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.)