Music Bloggers Beware

by Mohit Arora on November 7, 2008

As I was doing my blog rounds today, I came across a post on DJ Lissa Monét‘s blog, talking about a recent situation involving popular music blog, Palms Out Sounds.

As it turns out, Google‘s blog service,, has recently begun a campaign against all music blogs hosted on their servers posting new music.

Even if you’re not hosting the file yourself but just posting a link to a file hosted elsewhere, you can be effected:

Google, the IFPI & the RIAA have begun a campaign against all the music blogs hosted on – especially high profile blogs, like Palms Out.

This first started a couple of months ago, but only hit Palms Out about a month ago.

Without warning, Google removed three old posts from the blog, and offered no explanation. They then followed by removing Remix Sunday 131, and 132- and offered a brief explanation. Keep in mind, there is no actual copyrighted content uploaded by Palms Out that is hosted on any of Google’s servers, only hyperlinks. 

For more read the full post over at Palms Out Sounds.

While you’re at it, if you’re hungry for some new music, I suggest checking out The Difference mixtape by DJ Lissa Monét & The Legends League.


Simon November 7, 2008 at 6:30 PM

WTF?? How can they just delete your posts if you don’t even host the music yourself?

YSL November 7, 2008 at 6:56 PM

thanks for bringing this to light.

Mirth Nadir November 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM

Good post and update. We have to watch this closely. Keep that info coming.

xplosive November 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM

I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. This will probably get very ugly because of various copyright and intellectual property issues on both sides.

Ms. Jones November 17, 2008 at 8:44 AM

I didn’t know that they could remove posts without any warning and/or reasoning?! Definitely going to check out that mixtape!

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