Some very good points today from about how artists and fans both benefit from new distribution models:

“The pay-what-you-want model works better for fans and artists alike. Just about the only player it doesn’t work for is record labels. But they’ve been working against the interests of artists and fans for so long now, they can hardly expect any sympathy. Their business model will be supplanted by one that not only cuts out the middle-man but delivers a better and more fairly priced product as well.”