Music Without Labels

When singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke was released from her contract with MCA last year, she didn't fret--she went online. Her engaging new CD, Jonatha Brooke Live, is available for mail-order purchase exclusively at Brooke's website which also features audio clips of her work. On Feb. 5, when the electronica group Underworld offered a free, full-length MP3 file of a track from its forthcoming CD, its Web page received 400,000 hits in one day--an impressive showing for an only modestly famous musical act. And last year the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, who went through an acrimonious divorce from Warner...

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