2012 Winners and Losers in music so far: Madonna, Adele, Lana Del Rey
How are Chris Brown, Jack White, Black Sabbath, Carly Rae Jepsen and Bieber faring?
Winner: Amanda Palmer
The last time Amanda Palmer was on a label, it was demanded that she sign a contract for a 360 deal or have nothing at all. She's been independent since then and made good on her freedoms: This year, the former Dresden Doll raised about $1.2 million for her new album and art book through Kickstarter. "Theatre Is Evil" is out in September, thanks to more than 24,000 supporters.