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Adam, while I do not discount the idea of large patronage organizations, I think you are jumping onto this bandwagon a bit prematurely and it may not be the best road for us to go down. For one, anarchic distribution for the first time also means that popular artists are not hand-picked - there's no bottleneck to get through. That is a very important thing we should try to preserve. There are many different ways that artists could get paid without the sort of centralization that you invoke. At one time, the idea of online micropayments was popular. Although it has lost steam, it might still happen (especially if the Internet becomes much more closed than it currently is). That's not a great idea for right now. However, you don't mention the money that artists make from concerts and from selling merchandise. You also don't consider the money a band could make from selling membership to their fan club. Fan club members could be privy to the first round of concert tickets, be the first to receive an mp3, get specialized merchandise sent to them, etc. Music is about identity. Think of all the high school kids with bumper stickers, buttons, and t-shirts. Check out Dave Kusek for more ideas. -- KateVershov - 05 Dec 2008 \ No newline at end of file

I disagree that "grassroots artists ... will need some big, organized money" to sell t-shirts, buttons, etc. Buttons are dirt-cheap, and t-shirts don't cost that much time or money -- even before sites like She can, in fact, make a t-shirt (or all sorts of other swag) instantly on a computer, and ship it across the country through the Web. -- DanielHarris - 08 Dec 2008

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