"Illegal" downloading isn't going away. Fans love music, but don't always love paying for it. The solution to keep musicians clothed and fed is not through aggressive legislation (all that does is keep corporate execs fat). Emphonik offers a possible solution, where fans and artists win.
You buy an album, and spread the word. When people you've referred buy the album, they say who sent them. At the end of campaign, the person who refers the largest volume of sales gets a cut. The more an album sells, the bigger the top prize. Pretty sweet, huh?
In the case of my project, I'm offering the top referrer 10% of the gross album sales (3% for second place, 1% for third), with a maximum payout of $100,000. It sound like a lot of money, but that's really up to you now, isn't it?
Sorry, no physical copies are being made at this time; digital download only.