Check this out via DailyKos:
Jazz composer Maria Schneider took home a Grammy on Sunday for her album "Concert in the Garden," without selling a single copy in a record store.
Schneider, 44, financed her Grammy-winning album through a Internet-based music delivery service called ArtistShare that opens the financing of production to dedicated fans.
No more middlemen! Grammy award with no record lable. No record stores. If you're in the middleman buisness get out now. Your days are numbered.