The big picture

Music Aficionado is a site created by and for people who love music. So it's important to us that the rights and interests of everybody involved in the music ecosystem are protected, from the people who create the music to those who enjoy it. The documents at the bottom of this page give all the legal detail in glorious legalese. Here's the big picture in simple English:

What we expect from you

If you are a registered member of Music Aficionado, we allow you to post comments and recommendations and suggest links to interesting music-related content from around the web. There's no way that we can police every single piece of content our members suggest. So we rely on you and the rest of the community to behave appropriately and to notify us if you see anything amiss.

In particular, we expect you to be respectful of others' rights and feelings. Don't post porn or spam. Don't suggest a link or an image that violates the copyrights or privacy of another person. And please don't be a jerk to another member, artist, or any other sentient being. Remember what seems like a work of musical genius to you may seem like noise to another member... and vice-versa.

If you ever see anything on our site that is offensive, inappropriate or simply incorrect, please notify us immediately. You'll be doing us and the rest of the music community a favor. Use the "report issue" menu to send us a message from within the site or simply send us an email at We'll do our best to correct the error or remove the offending material (and/or member) if appropriate.

What you can expect from us

If you're a musician, writer, photographer or other copyright holder who sees your own material used on our site in an inappropriate fashion, please email us at before calling your lawyer. We promise to bend over backwards to make you happy and whole. We want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

We want you to know that we respect your privacy and the sanctity of your email inbox. If you don't want to receive any emails from us, you can unsubscribe at any time. We won't sell or distribute your email address or other personal information without your permission. And we'll do our best to protect the security of your account.

How we make money

Finally, we admit that we're building this site not just because we love music but also because we want to run a successful business. We (hope to) make money in a number of different ways: 1) by creating stories and other kinds of content sponsored by brands who want to speak to music aficionados; 2) by displaying advertising banners directly paid for by our sponsors, and 3) by earning an "affiliate" commission on the sale of products we link to from our site. For example, we have an affiliate relationship with Guitar Center Inc., the iTunes Affiliate Program, the Apple Music Affiliate Program and the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. We (hope to) earn a commission when you click on and/or buy products sold by those companies. We'll display the name of the company that's sponsored a given story or product when appropriate. And we will try to only work with companies we believe are a good match with our members' interests. But of course, we can't guarantee the quality of those companies or products. So caveat emptor.

Questions? Complaints? Suggestions?

If you ever have any issues, questions, complaints or brilliant suggestions, just email us, anytime: And we'll try to make things better.

The fine print...

Terms of Service

Copyright Policy

Privacy Policy

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