Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter Millionaire, Asking Musicians to Play for Free…

Can you get away this anymore, especially after hitting the Kickstarter lottery? Apparently not: after soliciting for dozens of volunteer, ‘professional-ish,’ unpaid musicians to join her recently-started tour, Amanda Palmer is now facing some backlash from the musician community.

Like this professional touring musician, who asked Palmer to at least pay minimum union rates – especially when asking for qualified players that are screened beforehand.  He wants her to change her mind.

 

“Dear Amanda Palmer,

amandapalmer.net: “Wanted: Horn-y and String-y Volunteers for the Grand Theft Orchestra Tour!!!”

 

(Written while listening to The Used.)

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