Some artists are going to new and interesting lengths to promote their releases and give their fans something value-added. Take Kathleen Edwards for example:
Kathleen Edwards, an Ottawa singer-songwriter on the Maple Music label, is hoping that a nice package and some extra features might appeal to fans: She is auctioning off a 160-gigabyte iPod on eBay filled with every piece of music she has ever recorded.-- GlobeAndMail.com, "Sometimes A Song Is So Much More Than A Song".
For Edwards' fans this is a pretty cool deal -- well for one lucky fan with the money to spend. Does it do anything to promote Edwards' CD, encourage new fans, or to put it directly, put more money in the artist's pocket? I can't see that it will.