The tunes have been taken down as the bandwidth limit has been reached for this month. It lasted longer, thanks to the kind people that donated to help keep them up longer. Over 15,000 people enjoyed the tunes since they went up this month; that’s a lot of people. All the donaters should have an email now with download access details, which is my way of thanking them for donating to my bandwidth bill.
I hadn’t expected the tunes to be as popular as it has become. I’ve learned a few things. Mainly that bandwidth, and lots of it, isn’t easy nor cheap to come by. Also, my upload speed is very slow (40kB/sec max). I knew that before, but now it’s highlighted as of late.
I had found another host, HighWirePCs, that claim to give 400GB worth of bandwidth (in comparison, my host gives 192GB), however as of last night, HighWirePCs has disabled my account, as I can’t log in to it, and I had nearly 7GB worth of tunes uploaded. I’ve emailed them and hope to get a response.
I’m hoping that by the time August 9th comes around, when the tunes will be back up, I’ll have some ideas to help get the tunes to stay up for a whole month, or at least get everyone the chance to enjoy them.
I got a response back from HighWirePCs. They actively monitored my account, and they claim that the mashups are illegal and violates their TOS, so they deleted my account without seeking clarification. Which of course, is their right, although mashups have not been deemed illegal, and falls under fair use rights. I’ve learned my lesson, however, and that is if a service sounds too good to be true, then chances are it is. Thankfully, my current host, Dreamhost are a lot more understanding and courteous.