Former Roadrunner artist now her own boss Amanda Palmer has raised over $250,000 in one day using Kickstarter.com to fund the recording of her next album.
According to Amanda she would have only been allocated $200,000 to make a record had she stayed with Roadrunner, the label that folded into Warner Music last Friday.
As of today, 5,834 backers have pledged $300,085 for the Palmer recording sessions and the fund raising project still has 30 days to go.
As well as the album, Amanda will use the money to fund a book and her next tour.
“Since I am now without a giant label to front the galzillions of dollars that it always takes to manufacture a record this big, I’m coming to you to gather funds so that I have the capital to put it out with a huge fucking bang,” she said in her note to investors.
“I think Kickstarter and the other crowdfunding platforms like this are the best way to put out music right now – no label, no rules, no fuss, no muss, just us, the music and the art”.
The album will be produced as a limited edition double vinyl release. The CD will include an art booklet. The Art Book will feature over 30 artists and more than 70 pieces of art.