Amanda Palmer raises $454K on Kickstarter
Singer Amanda Palmer has raised a record US$454,000 to promote and distribute her forthcoming solo album using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Nearly 8,000 people had donated to Palmer's campaign three days after it went live on April 30 and a spokesperson for the site has told The Hollywood Reporter that the Dresden Dolls member already holds the site's record for value of pledges and number of pledges.
Palmer has created several funding tiers that reward contributors with everything from a digital download of the album to a CD, an art book and, for people that contribute $10,000 or more, a chance to hang out, pose for and eat dinner with the artist herself.
The singer noted that she's already raised more than what her previous label, Roadrunner Records, might've given her as a recording budget. In a note to Bob Lefsetz of the Lefsetz Letter, she wrote "at the moment i'm writing this, we've reached over $250,000 after only one day of being live... that's about $50k MORE than the scheduled recording budget i wouldn't have been given if i'd stayed on roadrunner... AND WE'RE ONLY ON THE FIRST DAY."
Check out Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter page here.
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