A while back I pondered RSS feeds replacing Compact Discs as the primary way to receive music from your favorite artists.
As I mentioned in that post:
“With a podcast, musicians can release whatever they’d like, whenever they’d like; demo tracks, rough tracks, experiments, final edits, interviews, conversations about the song writing process, anything their fans would enjoy. All of it delivered automatically to their biggest fans.”
So, yes, I’m excited to see Jonathan Coulton – one of my favorite artists – experiment with a Thing-a-Week Subscription. Every week I get a new song from Jonathan Coulton and he gets a $1 from me (minus Paypal transaction fees, plus lots of word-of-mouth publicity).
I hope to see more more experiments with this model.