Artist Talk: The art of asking
Don’t make people pay for music, says alt-rock singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate TED talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. She believes that we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans.