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Although the music business is currently dominated by a handful of multi-national companies, there is a growing disillusionment with this state of affairs, both from the standpoint of music fans and musicians.  A short number of years ago, there was nothing that fans or musicians could do about it.  The Internet has changed that.  It has made it possible for artists to reach music fans directly, without going through a record company.  However, without the huge budgets of the multi-nationals, it's not an easy task.  Fortunately, in the spirit of sharing so common to the Internet community, many web sites have sprung up to share ideas on how Indie Musicians and Indie Record Labels can compete with the majors.  The following is a collection of links we've found both interesting and useful:

Micropayments as a Web Payment Model?

(These links and the information about micropayments will have its own page in the future.)

There has been much discussion over the years how,  in the future,  musicians and other artists may be payed for providing their creative works to audiences over the Internet.   The following are a number of articles that describe one possible method:  a scheme called micropayments and how it might (or might not) work.   I think a lot of musicians,  writers  and artists are hoping that BitPass and Scott McCloud are right about the potential and success of micropayments.   Read on...

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