Amanda Palmer, who achieved notoriety by raising more than $1.1 million from almost 25,000 fans on Kickstarter to finance her most recent solo album, Theatre is Evil, wants to help Morrissey do the same for his own music.
In an open letter published by Salon, Palmer lays out a convincing case for the former Smith frontman to appeal directly to his large and devoted fan base in order to release what would be his tenth solo album, the first since 2009’s Years of Refusal.
“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,” Palmer explained.
“Given your record sales and history, let’s make a very conservative guess that 500,000 people back you (i.e., pre-order a digital album) at $5 each. That’s a total of $2.5 million.