I don’t understand how the music industry is going to evolve, but I sure love artists that are attempting experiments and not just sitting back and letting the RIAA lob bombs at everyone.
Kudos to Prince for his own music store, I loved his original body of work and am going to have to give him a try again.
And kudos to Jay-Z I think — the Jay-Z construction set is totally cool, allows users to build their own mixes. I’m not sure if Jay-Z actually sanctions this work, maybe he hates it. But letting users interact more deeply with the music seems like a great way to add value to music and thereby encourage people to buy it.