"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:
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 ... whoever he is. ;-)
It is not fair to the band for other people to make money off their hard work. 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.[a]
Some fan sites hurt the band's image, e.g., with trashy designs, vulgar talk, bad advice, etc.
Footnote a. 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.
What Do You Think?
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