The most ridiculous response is the complaint that a musician who spends time developing their fan base is wasting time that could be better spend on creative activities. The point of the Amanda Palmer post is that if you are properly organized, it does not take a lot of time or effort to keep in contact with your fans, particularly when using new instant communication tools like Twitter.
Technology changes. Music is no longer distributed as sheets of paper or by stamping it on 5, 7 or 12 inch pieces of plastic. The business model must change with the times.
The moving finger [of technology change] writes; and having writ,HT to Roger for the Berklee post.
Moves on: nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.
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