One of my favorite singers, Jill Sobule, is working on an album. However, this time, she is doing it the grass-roots way--making a fan-produced album. That is--the fans support her efforts by donating money, (even just as little as $10). Her goal is to raise $75,000 to produce a professional CD to be distributed.
I've contributed to this (of course I have to support one of my most favorite singers)! If you have no idea who she is, she is the singer of "I Kissed a Girl Fame", and is on the soundtracks for Clueless ("Supermodel"), Harriet the Spy ("The Secretive Life"). I could go on and on.
I encourage you to donate to this project. It will be well worth it.