Can I ask a question? When someone hear posts a link to a special mix that's he/she has created and made available, is it a) a download or b) a stream and also...ummm...not sure how to ask this....do I assume no one cares about this from a royalty standpoint. God knows I've made lots of special mixes for friends and co-workers on CD-Rs as a way to introduce them to music, but those are one-to-one. With all the artists on this forum, I would think that if any of you objected to one of these folks making these special mixes and then posting a link to the download/stream, you would object, rather strenuously, too.
I don't mean to stir the pot...and I'm certainly not opposed to anyone doing this. It's just that I know the whole idea of "stealing music" has come up here over the last few years and, IIRC, some of you have strong opinions about it. Is it because here on the Forum we are a "community" so any sharing is amongst ourselves and is acceptable?
Anyway, hopefully none of you are p.o'd at me for bringing it up. I'm really just asking out of naivete (sp?). Plus, if it's an acceptable practice, I may try my hand at it, as the people I've done special mix CD-Rs for have complimented me on the track selection and sequencing. I just have to find out how to put it up on a server (and find the space to do so).