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More On The : Ben Folds, Damian Kulash, Amanda Palmer Collaboration

Further to out post yesterday, more details have emerged about the Amanda Palmer Ben Folds collobarotaion.

On Monday April 25th, Ben Folds, Damian Kulash (from OK Go), Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), and fantasy author Neil Gaiman (Mr. Amanda Palmer) want to write and record eight songs in eight hours (from 4 pm to 12 am, Eastern time), based on ideas sent to them through Twitter.

This collaboration is part of the Rethink Music conference, which focus on the digital era and examines new way for artists to distribute music.

After their marathon collaboration, that will be streamed live on the conference’s website (http://www.rethink-music.com), the musicians want to take the stage to perform the songs in front of the conference participants the next day, and also want to release the songs 10 hours later through Bandcamp.com, the proceeds from the first week of downloads benefiting Berklee City Music, which provides free music education to underserved teens.

Damian Kulash said in a press release:
‘Can the album cycle actually be reduced to a single day? If the recording industry is supposed to be a means of connecting musicians to music listeners, well, then, here it is — spontaneous and circular. They send us ideas and a day later we have an album, a show, and some semblance of a documentary. And then the next day (we hope), a big public flameout and a battle over rights and the release of competing slanderous autobiographies.’
Amanda Palmer added:
Palmer: ‘I think the Rethink Music conference is going to be a groundbreaking event, and I’m hoping to engage in a dialogue about things that are very close to my heart, namely the importance of audiences and artists creating a new society of patronage and virtual busking’.

Let’s face it, this collaboration will prove one more time that record companies are useless in term of distribution and publicity.

The Rethink Music conference, ‘a solution-focused conference’ is happening in Boston April 25-27th at the Hynes convention center, and online registration costs $795 until April 24th

 

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