An anonymous reader writes: Recently I've been asked to join — and hopefully influence — a project wherein we develop a new digital distribution strategy for a certain very large record label (and their various sub-labels, etc.) We have an opportunity, at least at the start of the project, to propose fairly radical ideas and approaches to help this particular segment of the music industry make a leap beyond their competitors in the field. The question I'd like to propose to slashdotters is; ww/.d? Or, rather, if you ladies and gents had the opportunity to build this new model, what would it look like, and how would it work? I'd love to hear slashdotter's ideas, especially if the range from 'blue sky' concepts to highly pragmatic.
A couple of things to consider:
1. Platform independance (web based or...)?
2. Asymmetry in user experience? (Users often are the ones populating wiki entires and music-recommendation services — should we address that with these models?)
3. Current points of frustration for music fans?
4. ...and are we talking 'real' fans? Casual listeners?
5. What about radio/streaming technologies?