Several months ago, Amanda Palmer penned an open letter to Morrissey, urging the singer to start a crowdfunding campaign and ditch the label system shackles forever. Palmer outlined a plan that would give the label-less Morrissey $2.5 million in funding through $5 donations from 500,000 fans, more than double what Palmer earned on Kickstarter.
“They want songs. They want to hear, and feel. And this sounds simple, but it’s an important point: They want to help. Help me, and help you. Make music.”
So what’s wrong with freedom from labels, and direct donations from people that love you the most? The answer is everything, according to Morrissey, whole barked this Spanish paper El País this week.
“It’s a desperate measure, and insulting to the audience,” Morrissey barked. “They’ve already given us enough money. What’s the next thing we’re going to ask them? To brush our teeth?”
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