So there's a lot of debate around how the music industry can adapt to deal with the realities that the internet has brought - with people illegally downloading their albums and so on. So artists are touring more, and people can buy their music online with tools like iTunes. By single song if they like, which is reminiscent of the days you could buy single ciggies from the dairy. Okay, so that's before my time but that's what I hear!
There are few artists who I think are really 'getting' that they need to adapt. Who aren't afraid to try new things to connect with their fans, get their music out there and make money at the same time. Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Dolls is one of those few. She's not afraid to get a little DIY on it.
I thought this article about her methods was really interesting: