Your favourite singers, bands, whoever, will have their own myspace.
When they've finished writing/recording a song, they go "Hey, listen to my new song, 99p for a download". They can do this as frequently or as infrequently as they choose.
The fans go OK. Click. listen. copy it to their ipods and into their playlists, or they go, no that's shit, try again.
money goes straight to the artist, songs go straight to the audience. Knowledge of the bands is spread through fangroups and friends on myspace. Fans create artwork, publish their playlists, etc. Other fans go, "hey, that's nice, I'll download that", etc.
All back-catalogues will be available for all time always. 99p a song.
No repackaged fan-exploiting "greatest hits" or "remastered" collections
Everyone's a winner.
Except the record companies, who don't exist anymore.
Also, on the band's myspace, they go:-
Hey, I'm playing a live concert in YourTown. Get tickets here...
And you go. Because it's cheaper than getting tickets from a
What do you think? Too radical?