The Null Device
Read: Singer-songwriter Janis Ian has a very lucid article on why the recording industry's standard practices are orders of magnitude more damaging to artists than file sharing.
Everybody's getting CDs out these days; even the guy who plays drums on plastic buckets in the Melbourne CBD. Known to friends as Victor Lancaster, the high-precision bucket man now has a CD, titled Mr. Mention, of him playing buckets on the streets and in venues. It's not bad either; it has a number of remixes or tracks built up over his beats, ranging from hip-hop instrumentals to experimental glitch electronica to funky grooves using elements such as car horns and meowing cats in creative ways. It's available now from Victor himself, whom you'll find on the streets of Melbourne, and he only has a few left so you'd better hurry.