i bought radiohead's new album this week and got it delivered as a 40-something megabyte zip file full of DRM-free mp3's. and now madonna, nine inch nails, oasis, jamiroquai and others are following the trend. this has to have the industry in a state of panic. if they aren't then, they should be. i'm sure that they still feel like they have a stranglehold on a lot of typical distribution control (radio+mtv), but imagine if social networks start flipping that on it's head. there's been rumors of a big new set of features for music on facebook. just imagine if/when radio becomes less relevant towards artist discovery, and it's based on recommendations from social networks. that time is almost here and it's going to get very interesting.