Monday, May 6, 2013

Future of Art Finance: Amanda Palmer

If you know Amanda Palmer, you KNOW Amanda Palmer. She is a musician who claimed notoriety for having an extreme personal connection to her audience. For example, the band will couch surf at fan's homes instead of staying at hotels. Her name became more common place when the kickstarter for her latest album achieved over 200% of her slated goal. Her opinion on social-media financing is emotional. In this TED talk, her speech revolves around connecting with the audience in a way that goes above and beyond a signed photo and posing for a cellphone picture. She has decided to make a living on giving away her music for free then asking the audience for donations in return. Watch below to hear her whole speech. Ask yourself, is this the economic future for the artists? Do you think artists will be able to live this way?

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