CC Mixter has changed hands and is now in private ownership. It's a supercool development that reflects AIUI a profound vision of the future of record companies and recording artists:
Social sites generating music are the next generation of both bands and labels.
Have a local gathering of members making live music? It's the same as the band doing a live show. Have more than one of these? The band is on tour. Etc. From this vantage point, 8Bit Peoples is both a label and a band, for example.
(Note that this is my own observation and not based on inside information!)