Artistopia empowers online music communities with the ability to
syndicate artists, musicians, and songwriters on their websites
through a real-time RSS feed service. With Artistopia's RSS, online
music communities can display artist information and link directly to
their comprehensive profiles located on Artistopia. This information
is provided free of charge for use on websites and Weblogs (aka blog).
What is RSS?
Short for Really Simple Syndication (some prefer Rich Site Summary),
RSS is a lightweight XML-based technology for sharing Web content.
Artistopia currently uses RSS version 2.0 and offers several RSS feeds,
each of which contains the relevant artist information and a link
back to Artistopia for full profile viewing. RSS feeds are free.
How do I use RSS?
To use RSS, you will need an RSS reader or aggregator.
There are a number of different readers and utilities you can use,
many of which are available for free. Most readers are free-standing
applications that you download and install, while others are Web-based
services that work with your browser. After installing the RSS content
reader, you can add each feed manually by clicking on the desired RSS
feed above. Follow the directions for your specific content reader
on how to add feeds. Artistopia only makes content available in RSS
feeds and does not provide RSS programming support.
What are the benefits of RSS?
The biggest benefit to RSS is that individuals opt-in to content of interest,
totally controlling the flow of information that they receive. Additional
benefits RSS provides include:
Delivery of fresh and relevant content to your website, which encourages users to return
Constantly changing content means that search engine spiders will visit more frequently
Automate delivery of quality information from a reputable content provider
RSS ultimately enables you to automatically feed content to your site
and create many pages for search engines to crawl and consume. As search
engines recognize the content on your site, you will find your site
appearing more and more in search engines. The result? More surfers
will visit your content rich site.
The feeds are provided free of charge for use by individuals and
non-competing organizations for personal use in a content reader or as
part of a non-commercial Website or blog. Artistopia requires proper
format and attribution whenever Artistopia content is posted on your
Website. Please read the Artistopia RSS terms and conditions
for complete instructions.
If you provide this attribution in text, you must use: Artistopia.
If you provide this attribution with a graphic, you must use the Artistopia
logo which is included in the feed itself. Artistopia reserves all rights
in and to the Artistopia logo, and your right to use the Artistopia logo
is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.
Artistopia also reserves the right to require you to cease distributing
these feeds at any time for any reason.