D.I.Y. Heroine Amanda Palmer Signs With Indie Label Cooking Vinyl
D.I.Y. success story Amanda Palmer has signed a deal with indie label Cooking Vinyl, the home of The Cult ad Marilyn Manson. According to details shared with Hypebot, the services deal will see the label handling the distribution, project management, marketing and promotional services for her forthcoming album in the the UK and Europe. Palmer’s own 8ft Records will remain in charge of the global release; and she retains all the rights to her new album ‘Theatre is Evil’.
Palmer's team says that she'll also retain the lion’s share of the money along with full artistic control over the campaign. Her management team, Girlie Action, will handle all label functions in the US.
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Despite gathering a half million fans on Twitter and raising well over $ million on Kickstarter, Palmer felt she needed to expand her team to take the release campaign global. "My team looked at tons of options and the folks at Cooking Vinyl seemed like the best allies," Amanda Palmer. "I'm trying really, really hard to find the perfect, organic partnerships now that I'm free from Roadrunner – assembling people who really understand the importance of taking the big picture, the future, the fans' experience and the art itself into account, instead of 'moving units' with blinders on."
"I am proud to welcome Amanda to Cooking Vinyl, as well as being a fantastic artist she is very forward thinking in approach to the business," commented Martin Goldschmidt, Founder and MD of Cooking Vinyl Group. "Our relationship is not a traditional record deal and reflects her ethics."