Amanda Palmer To Pay Crowd-Sourced Musicians

Amanda Palmer (AP)
Amanda Palmer (AP)

After a week of harsh criticism and heated debate, Boston indie rocker Amanda Palmer will start paying the musicians she crowd-sourced for her current world tour.

In a blog post Wednesday, Palmer said her management team "tweaked financials"
and said even though horn and string players have "volunteered their time for beer, hugs, merch, free tickets, and love: we’ll now also hand them cash."

Palmer and her band the Grand Theft Orchestra will perform in Boston in November.

Their tour and new album are being paid for with the $1.2 million Palmer raised on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

This program aired on September 20, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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