Tagged: amanda palmer

Amanda Palmer: “My Kickstarter Was Terribly Budgeted”

Taking some time away from her career and mother duties, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer sat down to discuss her experience with the crowdfunding method. Back in 2012, Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first solo studio album, but also a tour and… Read More

Amanda Palmer: “Funds From My Patreon Campaign Will Not Go Towards My Baby”

Hoping to clear the air of recent accusations concerning her Patreon campaign, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer is ready set the record straight and put an end to the gossip. Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first… Read More

Singing Sensation Amanda Palmer Talks Label Breakup & Crowdfunding Success

Last month, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer launched a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise funds for her upcoming projects, which consists of making new art and traveling to Berlin, Germany to record an album in German. The new projects surfaced just two years after she captured… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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… 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… Read More

Crowdfunding the Commons

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… Read More

Documentary Crowdfunding on Kickstarter Features Crowdfunding Revolution

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… 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… Read More

Would you help to crowdfund a new Morrissey album?

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… 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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Kickstarter Darling Amanda Palmer On The Art Of Asking

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… Read More

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

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… 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… Read More

Crowdfunding Listed as Pivotal Moment for Music in 2012

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… Read More