Note: This entry has been restored from old archives.
Check out the new Radiohead album. They’re self-distrbuting and seemingly not involving a big label. The deal is pretty sweet too, the “discbox” contains a nice swag of stuff (but I’m not into things so I’m less likely to go for that) and the “download” comes with a checkout page where you choose the price.
It’ll be interesting to see how this experiment goes.
The “music industry” might have more to worry about than filesharing. In a couple of decades they might not have any new music to sell.