This Website Will Close on 31 May 2019

This website will close down on 31 May 2019 @ 23:59 (11:59 PM) UTC unless enough fans volunteer as Associate Editors or someone agrees to assume ownership of the site.

Would You Like to Own This Website?

I am not trying to sell the website. If there is a Greta Van Fleet fan who would like to take the site over, I would simply transfer ownership

It would require paying for the comprehensive suite of website services provided by Solo Build It! (SBI!)—see below for details—which costs $29.99 USD per month or $299 USD per year.

If I do not find enough Associate Editors, or someone willing to become the owner of GvanF.com, by 31 May 2019 at 23:59 UTC, I will have to close the site

What Is Involved? What Would I Need to Learn?

* You must be the age of majority in your country, e.g., 18 for the United States, or have a parent or legal guardian assume payment responsibility, agree to the SiteSell, Inc. terms of service, etc.

* Naturally, you need to love Greta Van Fleet's music and want to help promote and support the band and its many fans around the world. 

* You do not need to be a website designer or know how to build a website and you do not need to know HTML, CSS, PHP, or any markup language or programming code. 

* However, you do need to be willing to learn how to use the website building tools provided by SiteSell. GvanF.com was built entirely using the SBI! (Solo Build It!) platform provided by SiteSell, Inc.

* See the SBI! Website Development Tools section below for details.

How Would You Describe the Site's Focus or Theme?

* There are already a lot of sources for quick info, breaking news, and instant discussion about Greta Van Fleet, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc.

* And there is a HUGE Greta Van Fleet fan club, Great Van Fleet Army, with over 20,000 members around the world.

The idea has been to support and interact with those fan bases, but not try to compete with or copy them. 

* The website's theme is "the best of everything Greta Van Fleet". The idea has been to contribute the best content available to help fans learn more about, and keep up to date with, Greta Van Fleet.

* The emphasis has been on enduring, high quality information about the band.

If someone really wants to get to know what Greta Van Fleet is all about, and access reliable, in-depth information about the band, I have tried to create GvanF.com to be a primary resource.

* For each of the topic areas below, the idea has been to not only post the video, or article, or photo, but also to explain briefly why it is "the best".

** Posting—and writing about—the Best Greta Van Fleet Videos

** Educating fans about the Best Ways to Support Greta Van Fleet.

** Find and post the Best Greta Van Fleet Interviews (video, print, or audio).

** Curate the Best Greta Van Fleet News and the Best Articles about Greta Van Fleet.

How Much Money Do You Make With the Website?

None.

I strongly recommend that anyone who runs a fansite not try to make a profit. It's just asking for a cease and desist letter from an attorney representing the label, which in Greta Van Fleet's case is Universal Music Group.α

If that doesn't convince you, consider the following.

"Why not?!" you might ask, i.e., why not make a profit with this site? 

Fan sites for bands often present problems for the band, its record label, producers, etc. Problems such as these:

  1. If we allow Ralph Rainmaker to host a money-making fan site, then we have to let anyone build a site and make some cash off the band's popularity. (No offense intended toward Ralph .... ;-)

  2. It is not fair to the band for other people to make money off their hard work.β It's hard enough for rock bands these days to make a living, the last thing they need is other people siphoning off potential profit.

  3. Some fan sites hurt the band's image, e.g., with trashy designs, vulgar talk, bad advice, etc.

Footnotes
α. Greta Van Fleet's label, Lava Records, is part of Republic Records, which is part of Universal Music Group (UMG). 

β. Yes, some people "make money off the band", e.g., manager, record label, producers, tour promoters, etc. But the band has contracts with these individual—who all provide a vital service—so the band decides on the terms.

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