I'd been anxiously awaiting this TED talk, hoping that I would be able to write an insightful post that would get at the heart of the issues Amanda Palmer would undoubtedly raise. Instead, I cannot add much other than affirmation. Just watch. . .
and remember one thing. In answer to the question: "How do you make all these people pay for music?"
. . .the real answer is: 'I didn't make them; I asked them. And through the very act of asking people, I connected with them. And when you connect with them, people want to help you.
Art is a successful endeavour when it truly connects with an audience. That connection is not an easy feat, but with that connection comes success.