But the problem is that while those models work for some they don't work for all projects all of the time.
Getting a kickstarter campaign for every gig a band does will damage the reputation of a band over time. Wouldn't the risk be that you over saturate the market?
But yes I'm with you on helping creatives and rewarding them more fairly. I agree with Levine's point though that Google's view of the world is not one that will be liked by anyone, the current model though could definitely use a shakeup and change.
It does seem to be a fight between the old guard and the new competitors and currently neither wants those who are creative to be involved directly as god forbid it might mean they have to pay a fairer wage to them.