15 Sep 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
“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.”