I just really hate the idea of doing something like trying to charge your fans $500 for something like a skype chat. In fact, unless it's for charity, I generally hate artists charging fans for face time, especially after fans have paid for merch, tickets to shows and albums. They're already supporting your artistic endeavors and making it possible for you to do what you do, what the fuck makes you think you're so special enough to ask for them to pay for a handshake and a photo after all of that?
this. so much. im already not a fan of kickstarter and the like, especially when it comes to touring. charging people to talk to you on the internet? where does it end?
frank turner put it best - theres no such thing as rock stars, there's just people who play music. and some of them are just like us and some of them are dicks.