Hey, guys, which came first?
Prefix’s post this morning on how Amanda Palmer doesn’t pay her backup musicians , including the brilliant snark at her cheapness:
Palmer sought to crowdsource each city she stopped in to get the instruments she wanted for her live set. One can see how this would cut costs; not only is the tour bus less crowded, but lodging is easier the fewer people you’re traveling with. Oh, and not paying the musicians for their sets helps, too.
Gawker’s post this morning on how Prefix doesn’t pay their writers decently, including the brilliant snark at their cheapness:
Anyone lucky enough to get hired will be expected to write at least three 200-plus-word posts a day, for which they will be compensated $2 per post. Think of it, recent J-school grads: All you’d need to do is write 10,000 words a week and you’re looking at a cool $100.
Really not sure which one was posted first, if one is a reaction to the other.Could be that the Gawker writer is a Dresden Dolls fan annoyed by the Prefix piece and who wants readers to know that Prefix are supercheap to their talent too, or if the Prefix writer is responded to the Gawker attack by pointing out other people are supercheap to their talent, too. Could be just a pretty awkward coincidence for Prefix, but either way it’s a pretty depressing morning for folks hoping to make a living with their creative work.