WHAT IS ROCK ON THE NET?
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Is Rock On The Net?
Rock On The Net is an musical resource
tool for the Internet. Rock On The Net provides
the most up-to-date news links in the music
industry (as long as it is interesting), as well
as detailing the careers of many musical artists,
and providing music charts and links. Rock On The
Net is oriented more toward today's music and you
will notice that much of the news, information,
and updates are in reference to music performers
who have been successful recently. That doesn't
mean we exclude older artists, or very new
artists - but we are attempting to keep the
profiles limited to "household names."
Is The Goal of Rock On The Net?
The goal of Rock On The Net is to be a
synthesis of information available on the World
Wide Web. Instead of spending hours surfing the
Internet for news headlines, new release
information, artist updates, and who is #1 on
what chart, Rock On The Net accomplishes this for
The Difference Between Rock On The Net and Other
Music Sites On The Internet?
There are two key difference between
Rock On The Net and other music sites:
1) The Artist
Info Pages on Rock On The Net are
constantly updated. Info pages are updated when
news occurs, an LP is released, sales figures
change, etc. We have found that keeping artist
information pages up-to-date is relatively rare
with other music sites (excluding fan sites).
2) Rock On The Net is very chart-oriented and we
are the only music site on the Internet with a
synthesis of chart information and an exclusive
Top 40 chart (The ARC Weekly Top 40). Our Other Charts is updated every few days
to bring you the latest information on who's
#1... and who isn't.
Does Rock On The Net Get Its Information?
The news links provided on the front
page of Rock On The Net are obtained directly
from the Internet source and linked to that web
page. Additional news, as well as calendar
information, is obtained from press releases,
magazine promotional material, and various
Internet sites. Artist Information pages are
created from a thorough search of all artist
websites including fan pages and record label
profiles. Rock On The Net accumulates all the
facts and figures relating to the artists and
writes up our own bibliographies. We do not
simply cut and paste text as some Internet sites
About Copyright Laws Regarding Text and Pictures?
It's important to keep in mind here that
we're dealing with a business that is built on
promotion. Record companies want you to know when
their artists have a new LP coming out, where
they are playing in concert, when they will be on
television, etc. Rock On The Net combines the
music business' need for promotion with the music
fan's need for information about their favorite
artists. Information such as birthdays, live
appearances on TV, new LP release information,
concert appearances, etc., are considered
"works consisting entirely of information
that is common property and containing no
original authorship," and according to
copyright laws, are not copyrighted. Also, let's
face it, the Internet is flooded with copyright
infringements when it comes to photos on the
Internet. But that doesn't make it right and Rock
On The Net attempts to obtain promotional
pictures that are to be used for the purpose of
promoting a music artist. Unfortunately, with the
large amount of material on the Internet, it is
difficult to determine what is the original
source for the picture - and simply scanning a
picture does not lay claim to ownership as some
sites suggest. Rock On The Net therefore attempts
to credit the photographer in the alternate text
of the pictures when available.
Are Some Artist Information Pages More Elaborate
Than Others Within Rock On The Net?
You may notice that some Artist
Information Pages are quite extensive while a few
might be considered a little skimpy. We are in
the process of updating all Information pages and
are doing so in terms of how popular the page is.
The more elaborate information pages have more
graphics, a complete LP discography, U.S. record
sales information, awards, and more quotes by the
I Send You A Music Link To My Fan Page, Will Rock
On The Net Link To It?
If you have a music site or a fan page
that is not already part of Rock On The Net and
would like to be linked on our site, we will
review the site and determine if it is something
we would like to include within Rock On The Net.
We seldom take links for artists that do not have
Artist Info Pages or links that are not related
to the music industry. Rock On The Net also does
not link to sites that have questionable or
offensive material within it.
Is This 'ARC Weekly Top 40' I Keep Seeing
Referenced In Rock On The Net?
The ARC Weekly Top 40 is a pop chart that has
been in existence since 1980 and is the official
Top 40 chart for Rock On The Net. All chart data
mentioned throughout our site is in reference to
The ARC unless otherwise specified. The ARC is
published on Rock On The Net every week, and we
are currently in the process of providing an
Archive of charts dating back to The ARC's
Rock On The Net Allow Advertising?
Rock On The Net has accepted some
advertising, and has occasionally swapped
services with other sites. Information on
advertising can be found on our ad
Often Is Rock On The Net Updated?
Rock On The Net is updated at least once
a day depending on the amount of material that
needs to be added or deleted from the site. Each
section of Rock On The Net has designated days
for updating, and others updated constantly as
information is obtained. For example, The ARC
Weekly Top 40 is updated every Thursday and the
Live TV Page is updated on Sundays. Most of the
changes are reflected on the main page of Rock On
Does Rock On The Net Focus So Heavily On Artists
and News From The U.S.?
Rock On The Net is based in the U.S.,
and has chosen to focus on artists and news that
is mostly relevant to viewers in the U.S. Our
Charts Page has branched out to include other
countries, but for the most part, LP release
dates and information on LP sales are based on
I Use Information From Rock On The Net For My
A lot of Internet sites have already
linked directly to Rock On The Net or to a
specific section of Rock On The Net. For example,
fan pages have linked to the corresponding Artist
Info Pages and there are many sites that directly
link to The ARC Weekly Top 40. Some information
from Rock On The Net has also been reformatted on
web pages and we appreciate this usage of our
site as long as credit to our site and a link to
Rock On The Net is given. However, the majority
of our web pages (especially Artist Info Pages)
are updated often and it might be best to link to
our pages directly so that up-to-date information
is available to your readers.
Can I Be Part Of Rock On The Net?
Is there an artist that hasn't been
profiled yet that you enjoy and would like to
write about? Rock On The Net welcomes submissions
to our Information pages, provided you submit the
following: a bibliography of the artists that
extends from their introduction into the musical
mainstream until the present; a discography of
LPs by the artist; and world wide web links to
other pages devoted to that artist. Rock On The
Net will reference the writer of the information
page, but also reserves the right to edit or
expand the submittal.
Rock On The Net Received Positive or Negative
Feedback Since Its Creation In June, 1997?
About 99% of the feedback we have
received regarding Rock On The Net has been
positive. With very little promotion, viewers
have been able to find Rock On The Net quickly,
and web magazine such as Rolling Stone, CNN,
Jam TV, and WebNoize
have on at least one occasion used Rock On The
Net as a source of information. Fans of Rock On
The Net have also been very encouraging with
their comments and have been instrumental in the
focus of Rock On The Net today. Rock On The Net
has also worked with other music sites as part of
a mutual admiration for each other's efforts.
Occasionally, we also do get e-mail from a fan
obsessed with one band not covered within Rock On
The Net or messages from other music web sites
who have felt threatened by Rock On The Net's
appearance on the Internet.
Can I Contact Rock On The Net?
You can always e-mail Rock On The Net.