Amanda Palmer raises $1.2mil through Kickstarter
By NZM Newswire
Amanda Palmer has raised a whopping US$1,192,173 in a campaign run via crowd funding website Kickstarter. The Dresden Dolls front woman gained pledges from 24,883 people in 30 days to raise the amount, which shatters the previous record for music on Kickstarter of $207,980 held by Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy.
The goal of Palmer's project was to release her new album, ‘Theater Is Evil’, and earnings from the campaign will be put into the packaging and artwork for CDs and LPs, as well as music videos and touring production. In return for their cash, contributors get everything from a deluxe-edition CD to dinner and a portrait-sitting with Palmer for $10,000.
Over $42 million has been pledged to Kickstarter music projects by more than 600,000 people in it's four-year existence, with 52% of projects reaching their goal. The most successful genres are: Country (62%), Indie Rock (60%), Jazz (57%), and Classical (57%).
5 Jun 2012