Michael Masnick recently gave this State Of The Music Industry talk at NARM’s 2009 conference. It is a great overview to creating, presenting, and marketing music in new ways that are relevant now. After boiling this down to just a few elements, he presents examples of artists, very well known to virtually unknown, who have implemented these ideas with great success. The talk is 31 minutes long. Highly, highly worth it. The 31 minutes literally fly by.