To get you up to speed Amanda Palmer is an American songwriter performer who first become known as one half of The Dresden Dolls. She's known for having public disagreements with her label and most recently made headlines when nearly $1.2 million was raised on a crowd funding website.
I overheard a conversation the other day, it was a heated debate between two people about the best way to record their music. One was adamant that you should do it all DIY with your own equipment and the other was saying it wouldn't be anywhere as good as if you paid to use a recordin
You may have heard of these already but there have been more of these sites cropping up. The idea of the fundraising websites such as leading sites Pledge, in the UK and Kickstarter in the US, is that fans fund the creation of a musical project and in return receive a copy of the work