Stories by Eric Hellweg

New Wave Music

Madonna. Public Enemy. Ginger MacKenzie? At first glance, you might think one of these names just doesn't belong. Look closer, however, and you'll see that a common trait unites them: Each has released songs--or in the case of rap superstars Public Enemy, an entire album--online. And though just a few short months ago the Austin, Texas, native Ginger MacKenzie was selling sodas and beer on a golf course during daylight hours and crooning away at night in the city's many clubs, these days she supports herself wholly on CD sales, thanks almost exclusively to the Internet.