Amanda Palmer is putting out a new album, the first in four years. She's funding it via Kickstarter.
Some really remarkable things:
1) the minimum pledge is only one dollar for the whole album! That's gutsy.
2) In a couple of days she has already made half a million dollars!
Self-funding and crowd-funding via the Internet is an astoundingly "disruptive" phenomenon/technology. There are many awesome success stories.
She's doing the very, very smart thing which people are discovering is very powerful business-wise, and much easier over the Net: selling several different levels of pledges, so you can decide how much you want to pay her, depending on how big a fan you are. One dollar for the whole album is super-cheap. I am sure this already makes many so grateful that they throw in a few extra dollars. And the special-edition CD and vinyl versions are perfect for hardcore fans, and the prices are well chosen, I think.