How I stopped buying CDs and started loving music, a pretty down to earth weblog entry about Jeffrey Veen's experiences with downloading music. Here is the end:
Could it be possible that we may not need the labels? That maybe music fans and artists can find their own ways of connecting with each other? And maybe, instead of a few hundred millionaires, we might have thousands and thousands of musicians making a decent living? Could that be possible?
There are a lot of really interesting replies as well, if you're into that sort of thing.