Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk, “The Art of Asking” (VIDEO)

If you haven’t seen Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk, “The Art of Asking”, watch it now (below). If you have seen it, you should probably watch it again.

Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

Alt-rock icon Amanda Fucking Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans.

Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk, “The Art of Asking”

Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk, “The Art of Asking” (TED.com)