|AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM
Dear valued readers, visitors and friends,
You will notice that within the last few months Shana's Den has been going through sort of a growth
This is due to many reasons, but prime among them is the plethora of new things being put out in the
media sharing sites.
I decided that I should probably make my intentions and positions known on this subject so there are
First of all, I don't make a dime off this website. I am also not affiliated in any way with the folks,
institutions or businesses mentioned here in. I do this out of love and probably a bit of narcissism. But
mostly out of love, especially for those folks and subjects that have become my passions. Yes, I am a
Regarding my use of AMVs etc.. Ok, here is the thing: They are out there and many of them are not
only very good, but also are the only examples of what they show known to exist, such as Heather's
concert in Las Vegas. That is priceless, and I am so happy and thankful for all those who provide such
That being said, I am very afraid that a lot of folks are using these sites to enjoy the music, videos and
content as they are, with no remuneration back to the original artists. This infuriates me. These artists
have put blood, sweat, treasure, tears, and years of their lives into their craft and work. Most of those
posted are independents and fringers. Folks who love what they do but certainly aren't becoming rich
off their efforts.
This is why I have become a one stop clearing-house of information on my favorite artists. They are
not paying me to do this, I am not sponsored by them, nor have I been asked to do this. I do it because
I love what they do. But also, on every page where I have content, I try as best I can to link to the
artist's pages, their production and distribution company's pages and anything else I can find to put
you, the viewer, in contact with how to pay the piper for the pleasure of your dance.
I really don't want to sound like a PBS pledge drive, but, if you truly appreciate what you see, not just
here, but anywhere in the world, on the net, on the radio, at a free concert.. buy their CD's, buy their
stuff.. Pay hard cash and take home a piece of them. That is how they make their living. That is how
they pay to travel to gigs, buy their groceries, make the next album, and put shoes on their kid's feet. It
isn't free folks. If you want them to make more.. buy what they have or it disappears. And when you
own a copy, it is yours forever.
Another thing. The artists are letting this stuff stay on these sites. Yes, it is good advertising, yes it
gets their name and work out there. But if you keep listening to them only on these sites and not buying
their stuff, eventually they may have to pull the plug and invoke their rights under copyright laws. I
know.. "grumble, grumble, the net should be free.." but momma wolf is only telling you the truth. And
I would much rather have nothing to put into this website and know these artists are getting paid, than
have an archive of stuff for an artist who is flipping burgers or working 9-5 in an office and no longer
Lastly. Don't rip this stuff off! Don't bootleg, make copies, play the music into microphones hooked up
to old cassette players.. Just don't! These artists have nice little CDs, DVDs and MP3s for you
kiddies to buy legally. It helps them, it helps you.. everybody's happy, and Johny Law has no need to
know who you are or to look through your cupboards.
Please folks, if they are worth listening to more than a few times, they are worth supporting.
Just my humble opinion,
PS: If you are someone who is in charge of an event or happening.. why not book your favorite
independent band or artist..it my be cheaper and easier than you think.. Just a thought.. ;)
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