I’m about to break one of the cardinal sins of blogging: I’m going to tell you why I haven’t updated recently.
I know I’m notorious for my gaps in posting, but that was usually due to time management issues, or writer’s block, or laziness. This time it was for a different reason.
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, Blogger.com, 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 blogger.com – 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.