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Last year, Amanda Palmer made huge waves by sending out a call asking local musicians to volunteer to accompany her and her band while they were on tour. It didn’t take long for the, uh, stuff to hit the fan as musicians – even in towns not on the tour – voiced their outrage at the very idea of someone asking them to perform for free.
Ultimately, Palmer decided to pay her local accompanists a modest sum and the critics moved on to something else outrageous a few days later, but the larger question remains: Is it ever, regardless of your industry, okay to work for free? (more…)