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Palmer to work with Cooking Vinyl on kickstarted album release

By | Published on Thursday 21 June 2012

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer has announced that London-based Cooking Vinyl will handle the distribution and marketing across Europe, including in the UK, of her new album ‘Theatre Is Evil’, the record funded by the singer’s landmark million dollar fan-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

Palmer, of course, is a leading advocate of the DIY approach to releasing music in the digital age, keen to keep control of projects and copyrights for her and her core management team. That team will lead on the new album campaign globally, and will perform most label functions directly in the US, but, says Palmer, Cooking Vinyl will be her “boots on the ground” in European territories.

Confirming the deal, Palmer told CMU: “My team looked at tons of options and the folks at Cooking Vinyl seemed like the best allies. I’m trying really, really hard to find the perfect, organic partnerships now that I’m free from Roadrunner – assembling people who really understand the importance of taking the big picture, the future, the fans’ experience and the art itself into account, instead of ‘moving units’ with blinders on”.

Meanwhile Cooking Vinyl top man Martin Goldschmidt added: “I am proud to welcome Amanda to Cooking Vinyl, as well as being a fantastic artist she is very forward thinking in approach to the business. Our relationship is not a traditional record deal and reflects her ethics. [And] she joins The Cult to become our second refugee from Roadrunner Records!”