george micheal, as one of the first musicans in the american mainstream, anounced that he would abandon the music industry because he feels that he needs no more money and can't take the greed involved in the music industry. further he said that any more albums he might produce will be available for free on the web.
i don't really like his music but still it's great that there are people who think this way in the industry. in germany more and more people, especially in the hip hop direction, have similar tendencies, too. some bands even started to include a blank cd with their albums or labled their album with something like : "copy our music".