Amanda Palmer responds to free musician request controversy

Tom Pakinkis

Amanda Palmer has responded to criticism over her request for “professional-ish” musicians to join her on tour and play for free.

The singer, famed for raising over a million dollars via crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter asked “professional-ish” horns and strings musicians to join her ontage for her tour, offering to pay them with beer, hugs and high-fives.

The request sparked controversy with some directing criticism, including Nirvana and Pixies producer Steve Albini who suggested that Palmer doesn’t know ‘how to conduct ...

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