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


(Written while listening to The Used.)