Amanda Palmer Record Kickstarter Project Funding
My Nguyen June 5, 2012
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls/Evelyn Evelyn raised over a million dollars through the fund-sourcing site Kickstarter. Through the help of over 24, 883 fans, the New York singer raised a total of $1,192,793 in just one month to fund the release of her band’s new album, titled, The Grand Theft Orchestra.
The money the singer raised was not only a milestone for Palmer, but it was also a record breaking number for the Kickstarter bookkeepers. Kickstarter states in regards to the high activity found on Palmer’s account that she “isn’t the most famous person in the world, but she might have the most loyal following. Her fans love her because of who she is. She hangs out with them online and in person. She chooses not to have a record label. She’s transparent with everything she does.”
According to Prefix magazine, as an incentive for donating on her Kickstarter, Palmer promised a digital download of the album with exclusive bonus material to anyone who donated one dollar or more. On Thursday (May 31) in a parking lot behind a furniture store in Brooklyn, Palmer threw a free party/cabaret to celebrate the money she received from the fund-sourcing site and to thank her fans further for their generosity.
The carnivalesque mixture of punk aesthetic cabaret was recorded via webcam, which was streamed live for fans of Palmer to enjoy and rejoice with her at home.
Photo courtesy of AurelienS via Flickr.