She raised the money by by taking pre-orders for future work and selling deluxe packages including backstage doughnut eating sessions and house parties.
In under a month, she has raised $1,000,000, breaking the previous record for music on the crowd-funding platform of $207,980 for Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy.
Palmer initially set up the pledge site on April 30, saying she was seeking $100,000 in pre-orders and fan investment – she reached that target within 6 hours. Within 48 hours she’d been pledged a total of $300,000 and after a week she had doubled that figure. And now, evidently the album has escalated in cost to $1million.
Cheese on Toast wonders two things:
1. Why the f–k does she need a $1million to make a new record?
2. Why the f–k does she need to make a new record?
Here’s a NSFW and not particularly pleasant photo of Amanda Palmer after she reached the $1million target…