Brace yourself for plenty of new songs, videos, stories, whatever from Amanda Palmer. The former Dresden Dolls vocalist, who raised $1.2 million in 2012 using Kickstarter, has discovered a way to get paid handsomely each time she hits "publish" no matter what the content is. Using crowd-funding startup Patreon, Palmer has attracted 1,620 patrons and counting to contribute at least $1 per "thing" she creates, a level of investment that will so far earn her over $14,250 for every piece of content. The campaign was launched a day ago and is growing rapidly.
In a lengthy pitch on Patreon, which was co-created in 2013 by Pomplamoose's Jack Conte, Palmer says she wants "to do a LOT of things" -- a new studio album, videos, collections of songs in German and French, a project with her day, a podcast -- and that "they're gonna cost money." Rather than seek an "all-in" round of funding on Kickstarter, she sought ongoing support so that she can focus on spontaneous art-making rather than deadlines. "Kickstarter was like a serious date, this is like… going steady," she writes.