Amanda Palmer

  1. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  2. Scooter Braun, Will.i.am, Amanda Palmer and More Argue for Artists' Role in the Music Industry During Inaugural 'Disruptor' Talk

    October 30, 2013 12:47 PM EDT In a debate streamed live yesterday titled "Has tech killed the music industry?" -- which you can watch in full below -- panelist and artist manager Scooter Braun proclaimed, "It's not about addressing ‘Will the music industr ...

  3. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  4. Australia’s Triple J To Power Over-30s Station Dig Music

    October 24, 2013 5:18 AM EDT Australia’s Triple J network now has a music station targeting the over-30s. The government-funded Triple J has the enviable reputation as Australia’s key music discovery platform. And for many artists here and abroad, it’s the launch-pad into t ...

  5. U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl Launches in Australia

    September 06, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Martin Goldschmidt’s Cooking Vinyl has expanded into Australia. The British indie label has a new office in Melbourne, which is helmed by a twin-track team of two former Shock Records executives, Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey. “Having enjoyed o ...

  6. Music Matters 2013 Preview: YouTube and the Online Video Phenomenon; Keynotes By Johnny Wright, Rob Wells, Frances Moore

    May 17, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The focus of the 2013 Digital & Music Matters is unequivocally on YouTube and the online video phenomenon. The Asia Pacific entertainment event, held May 20-25 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, will be broadcast live on YouTube, inclu ...

  7. Blue Note Records, ArtistShare Create Crowdfunding Label

    May 08, 2013 1:19 PM EDT Jazz label Blue Note Records has joined with crowdfunding platform ArtistShare in a new partnership called Blue Note/ArtistShare committed to discovering and nurturing up-and-coming young jazz talent. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spot ...

  8. Amanda Palmer Talks New Business Models, Plays Ukulele at SXSW

    March 13, 2013 8:18 PM EDT There's much more to crowdfunding than meets the eye, and that requires partnering with companies for distribution to reach retailers and fans, music Amanda Palmer said at SXSW on Wednesday. But Palmer could not say if this exciting new bu ...

  9. Business Matters: Has Crowdfunding Stolen Direct-to-Fan’s Thunder?

    March 06, 2013 9:12 PM EST Crowdfunding is one of the more dominant topics of this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, which takes place March 8 through 17. The SXSW website lists 21 panels just with the word Kickstarter, including one panel with A ...

  10. Video: Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: ‘How Do We Let People Pay for Music?’

    March 01, 2013 6:22 PM EST   Amanda Palmer’s pioneering efforts in the field of crowd-funding have been covered at great length in these pages, most recently in an excellent two-part interview with Glenn Peoples earlier this year, not to mention a widely read intervie ...

  11. What the Music Business Can Learn From the Gaming and Gambling Industries

    February 04, 2013 10:22 AM EST Hany Nada is founding partner of GGV Capital, a global, expansion–stage venture firm based in Silicon Valley and Shanghai with $1.6B under management. Billboard.biz welcomes responsible content – contact jem.aswad@billboard.com with ideas. Wh ...

  12. Amanda Palmer Q&A, Part 2: Touring, and the Challenges of Small Businesses

    January 30, 2013 10:15 AM EST In part 1 of this article, singer/Kickstarter superstar Amanda Palmer talks about why she believes a pay-what-you-want "patronage" model is the way forward for the music business, the changing relationship between artists and fans, the ...

  13. Amanda Palmer Q&A: Why Pay-What-You-Want Is the Way Forward, and More

    January 28, 2013 7:44 AM EST Amanda Palmer is hardly your average musician. The multi-faceted artist and former co-leader of Dresden Dolls has a groundbreakingly hands-on relationship with her business affairs and, via social media, with her fans. Last year those fans pledged ...

  14. MIDEM Panel and Q&A: Kevin Wortis on Amanda Palmer, Kickstarter, ‘Theatre Vs. Theater’

    January 26, 2013 2:17 PM EST MIDEM 2013 opened in Cannes with a raft of how-to sessions. One of the freshest of those featured Kevin Wortis who drilled well under the surface of his ward Amanda Palmer’s million-dollar fan-funding exercise.  Wortis (see Q&A below) is a 22- ...

  15. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  16. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  17. Value of Music Streaming is Data, Says Artist Zoe Keating @FutureSound Conference

    November 18, 2012 9:16 AM EST From left: Ethan Diamond, CEO/Co-Founder, Bandcamp; David Marcus, SVP of Worldwide Artist Services, WMG; Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment; Zoe Keating, Artist; consultant Antony Bruno; Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody International; ...

  18. How Beatport Got 10 Million Monthly Uniques; Chirpify Sold 10K Amanda Palmer Tees With One Tweet @FutureSound

    November 17, 2012 10:59 AM EST Beatport CEO Matthew Adell discussing Context, Convenience and Serving a Community at the Billboard FutureSound Conference (Photo: Arnold Turner) Perfectly positioned for dance music's rise in the U.S., electronic music platform Beatport is b ...

