"Why I'm not Afraid to Take your Money"

Friday, October 23, 2009

Transcript

A frequent refrain in the music industry is that the future is not about selling CDs, but about creating relationship between musicians and fans. If it's true, musician Amanda Palmer is a good case study. One half of the band The Dresden Dolls, she explains that she raised $19,000 from her fans on Twitter in just 10 hours.

Comments [5]

Chris Gray from New Haven

Oh, come on! You asked me to try again. Twice.

Oct. 29 2009 11:07 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven

Ah, you see, this is the new model for monetizing the...how does the rest of that jingle go?

Reporters who really love what they do (searching for truth, not the idiots who rewrite press releases or swallow their sources bull hook line and sinker, as most reporters do) need to bring their work to the web and ask for support directly from the public they seek to serve. Or starve, as those like myself have always done.

I. F. Stone did it decades ago, except he had to use newsprint.

Oct. 29 2009 11:00 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven

Ah, you see, this is the new model for monetizing the...how does the rest of that jingle go?

Reporters who really love what they do (searching for truth, not the idiots who rewrite press releases or swallow their sources bull hook line and sinker, as most reporters do) need to bring their work to the web and ask for support directly from the public they seek to serve. Or starve, as those like myself have always done.

I. F. Stone did it decades ago, except he had to use newsprint.

Oct. 29 2009 11:00 AM
Philip Shade from Arlington, VA

This was easily my favorite section of an EXCELLENT show.

Amanda Palmer's observation that it's not a bad thing that the industry doesn't make the same billions it used to is spot on!

It's never failed to amaze me how "the Industry" (shorthand for the Majors/RIAA) have continued to drive nail after nail into their own coffin. Kudo's to all the Amanda Palmers, Ani DiFrancos and people making music on their own terms.

Oct. 28 2009 06:52 PM
joe

records came out in the '80s?

Oct. 25 2009 03:37 PM

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