Amanda Palmer Wants to Kickstart Morrissey

05/01/2013
.
(Radio.com) Amanda Palmer, who achieved notoriety by raising more than $1.1 million from almost 25,000 fans on Kickstarter to finance her most recent solo album, Theatre is Evil, wants to help Morrissey do the same for his own music.

In an open letter published by Salon, Palmer lays out a convincing case for the former Smith frontman to appeal directly to his large and devoted fan base in order to release what would be his tenth solo album, the first since 2009's Years of Refusal.

"You have some of the most fanatical fans in the world; caring and devoted people from countries far and wide who would be really, really happy to support you at levels far beyond $5 just to have the songs in their ears," Palmer explained.

"Given your record sales and history, let's make a very conservative guess that 500,000 people back you (i.e., pre-order a digital album) at $5 each. That's a total of $2.5 million."

Palmer goes on to break down the numbers, coming up with a ballpark figure of $2 million that Morrissey would have to work with after paying management and other costs. more.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Morrissey CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Morrissey T-shirts and Posters

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


...end


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.