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Thomas Nassiff 05/10/12 10:16 AM

Amanda Palmer Kickstarter Reaches Six Times Its Goal
 
Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls / Evelyn Evelyn fame) is funding her new record via Kickstarter and set out for a $100,000 goal. The Kickstarter currently stands at over $618,000 with over 11,000 backers and still has three weeks to go in its lifetime. What are your thoughts on Kickstarter campaigns that blow up like this? Discuss in the replies.

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Trashcore 05/10/12 10:18 AM

Wait it's reached over 6 times its goal? Why are people just throwing money away? Whats even going to happen with that additional $518,000??? I really hope she donates it to a charity or something because I just feel like thats a huge waste.

Maiaophilia 05/10/12 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Trashcore (Post 107790582)
Wait it's reached over 6 times its goal? Why are people just throwing money away? Whats even going to happen with that additional $518,000??? I really hope she donates it to a charity or something because I just feel like thats a huge waste.

^ i think she's still going to use it to fund her album. If you watch the video she needed at least $200,000 to cover the recording of her album. She shot really low I guess to guarantee that she'd make her goal.

I'm glad this is finally on AP. However I'm surprised no one posted this before.


Also the news should say Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls / Evelyn Evelyn fame ...

fuckyourscenes 05/10/12 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Trashcore (Post 107790582)
Wait it's reached over 6 times its goal? Why are people just throwing money away? Whats even going to happen with that additional $518,000??? I really hope she donates it to a charity or something because I just feel like thats a huge waste.

She could use it for future albums so she wouldn't have to come back to Kickstarter.

fuckyourscenes 05/10/12 10:21 AM

Also, unreal that someone backed $10,000 into the Kickstarter.

Thomas Nassiff 05/10/12 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Maiaophilia (Post 107790712)
^ i think she's still going to use it to fund her album. If you watch the video she needed at least $200,000 to cover the recording of her album. She shot really low I guess to guarantee that she'd make her goal.

I'm glad this is finally on AP. However I'm surprised no one posted this before.


Also the news should say Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls / Evelyn Evelyn fame ...

Thanks, updating now

bradsonemanband 05/10/12 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by fuckyourscenes (Post 107790752)
She could use it for future albums so she wouldn't have to come back to Kickstarter.

or merch, a dvd documentary, special one off shows, etc. there's a lot of awesome stuff that she could put that money towards that fans would dig.

enter return 05/10/12 10:23 AM

are you kidding me? This is no disrespect to her music because i havent heard it...but seriously? $618,000!?!? My god. Shut it down after you reach your goal. Unless you're Queen with the resurrected body of Freddie Mercury should an album EVER cost $618,000 (including cost to rejuvenate his long decayed body)

Blake Solomon 05/10/12 10:25 AM

who the fuck cares? if people want to do it, they should do it. i don't understand why this is still a discussion. free will is free will.

MyJukeboxBroke 05/10/12 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by enter return (Post 107790952)
are you kidding me? This is no disrespect to her music because i havent heard it...but seriously? $618,000!?!? My god. Shut it down after you reach your goal. Unless you're Queen with the resurrected body of Freddie Mercury should an album EVER cost $618,000 (including cost to rejuvenate his long decayed body)


I like this.

Maiaophilia 05/10/12 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by enter return (Post 107790952)
are you kidding me? This is no disrespect to her music because i havent heard it...but seriously? $618,000!?!? My god. Shut it down after you reach your goal. Unless you're Queen with the resurrected body of Freddie Mercury should an album EVER cost $618,000 (including cost to rejuvenate his long decayed body)

Again, watch the video they obviously planned for it to go over $100k. She obviously has an amazing fan base that is willing to support her.

JuneJuly 05/10/12 10:27 AM

Have that many people really not heard of Amanda Palmer / Dresden Dolls? She deserves it. Love her.

I guess I don't get why people are getting worked up about this. Each and every person that chose to donate to her fund did so willingly, to support an artist they care about. Let them do what they want with their money. They even knew that she reached her goal, and they continued to donate.

Jeff_Ryan 05/10/12 10:28 AM

I was just listening to A is for Accident this morning. Excited for new music from her

SuNDaYSTaR 05/10/12 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Trashcore (Post 107790582)
Wait it's reached over 6 times its goal? Why are people just throwing money away? Whats even going to happen with that additional $518,000??? I really hope she donates it to a charity or something because I just feel like thats a huge waste.

You're assuming people are throwing money away. They're not. They're doing this because they want her to have it. Period.

rawspinner 05/10/12 10:28 AM

I would think someone of the backers would at least some of them would be professionals within the music industry who would gladly help a friend out. Not to say she hasn't gotten tremendous support from all types of fans. But she said it would cost at least $200,000 to make her record? Soupy, chime in...

[EDIT]: After actually skimming the kickstarter page, it looks like she had a lot of collaboration in terms of artwork and stuff. It would be awesome to see those people appreciated for their hard work towards the project.