To get you up to speed Amanda Palmer (also known as Amanda Fucking Palmer) is an American songwriter performer who first become known as one half of The Dresden Dolls. She is known for having quite public disagreements with her label and most recently made headlines when nearly $1.2 million was raised on crowd funding website Kickstarter from nearly 25,000 fans who pre-ordered her album, Theatre Is Evil. Strangely enough she only asked for $100,000. So if you want to learn about making music your career in a DIY form then take note because she is qualified and knows what she is talking about.
Watch Amanda Palmer’s talk ‘The Art of Asking’ on TED below:
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