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Amanda Palmer Raises Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Written by Marc Zanotti on 30th May, 2012

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It was only at the beginning of May that Music Feeds reported that singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer has raised over $350,000 via Kickstarter, exceeding her goal of $100,000.

Now only a few weeks later, Palmer’s Kickstarter profile displays pledged funds of over one million dollars, with 44 hours to go before the project closes and begins to collect.

The concept of Kickstarter is to allow everyday people to contribute financially to creative projects that interest them. People can give as little as one dollar, but some of Palmer’s more extreme fans pledged as much as $5000, meaning they are given access to attend a house party with Palmer.

Palmer’s proceeds will go towards the recording and touring of her new record, which will be her first since 2008 album Who Killed Amanda Palmer.

Anyone who contributes funds will receive a downloadable copy of the new record, which is being written and recorded with Palmer’s new band The Grand Theft Orchestra.

Watch: Amanda Palmer – video about her new record

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