailers such as Amazon.com. Alliance’s recently acquired Audiolife division will distribute other fan-funded products (books, art, etc.) associated with the multidimensional album project Theatre Is Evil, set for a September 11th release.
Hailed as “one of music’s most productive users of social media” by the New York Times, Palmer funded the album from her 8 Ft Records label with nearly 25,000 album presales via Kickstarter, and raised $1.2 million in support from her fans.
“Amanda Palmer is a music and marketing visionary and we’re thrilled that both Alliance Entertainment and Audiolife provide a distribution solution for her groundbreaking new release,” said Mike Davis, President of Alliance Entertainment.
Audiolife will handle the packaging and shipping of products to fans who contributed to the massively successful Kickstarter campaign to receive physical versions of Theater is Evil, which depending on their level of contribution, is either a CD, a vinyl album, or a series of 7-inch singles from the album (or all three).