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Digital Music Celebrity Amanda Palmer Offers to Pay Musicians in “Beer” and “Hugs”

Digital Music Celebrity Amanda Palmer Offers to Pay Musicians in “Beer” and “Hugs”

On Amanda Palmer’s unpaid orchestra: A DIY-crowd-sourcer’s take

By August Brown

September 13, 2012
LA Times

“The singer-performance artist Amanda Palmer is catching some blowback from professional musicians after crowd-sourcing unpaid backup musicians for her upcoming tour. While she does have a small paid touring band on the road full time, she’s recruiting additional “professional-ish” unpaid musicians with a promise of beer, hugs and a fun night onstage. 
This might not have been a big deal, except that Palmer also wowed the music world after raising well over $1 million from fans in a Kickstarter campaign to fund, among other things, this very tour.”
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