Hunter has a long history of offering free downloads of his live performances, and now he's selling DRM -free versions of his recent albums on his web site . Even better, he's got the pricing model just about right: Around 10 bucks for the album in MP3 or AAC format, and around 13 bucks for the album encoded in the lossless FLAC format.
Although I wish the MP3 version was a little cheaper, you've got to commend an artist for doing everything so right:
- Sell music online in DRM-free, unencrypted formats that work on all systems and portable players
- Don't charge full price for lossy compression schemes like MP3
- Offer music in lossless encoding formats (it is the future of online music)
(Some online music services also get it - take a peek at AllOfMP3.com and eMusic.com)