The self-promoting, fan-financed, go-it-alone star
How Louis C.K., Matt Nathanson, Amanda Palmer, and other artists are seizing control and rocking the entertainment world
Time was, performers did their thing and let others worry about business. Now a new wave of artist-entrepreneurs — comic Louis C.K. and rocker Amanda Palmer among them — are taking full control. But by connecting directly with their fans, they’re also inheriting a whole bunch of headaches.