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MFC Webmaster F.A.Q.
Q. Does Music Fan Clubs place any advertisements on my site after I bring it onto the MFC server?
A. Yes. Music Fan Clubs will place ads on your site. We will give you the code and you will have the choice of where to place the advertising on each page so it works well with your overall design.
Q. Can I keep or place ads on my site after I bring it onto the MFC server?
A. You may keep or place new ads on your site with the following restrictions:
Q. Is this a long-term program? Or does it rely on visitor support?
A. Both! Music Fan Clubs is dedicated to this program and we intend (and have the monetary backing of a major corporation) to be around for a long, long time. However, we will modify the marketing and approach for Music Fan Clubs with the popularity or lack of popularity that our programs bring in from visitors.
Q. What are the terms of the "contract"?
A. Essentially, the webmaster agrees that he has created and developed a website dedicated and related to a group or musician that he would like to offer to Music Fan Clubs non-profit organization. This acquisition gives Music Fan Clubs full right over the site's content, design and all names, information, know-how, technology and other intellectual property rights in the site and relating to it (Proprietary Rights). Music Fan Clubs also receives the right to advertise on the site and promote the site (Marketing Rights).
Q. I am not a US resident and don't have a Social Security Number, is that a problem?
A. We accept English-language sites from all over the world and make payments in US money. For tax purposes, we require only US residents to give us their SSN.
Can I put MP3s on my site?
No. First of all, they require a great deal of space to store them. Secondly, MP3s are in a legal "gray area" right now and we do not wish to enter into that fray right now. We ask that all webmasters refrain from MP3s in order to stay within the "safety zone." When the legal friction ends in the future, we will revisit the question of whether MP3s are allowed on MFC.
Q. How much space will I receive?
A. You can have all the space that you need ... as long as it's not outrageous and that the space you are using is devoted to only your fan site's artist or band and not to personal or commercial ventures.
Q. Am I allowed to leave this program without a charge?
A. Our webmasters are encouraged to remain with their fan sites to maintain them and update them, however there is no obligation for anyone to stay with Music Fan Clubs.
Q. What are the benefits of moving my site to Music Fan Clubs? Are there any costs to me?
A. Music Fan Clubs' webmasters incur NO charges whatsoever through their affiliation with Music Fan Clubs. In fact, it can be a money-making venture for webmasters.
Q. What is your criteria for a fan site to be "well-maintained"?
A. Music Fan Clubs defines "well-maintained" as sites that are kept up-to-date and have no broken links. We also ask that the Webmaster respond to any e-mails sent out by Music Fan Clubs within a week. If the webmaster doesn't respond to the second e-mail within a week, then we will consider their site to be abandoned, their FTP access will be suspended, and their webmaster status will be de-activated, which will make them ineligible for performance and yearly bonuses, including income from the MacroMusic Affiliate program.
Q. If I am "de-activated" as a webmaster, can I become "active" again?
A. Of course, there are never any absolutes in this world. If you are de-activated, you will be allowed back onto your site if you ask Music Fan Clubs. Based on the situations of your de-activation, we will determine whether it's viable for us to let you back on as an active webmaster.
Q. Am I required to refer cd and other sales to Macromusic for my artist?
A. Yes. Webmasters need to have links on their discography pages and other pages that have the artist/bands music for listening.
Q. Is Musicfanclubs a non-profit organization?
A. Yes. That's why it's important that webmasters urge visitors and fans to buy music from Macromusic.com and to join the VIP program. All sales support the servers that carry out your fan site and the growth of the organization.
Q. Why is there a musicfanclubs.org and a musicfanclubs.com?
A. Musicfanclubs.org is the free side of the site that anyone can visit and Musicfanclubs.com is the VIP version of the site that has faster downloads at peak hours, many fun games, your own email address, discounts on music & games, and much more...
Q. Where can I read the Webmaster Policy.
A. You can read it at http://www.musicfanclubs.org/webmasters/webmasterpolicy.html
If you did not get your question answered on this page than email Music Fan Clubs at firstname.lastname@example.org
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