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Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

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Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for not only her first studio album, but also a tour and art book. Originally seeking $100,000, Palmer took home over $1 million thanks to nearly 25,000 backers/fans. Now, Palmer is back to crowdfunding, this time using platform Patreon for her new project…. Read More

Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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In 2012, Dresden Dolls bandmate, Amanda Palmer, took to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for a new record; her new book, The Art of Asking; and a tour. Not only did she surpass the initial goal, by the end of her crowdfunding campaign’s run on the platform, she scored $1,192,793 from 24,883 backers. Now the 38-year-old is sharing details about… Read More

Watch: TED, Skype Host Epic Roundtable On Creative Crowdfunding & Kickstarter

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Meet Frank Bell. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter is trying to blaze a path to success, and for artists like Bell that path increasingly includes crowdfunding. As part of a joint effort between TED and Skype, Bell recently had the chance to ask questions of a panel of creative crowdfunding experts. In the video below, TED Ideas… Read More

RANKED: The 50 Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns Of All Time

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Since the last time we compiled this list some interesting trends are emerging, not the least of which is the sheer dominance of gaming-related campaigns on the Kickstarter platform – both tabletop games and video games. Interestingly enough, none of the top 10 have changed, which raises the question of whether that is due to… Read More

UPDATED: Kickstarted Documentary Meets Funding Goal


UPDATE: Funding successful! The documentary was fully funded overnight and the project is a go. Kickstarted, the Kickstarter documentary crowdfunding on Kickstarter, is teetering on the edge of missing a funding goal with less than 24 hours left in the campaign. We first reported on this campaign in May and I (erroneously) predicted that the… Read More

Crowdfunding the Commons

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What do Amanda Palmer, a book on storytelling in Africa, and particle physics have in common? That’s what I’d like to find out. My name is Nic Suzor, and I am a researcher at QUT School of Law and the Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation in Brisbane, Australia. I have just spent two weeks in the Creative Commons offices… Read More

Documentary Crowdfunding on Kickstarter Features Crowdfunding Revolution

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Just launched on Kickstarter is a crowdfunding project for a documentary film entitled “Kickstarted“.   In a poetic fashion the film is chronicling the meteoric rise of crowdfunding and the revolutionary change this innovation is bringing to entrepreneurs everywhere.  Organized by filmakers Jason Cooper and Jay Armitage, they, “are making this film because we deeply… Read More

Kickstarted: Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Campaign


Kickstarted is the first documentary feature about the crowdfunding revolution that tells the inspiring and dramatic stories of the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the crowd to achieve the impossible. Jason Cooper and Jay Armitage have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their documentary about Kickstarter in what may be the most meta crowdfunding campaign… Read More

RANKED: 31 Million-Dollar Kickstarter Projects

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Updated: Click here for the most recent version of this list… You may remember that we recently did this list on December 31st of last year. In just short of six months we have added 14 more campaigns to the list of Kickstarter raises that have crossed a million dollars. Of note here is the influx… Read More

Would you help to crowdfund a new Morrissey album?

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Morrissey is able to sell out 20,000 capacity venues and stop meat being sold where he plays, but he hasn’t been able to get a record deal since releasing his 2009 album Years of Refusal. So Amanda Palmer, singer-songwriter and half of American band The Dresden Dolls, has offered to help Morrissey out by raising… Read More

Don’t Make Investors Buy Crowdfunded Securities, Let Them


The Economist recently took note of Amanda Palmer’s viral TED video where she outlines how she has funded her music throughout her career by building relationships with an increasingly large and affectionate crowd following.  The Economist has noticed Ms. Palmer’s fundraising activities before after she successfully used a crowdfunding project to source $1.2 million (on a goal of only $100,000) related… Read More

Has Crowdfunding Stolen Direct-to-Fan’s Thunder?

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Crowdfunding is one of the more dominant topics of this year’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, which takes place March 8 through 17. The SXSW website lists 21 panels just with the word Kickstarter, including one panel with Amanda Palmer and the team behind her $1.2 million Kickstarter campaign (March 13 at 12:30pm)…. Read More

Kickstarter Darling Amanda Palmer On The Art Of Asking

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Amanda Palmer famously raised almost $1.2 million on Kickstarter, the biggest music crowdfunding campaign in history. Recently she gave a TED talk that outlined how her experiences as a street performer taught her the art of asking. It can be a daunting thing to reach out to your inner circle and ask for donations. Palmer… Read More

What Andrew Sullivan and Amanda Palmer have in common: a fanatical devotion to users

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Both Andrew Sullivan — the conservative blogger who recently announced that he is going independent — and former Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer are taking the same approach to media: connect with your fans, and then ask for help. In many ways, conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan and alternative musician Amanda Palmer couldn’t be more different:… Read More

Three Signs Crowdfunding Has Reached a New Level


When Kickstarter announced it received $35 million in pledges for music projects in 2012, it seemed crowdfunding had gone mainstream. Amanda Palmer’s record-setting $1.2-million take certainly turned some heads. But there are signs that crowdfunding is becoming even more mainstream. 1. Bjork launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday to create a Biophilia app for Android and Windows 8…. Read More

Crowdfunding Listed as Pivotal Moment for Music in 2012

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Coming from the pages of ReadWrite Play and sharing the headline with “Death of SOPA” and “Bit Torrent Goes Legit” – Crowdfunding for Music makes the list of Pivotal Moments in Music for 2012.  Declaring the moment when Amanda Palmer rocketed to success on Kickstarter as the turning point for musicians desperate for funds to… Read More

Amanda Palmer: You Need the Crowd Before the Kick

Amanda Palmer is rewriting the script of business as usual for hosts of creatives in the newest iteration of connectedness. She has the artillery to deliver: 37,697 tweets have been shot off from her iPhone toward her army amassing 754,297 Twitter followers — with new recruits growing steady at 1,000 per day. Her firepower is… Read More

Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter Success Story (VIDEO)

Dresden Dolls rocker Amanda Palmer was the first musician to successfully raise $1 million on Kickstarter.  In this video she discusses her rocky past with major label Roadrunner Records and how that experience pushed her to crowdfunding for a new album, art book and tour. Feature Photo by Gregory Nomoora, courtesy of AmandaPalmer.net