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Links to Artists

We have added links to the "Songs" and "Works" tables, so you can get more information on the artists and works referenced. Most of them are to Wikipedia. We did that for the following reasons.

  1. With Wikipedia you at least have a good chance of getting half-way balanced information. The end of an article usually shows links to the artist's Web site, if you want more information.
  2. By using the permanent link of Wikipedia we do not constantly have to check for stale links.
  3. There may be artists that do not want us linking to their Web site. By linking to Wikipedia we do not have to ask permission from a few hundred sites.
  4. Many of the mentioned artists do not have their own sites, but usually have a Wikipedia entry.
  5. We link to the English Wikipedia, but one more click gets you the same article in another language.
  6. We do not receive money for product placement. Anything mentioned in the book is there for the story. By linking to commercial sites we would be making a commercial endorsement. If we decide to do that we would disclose it as such. We also do not agree on what download format to use. Rather than picking favorites for no reason whatsoever, we decided to link to mostly neutral sites.