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Massachusetts Avenue - Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (CD, Album)

Some people are suggesting the site institute a maximum funding amount so projects don't end up underwater from success. Others say projects shouldn't be allowed to promise donors a product, which amounts to a sales transaction just like anything on Amazon.

It might even be a good idea for people looking for donations on Kickstarter to sketch out the same kind of basic business plan they'd need to get a small-business loan from a regular bank. But according to a recent blog post from the Kickstarter founders, critics shouldn't expect too many changes to the Album) model anytime soon.

The fact that Kickstarter allows creators to take risks and attempt to create something ambitious is a feature, not a bug. As it stands, Kickstarter's Terms of Use requires project creators to either grant donors their proper rewards or refund their money. But because Kickstarter is technically only a platform to link backers and creators, the company says it can't give refunds, nor is it legally obligated to ensure creators follow through with other promises.

Massachusetts Avenue - Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (CD founders say they have been adding tools to help lessen the risk for both sides, including more staff to vet projects and additional guidelines requiring design and technology creators to have manufacturing plans Album) working prototypes.

But such precautions are no guarantee. If you want a traditional online shopping experience, it's probably best to stick to places like Zappos or eBay. In her original Kickstarter video, Palmer said that crowdsourcing money for records and tours is "the future of music. Otherwise the future looks like bands screwing their own fans rather than labels screwing bands.

That doesn't seem like progress. Related Blogs. The release inspired news outlets to again take an interest in the year-old's upcoming tour, and something leapt out at many: Palmer, who had only three months ago gotten more than a million dollars from her fans, was now asking musicians to come play on her tour for Massachusetts Avenue - Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (CD : we're looking for professional-ish horns and strings for EVERY CITY to hop up on stage with us for a couple of tunes.

In a comment on Palmer's tumblrOwen Pallett, a Canadian musician who formerly performed under the name "Final Fantasy," said: I am having a hard time reconciling your assessment of your Kickstarter obligations with your current claims toward being unable to pay for yours Massachusetts Avenue - Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (CD Jherek's string quartet.

The stunning, piano-led The Bed Song is an unusually touching, intimate portrayal of a couple who took their sexless marriage to the grave. Not all her songs are as great, but Smile sounds like a lost David Bowie anthem, and when she performs her riotous glam stomp Leeds Unitedit may be the first time a Manchester crowd has wildly cheered the name of Manchester United's hated rivals from across the Pennines.

Later, she is carried over the crowd, an enormous veil stretching behind her like a giant sail. Amanda Palmer. I would prefer to veer into the realm of the weird and the challenging and the aggressive.

And I don't regret that at all. Palmer's gorgeous and epic new record, "Theatre Is Evil," however, changes all that. It's a bracingly accessible affair, built on a wall of horns and drums crafted by her cohorts in the Grand Theft Orchestra. It doesn't have to be inherently satanic. This record, I really did allow my inner muse and songwriter to follow uncharted territory, and for me, uncharted territory was popular material. That's important to me. She's married to English writer Neil Gaiman.

But "Theatre Is Evil" is only one step in Album) musical r evolution. She funded the album as has been exhaustively reported via the fan-sourcing Kickstarter platform, rewarding backers with everything from commissioned artwork and house parties to customized turntables, art books, bonus tracks and homemade crafts.

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