Slash’s new album

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Slash’s new album, originally uploaded by ajlloyd.

Interesting image from Andy Lloyd’s flickr stream as music artists sell direct to the customer, fans feel a greater (more valued) connection with the artist.

In the words of Andy:

I like the way it sounds like I’m giving the payment directly to Slash and not to the big corporate music industry who’ll give the artist a small slice of the pie.

Or in MBA-speak: there is inherent consumer perceived value in record label disintermediation.