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how illegal is it to download single tracks from the interwebz? for instance, songs hosted on blogs.
but they'd have to sue every single blogger and thats probably not worth it for one single song.
Hypem is merely a directory.
something like thepiratebay, though. Although they organise the trackers which are enabling people to download stuff, they're not actually providing the copyrighted content.
as they often get taken down
Im on there right now, stealin all yer musik!
a lot of new tracks you'll see on the Hype Machine these days have been sent to bloggers by record companies or PR labels. It's becoming a lot more legit.
Obviously, the majority of tracks are technically illegally uploaded but most of the blogs catalogued on the hype machine operate in a reasonably ethical manner, only hosting files for a short amount of time and rarely more than a handful of tracks per artist. I don't think anyone will come after you for downloading via the hype machine.