I've been a fan of Peter Gabriel for a while. I like his eclectic, DIY approach to music and culture. He's also someone who's been successful creating his own business models. Here's a link to an interesting BusinessWeek article: BusinessWeek April 19.
Here's a YouTube video of his cover of Flume, by Bon Iver. The Scratch My Back album is stripped down with a few really cool versions of songs by Radiohead, Lou Reed and Arcade Fire, among others. Get it.