I think what AJ is doing is great. From what I understand, he's only charging $100 a spot. That $100 is getting these bands featured, sometimes as AP.net Exclusives, on the main page and getting them what is very likely more views in one day than they'd get by themselves in multiple weeks. I know that, personally, I would not have listened if the title had just said "New Breathing Blue Track". However; I listened because I saw AJ's name, enjoyed it, and will keep an eye out for more future material from them.
Tl;dr = mission accomplished.
Well said, really appreciate it! -Rob, Breathing Blue