Amanda Palmer to Morrissey: 'Use a Kickstarter fund for your new album'
Dresden Dolls rocker Amanda Palmer has written an open letter to Morrissey telling him that just because he's having trouble finding a record label doesn't mean releasing new music is out.
She posted the message to Salon and explained that after reading about how he has been struggling to find a new industry home, she thought it might be worthwhile setting up a Kickstarter account to fund his new album:
"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."
Trying to convince The Smiths' frontman, Palmer continued: "You'd also be the first artist of your fame and caliber to undertake a project of this kind with your fanbase, which would make it historic."
While her ideas come across as hopeful, her closing statement isn't as optimistic and she adds: "Since I know you almost definitely won't do this and that you may well think I'm a bothersome a**hole for writing you this open letter, I'd just like to say this. You may be the end of a family line, but you have spawned a lot of singing, songwriting children, whether you like it or not, and I proudly count myself as one of them."
Watch Palmer talk about 'the art of asking' here:
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