MusicAlley is a participant in a number of affiliate advertising programs. For instance, this site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
The primary reason is that MusicAlley is a business venture. While I love providing great information it does take quite a bit of time and effort to do the research and present the results. Affiliate commissions help me earn a living while spending time doing what I love.
Also, using affiliate programs lets me keep the site free from excessive ads. I want the info I post to be easily accessible, and personally I hate trying to find an answer online that is buried under popups and videos.
The good news for you is purchasing through an affiliate link doesn’t cost you more money. In fact, in most cases the pricing to you is exactly the same regardless of how you get to the product or service providers site, and in a few instances you actually get a discount by clicking one of our links because we’ve negotiated a better price. So click with confidence, knowing you’ll get a good deal if you decide to buy.