Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A NOTE TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY


Though it's become obvious that some music publishers cannot read, I will remind those that can. I have never uploaded a single copyrighted recording, ever. With the exception of seven songs (of which I hold the original master tape), every song that's been mentioned on this blog was uploaded by someone else, on someone else's server. Because the music was posted by someone else (and, in many cases I don't own, or have even downloaded the songs I'm writing about), it would be reasonable to assume that, since I didn't upload the material, I can't take it down. I thought it obvious enough because I have mentioned, and linked to, the hosting blogs where the songs were found, and am now posting, above every group of links "NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW." So, music publishers, recording artists, record companies, and anyone else directly involved with any song linked to on this blog, if you think that the meager traffic that this blog receives is a threat to someone's livelihood, by all means let me know. All comments left on any post are read and followed up on within hours. I'm reasonable. I'm trying to increase the appreciation of music, not take the grilled cheese sandwich out of Mick Jagger's mouth.

14 comments:

patti said...

it's unconscionable that someone's roaming to make sure your posts aren't stealing... but i know that's some people have nothing better to do. Let the music appreciation continue, industry snipers be damned!

Anonymous said...

hi! I met you the other day while you were watering your plants in OB, I had the FL tag =) You blog is awesome! really cool stuff. My sister and I make music and I was wondering if maybe you would be interested in hearing some of it? we have a video up on youtube of little clips we put to our song and we also have more music on MP3s we could send to you. this is our youtube info for you to contact us .
http://www.youtube.com/user/LulaBelleFree#p/a/u/2/sS8LHsERVis

fanny franklin said...

I am soul singer Fanny Franklin (Orgone, Dennis Coffey and on!) and I just want to share music...so not really a comment! I didn't see an email? I just finished my solo record :GETWET:! funk and some soul!
peace

http://soundcloud.com/fannyfranklin/yes-you-do

http://soundcloud.com/fannyfranklin

Leopold Stotch said...

Yo T

Hit me up man, got a (hopefully fun request for you)

Leopold.Stotch23(at)gmail(dot)com

LS/Versions Galore

Tom G. said...

Check you email...

leopold Stotch said...

Hey TG

I sent you mail from both my gmail account and my real one and no response. Maybe they went into a Spam filter?

Morgan Young said...

Nice stuff.

Tom G. said...

Morgan,
Couldn't find an email at OTFS. I really dig your blog. Nice consistently good selections! Let me know if you mind me linking to you. Thanks, Tom.

Morgan Young said...

Mind? No, I love it. Thanks for the kind words, the links and this nice blog. We'll see you on the flip side. Or here.

Anonymous said...

Tom...I really need help getting in touch with DT Black and/or Juan Ruiz of the Xterminators. I know you know them. Please help me i'm desperate. I've been searching for years.

Thanks,
Mike

Tom G. said...

If you've got a message to relay I'll do that for you, but I'm not giving out anyone's personal info. If you're a collector looking for the "Occasional Lay" 45, I believe they're tapped out. Please note: I'm not doing this to hook up collectors.

petergunn said...

the links to listen to The Evasion are dead. Might re-upload
please

http://ladimensiondetrastos.blogspot.mx/2011/01/cathartic-reverb-special.html

Mark O'Sullivan said...

Where and how do you find the mp3 links. Blogs are my favourite way to discover music; if someone's gone to the trouble of uploading a few tracks and writing a little piece about them then chances are they'll be worthwhile in some way.

I use the blog aggregator digg and have fed in to it a hundred or so blogs. And hypem.com to search by artist, song title or genre tracks attached to blog posts and to find more blogs to add to the digg account.

Tom G. said...

Dude. Google "mp3 search sites". And make sure your anti-virus doohickey is up to date. There is no secret, but there is legwork involved.