History:Cover Art Sites/8 Bit Peoples
On 2007-09-21 I sent the following email to the admins of 8BitPeoples:
I "work" (in my free time) at a open music database called MusicBrainz. The goal of MusicBrainz is to be a incredibly accurate and complete music database, a main goal being music identification with audio finger prints and file tagging and metadata storage. The reason I am sending you this mail is to ask if it would be alright to link to the cover art for any 8BP releases on your web page. A current example, linked to CDBaby, can be seen here: http://musicbrainz.org/release/76d2db0d-4fae-4279-99e7-62d4f47ade45.html For an example with 8BP, an editor at MusicBrainz would go to, for instance, Anamanaguchi's "Power Supply": http://musicbrainz.org/release/005bc8e2-295a-4499-ad97-a1f83099cbe4.html and "relate" it to the cover art on your site: [[Image:anamanaguchi_-_power_supply.gif]] Then, if a user were to click on the image, it would take you to: http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography_gfx.php?artist=Anamanaguchi#8BP065 showing the 8BP page for the album. The image would show as a small, 130x130 (I believe) image on our page. I am a big fan of what you are doing and would be delighted if 8BP was to give us permission to use their cover art on our site. Thanks for your time!
And on 2007-10-2 I received the following response, granting permission and giving guidelines:
Hi Sen, Thanks a lot for your interest. I would be totally happy to give you guys permission to pull the 8bp album art from 8bitpeoples.com I've set up this directory of images for you to use specifically: http://www.8bitpeoples.com/_images/discog/front/ Please relate it to images in this new "front" directory, and not the ones located in the "jewel" or "printable" subdirectories of "discog" Also, when clicking an image, please have it take the user to: http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography_gfx.php#8BP000 where 000 is the appropriate catalog number. Please do not issue the "?artist=" query to filter the discography. Thanks very much. Please let me know if you have any questions. //Jeremiah/Nullsleep + www.nullsleep.com + www.blipfestival.org + www.8bitpeoples.com
Obviously this may take some extra work to get it implemented as such. I will be in contact with ruaok or another programmer to get this taken care of. --SenRepus