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Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by john.morrison, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. john.morrison

    john.morrison BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if it's legal and/or what are ways to get around it, if it's not.

    I am thinking of starting a Music website, where the visitors will be able to only listen to music, but not download them.

    I will monetize the website with ads, but primarily the user will be able to listen the songs only. (e.g. Pandora).

    What I am thinking of doing is purchase the albums, and play them using a flash player.

    Any tips/advice?
     
  2. minustheartist

    minustheartist Registered Member

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    Hi John, I wouldn't advise this. PRS will be all over you like a beast.

    There are way too many sites that do this already.
     
  3. dizz

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    you have to have the bands of their management sign off.
     
  4. minustheartist

    minustheartist Registered Member

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    If your lucky, no chance without doing this the illegal way.

    Music is too easy to get hold of now anyway. You need a new idea.
     
  5. ArthurDent42

    ArthurDent42 Newbie

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    Not legal. A way to get around it might be to find places that are providing legal music (clips on amazon, mp3.com and so on) and build a gateway to those pages. If you can scrape and index multiple sources of free music you might provide some value added which would drive traffic.
     
  6. BenQs

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    Don't host on your own site, you could get in serious trouble. There was a case here recently where some kid's parents were sued for like $500k because the kid was hosting music files.
     
  7. minustheartist

    minustheartist Registered Member

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    Yeah that is a very bad idea! Or a more logical approach, steer clear from downloading music.

    We run a successful music website that is totally legit - it can be done!
     
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    You could do that, but its hard to do legally because you have pay royalty fees every time the songs are being played. Pandora pays like 10 cents every time the songs are being played.
     
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    I know the best website for it that go as follow

    http://kimagori.com/music/
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  10. cagefighter

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    check out this script x10media.com