The future of music entails musicians taking advantage of the Internet, not being fearful of it. Zappa Plays Zappa is on tour this fall and has announced some very cool ideas.
Hand-picked intimate venues
Every attendee will be able to get a free MP3 concert download within a week of performance;
Hagstrom guitar giveaway at every show
Submit your song requests for each show
Their goal here seems to be to attract their 400-500 most rapid fans in each metropolitan area, (probably) charge them a lot, but treat them well otherwise.