Money for something
Tired of loading up your gear and traveling far distances to play for nobody? There's now a proper conduit for artists who want to play—and get paid. Concert Window is a relatively new site that works like this: Viewers browse artists' shows (with the ability to sample a few minutes for free) and then pay to watch an online gig. Musicians looking to participate just need a relatively fast Internet connection, a webcam and a mic. Dress up or down, pick a location to record from and play. Then, upload the show to Concert Window's server and get paid 70 percent of any profit made. Easy enough. www.concertwindow.com.