Amanda Palmer raised $1 million on Kickstart for her next musical project and promptly stripped off in celebration.
So far, so good. But on tour with her Grand Theft Orchestra, she’s asking professional musicians to play for free. Professional-ish, she calls it.
Thus far, no good.
Amanda can afford to pay. Her partner and online cheerleader is the successful writer Neil Gaiman. He, too, likes to get paid.
Theft is wrong. The tour needs to be stopped. Unfollow Amanda and Neil, unfriend them, don’t go the concerts, shun them until they are prepared to acknowledge that music has value.
UPDATE: Here‘s Amanda’s explanation.