“The label didn’t understand why they should pay for the band to maintain a website year-round. They thought it was something that only needed to be ‘up’ when we had a new record to promote, and wouldn’t pay to keep the site active the rest of the time. I was baffled.

I don’t think you guys get it. Our website is like . . . a Real Place. It needs to exist all the time. You don’t shut it down and then come back later.”

The Art of Asking

Amanda Palmer talking about the music label for her band, The Dresden Dolls. This was early 2000s. Emphasis original.