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Amanda Palmer performs with The Danger Ensemble in Pittsburgh. (Matthew Matheny/Flickr)
Amanda Palmer performs with The Danger Ensemble in Pittsburgh. (Matthew Matheny/Flickr)

Boston's-own singer/songwriter/actor Amanda Palmer made an album in one night in an Allston recording studio this week with three of her friends: Ben Folds, Damian Kulash (frontman of Ok Go) and science fiction author Neil Gaiman (her husband).

The point? To show that artists can make and market music much faster and cheaper than they might realize.

And that's a good thing, because thanks to the Internet, it's harder than ever to make a living in music.

Today's talker: rethinking the music business for artists and entrepreneurs.

Guests:

  • Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls
  • Shinbo Won, vice president for business development, Fanatic.fm
  • Maxwell Wessel, founder and CEO, Nuevo Stage; student, Harvard Business School
  • Eliot Hunt, president, BigLifeLabs

This segment aired on April 28, 2011.

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