Sunday, April 07, 2013


Amanda Palmer has figured out something I've been saying about the music industry for years. The business model of selling music is no longer viable. Fans no longer want to pay for music because the new reality makes content freely available at all times to all people. Let's face it, in the artist's heart, it's much more important for them to be heard than paid. But they don't have to work for free. Fans are willing to pay for something other than the content. They will pay for the performance, and they will pay for an intimate (artistically speaking) relationship with the artist.

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