Like thousands of others, I've just paid a few pounds to download the new Radiohead album directly from the band at their In Rainbows site. Essentially they leave it up to you, the listener/fan to set the price for the music. Some people will opt to pay £2, some £5, some £10 perhaps. But the point is that it ALL goes to the band themselves. No record label, no PR agencies, no shops with pile carpets, no poster campaigns to fund, just music direct to the fans and with almost no overheads.
Isn't that the way bands SHOULD distribute their music in this Internet age?