I just watched the William Shatner show Raw Nerve with Weird Al Yankovic.During the very interesting show Al talked about his new album that will be released a song at a time until all are available as an album, in about a year. The reason I am writing about this is the comments made about the record label deal for this album. While no amount was mentioned, he made it clear that his share was too small considering the minimal overhead in delivering a digital copy.
Al, if you read this then drop that label and move forward on your own. Take a look how Jonathan Coulton is marketing his works. He too is a niche artist. You do not have to giveup control and income to have a