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Money, Transparency & Art: Amanda Palmer and Crowdsourced Fury

Amanda Palmer has had a busy week.

The Boston musician and Lexington native released her new album, Theatre is Evil, on Tuesday. She kicked off a major supporting tour. And, she has continued to received tremendous criticism for inviting musicians to join her band on stage without pay. Critics feel guest musicians are being shafted by an artist that raised over $1 million on Kickstarter in May. But they’re missing the point, and we’re all learning the true expectation of Kickstarter donations: ownership.

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