  19. Dave Matthews Band Scores Record Sixth Straight No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For only the second time in history, all of the top six albums on the Billboard 200 are debuts. Led by Dave Matthews Band's Away From the World at No. 1, the top six are new arrivals for the first time since the Oct. 11, 2003, chart. That wee ...

  20. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  21. Morning Fix: Google's Cloud Negotiations, Adios Apple Ping, Dave Matthews' Record, Bonnaroo 2013

    September 13, 2012 7:42 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND HEADING FOR RECORD SIXTH STRAIGHT NO. 1 ALBUM ON THE BILLBOARD 200 Dave Matthews Band should become the first group to score six consecutive No. 1-debut ...

  22. Amanda Palmer Talks Twitter: 'It's Replaced Google and Management'

    August 02, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Amanda Palmer has had quite a year. The former Dresden Doll-turned-social media maven made waves with a Kickstarter campaign that netted her over a million dollars towards her new album, largely based off her highly engaged fanbase with whom she c ...

  23. How Nick Stern Hopes to Repeat Success of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Self-Distribution Model With Circa Survive

    June 27, 2012 10:00 AM EDT The record industry is no stranger to self-release and pay-what-you-like albums, with acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Amanda Palmer, and Radiohead opting to deliver new material to their fans via their websites rather than deal with record lab ...

  24. Amanda Palmer, Alliance Sign U.S. Distribution Deal

    June 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Amanda Palmer, the Kickstarter wunderkind, will be distributed exclusively by Alliance Entertainment in the U.S. According to the company, its recently-acquired Audiolife division will handle the pick, pack and ship to the Palmer fans who contribu ...

  25. Amanda Palmer Partners With U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl For European Album Release

    June 21, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer has signed a distribution and label services deal with U.K. indie Cooking Vinyl for the European release of her forthcoming studio album "Theatre Is Evil." As previously reported and detailed in this week& ...

  26. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  27. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  28. Amanda Palmer Hits $1 Million Mark on Kickstarter Campaign

    May 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Amanda Palmer has been burning through milestones since launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her new album May 1, and today she hit another, surpassing $1 million raised with more than two days to go . Moments after reaching the milestone ...

  29. Business Matters: Bono Will Make Maybe $10 Million, Not $1.5 Billion, From Facebook's IPO

    May 18, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Bono Will Make Millions -- But Not Billions -- Off Facebook's IPO Bono is rich but not as rich as you have been led to believe in the last few days. A report at NME.com , which was picked up by Spinner, Huffington Post and the New York Post ( ...

  30. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  31. Amanda Palmer Raises $368,000 in Two Days, Sets Records on Kickstarter

    May 02, 2012 12:29 PM EDT Musician Amanda Palmer has raised $368,000 [Ed note: the amount went up to $379K in the screen shot taken 4 hours after the story was originally posted] in just two days on fundraising site Kickstarter to promote and distribute her latest album. T ...

  32. Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, OK Go Among Artists Cosigning Anti-SOPA/PIPA Open Letter

    January 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST Entertainment industry players including Trent Reznor, Amanda Palmer, and OK Go have written and published an open letter to Washington expressing their concerns about SOPA/PIPA, the pending Congressional bills that would give the government and c ...

  33. Business Matters: Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011

    January 10, 2012 8:27 PM EST Kickstarter Pledges Grow 259% To $99 Million In 2011 -- Of all the numbers shared Monday by fan-centric fundraising site Kickstarter, one stands out: $99,344,382. That's the dollar amount pledged to projects through the Kickstarter platform i ...

  34. In Panels And Lightning-Quick Collaborations, Rethink Music Conference Explores The Future

    April 26, 2011 12:09 PM EDT (Left to right) Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash, and Neil Gaiman at Mad Oak Studios, in Allston, Mass. Monday, preparing to write and record eight songs in eight hours (which ended up being six songs in 12 hours). (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) ...

  35. Should All Music Go Real Time? Bring It On, Says Jack Isquith

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith, which originally appeared on his Digital Music Insider blog and is reposted with his permission. Isquith is a digital music industry veteran who has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and ...

  36. Amanda Palmer Sells $15K Worth Of Music, Merch In Three Min

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Musician Amanda Palmer has helped give Bandcamp its coming out party. In one of the better DIY success stories, Palmer sold $15,000 of music and merch from her Bandcamp page in just three minutes on Tuesday. Within a day, according to a post at Ba ...

  37. @ MIDEM: Artists Center Stage At MidemNet

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music conference MidemNet has kicked off in Cannes, with the artists taking center stage at the Debussy auditorium. The hall was busy this morning (Jan. 23) for the opening session of MidemNet, the curtain raiser to the main MIDEM conferen ...

  38. Lessons Learned From Twitter Windfalls

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Amanda Palmer , a solo artist and member of the Dresden Dolls with releases on Roadrunner Records, has achieved Internet notoriety for using Twitter to gross $19,000 in 19 hours over three separate events. The first was a T-shirt created during a ...