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Monetizing a music blog

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Dm3ye, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Dm3ye

    Dm3ye Newbie

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    So my friends have a blog where they posted new music releases, good tracks and such. They mainly got traffic from facebook - specifically from two fan pages, one with 15k followers and the other with 6k. They had adsense up but google banned them with no explanation (probably because they weren't the owners of the downloadable content, but can that affect it?). They also had a lot of downloads.
    My questions are:

    How should they monetize it - should they use Cpa to lock content on the website or a link, PPD or other?
    Is it possible to get sued for uploading unowned content to paying websites?
    What are the odds to get banned from networks for monetizing unowned content?
    Do you have any other ideas?

    Share your experiances.
    (sorry if thread is in wrong session)
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    The chances of a CPA network banning you for that are fairly low. You might have issues with the usual suspects: record label, artists, etc.

    Musicians Friend used to have an affiliate program for musicians, instruments, etc. Donno if you're targetting musicians themselves.

    Else, Amazon.com sells records and music via their affiliate network, but you might face problems with Amazon if your content is unauthorized.
     
  3. Dm3ye

    Dm3ye Newbie

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    Mmm, no. Musicians themselves are not targeted. The blog is slightly a mess, it targets a lot of stuff. ;)
    (repeating that the blog is not mine)
    They told me they had about 20k downloads of the songs they offered for free and didn't get in trouble, except for the previously mentioned adsense ban. I also know a few other blogs monetizing their unowned content. I guess my fear is not to get them in a mess for giving out personal information to networks.
    Thanks for the reply.