I am the OP on this thread – I just wanted to chime in again.
Pebble Bonk said it best: The concern seems to be more in “opening the floodgates” for other commercial developers to use the site as a classifieds section.
I have nothing against people making products to sell. That’s great. But there are platforms for that. It’s not like they don’t have somewhere to promote their products.
Pianobook seemed like it was going to be an oasis from that.
If it’s not, then what is Pianobook?
I’m interested that Stephen wrote: “Pianobook has provided Jon with a platform to build an additional income stream from sampling. This was an intentional goal of Pianobook.”
I don’t see that in the About page at all. The stated mission clearly is: “Pianobook is a peer-to-peer community of composers, producers and sound smiths sharing their sounds for all to use for free.”