First, Radiohead allows their fans to choose their own price for an album, causing an interesting to watch storm of PR. Then Nine Inch Nails dumps the recording industry in total, going away from the mainstream. Today? Madonna.
As a fan and a techie I've been watching this battle since Napster rocked the boat and iTunes changed the world. Even Amazon now has MP3 downloads - what a shock, we were right, digital downloads were here to stay. Seems everyone but the RIAA realized that.
I wonder how the landscape will change if/when more bands and major stars push for a change. Will the RIAA start suing Madonna as well as 85yo grandmothers for file sharing?