A second try, as my first try vaporized.
Pixieguts is an Australian vocalist who does vocals for electronic artists throughout the world.
http://www.last.fm/music/pixieguts. She’s wracked up 19,000 plays from 4,000 listeners.
She has a weblog, http://pixie-guts.blogspot.com. She releases at jamendo. She has a podcast.
She’s organized a Ning called Pixies Palace which is a more or less a member/performer network of shared interests.
http://pixiespalace.ning.com/, with 160 members.
Marie, or Pixieguts, collaborates often, networks a great deal, and pushes forward a free download culture with aplomb. She’s not doing it with lots of money (I believe she types legal documents for a day job), nor immense connections in the industry (she’s in a part of Australia away from the center of things) nor the need to utilize the tawdry, the trendy or the self-aggrandizing. She just sings on music, and listens to music, and gets people together who do.
There’s lots of room for pixieguts in this world–and a lot of what she and her best collaborators (such as Northcape and Adrian Carter) do takes place not only on netlabels, but at last.fm.