Friday, 26 June 2009

Indie musicians making money in the new economy

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer via

When people talk about the power of the internet to empower musicians, they usually cite bands with existing powerful fan bases, generally garnered during the band's major labels days.

It's nice to see that indie acts can get in on the money making band wagon that the internet and social media can afford. One such act is Amanda Palmer, from The Dresden Dolls, who has written a blog post about how she managed to make $19,000 in 10 hours using Twitter.

It's compiled on another blog site from various Palmer-written entries, and makes for a good read.

It just shows how an act with a fan base of less than the Radioheads and Nine Inch Nails of this world can still eek out a living doing what they love, outside the confines of major labels.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm intrigued. I need to listen to Amanda Palmer and see who this person is.