New Label Models: Which Will Survive?

As CD sales and label profits tumble, a great deal of hope and excitement has been attached to a variety of new models:

Music Is Free
- But With Access Platforms(AppleMusic,Spotify,Tidal etc..) you can make money elsewhere

Name The Price
-asks the fans to pay whatever they want

D.I.Y.
-The artist is the label handling or hiring out distribution, marketing, etc.

Label As Partner
-Band delivers master and label does the rest sharing profits more equitably
-often 50/50 Ad Supported Labels
-The new RCRD LBL 360 Deals
-The band as brand.
Labels get a percentage of all revenue streams (albums, tours, merch, etc.) in exchange for longer term career investment

The New Old Label
- Keep costs down and hope to monetize across multiple revenue from downloads to ringtones to YouTube Which model has the greatest chance of success?

Its far to early to tell, but several of the models above will probably find traction in the months and years ahead alongside new ones not yet imagined.
Instead of a single business model controlling an artist's career, wouldn't it be better if release methods become situational depending on genre, where an artist is in their career cycle and their goals for the release?

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