Before Netflix killed Blockbuster (and soon cable?) and prior to Kindle’s battle with book publishers, the music industry was the first to experience the changes that online distribution channels could bring to media.
While record labels have spent the last 15 post-Napster years learning to play nice with online music platforms, independent recording artists have been taking advantage of the shift to digital.
Nowhere is this more apparent than on Kickstarter, where a few thousand dollars in funding can help a musician both record and distribute an album. I share five such artists each week in my Kickstarted Tunes playlist.