Let me get this straight: this website is not for concrete research related projects, but is instead, more like an Internet "Pub" for classical pianists.
Please continue, I never thought I would get this lucky. Do you really think I am going to let you guys, especially the moderators, get away with this subterfuge?
First, we have Laguna Greg being allowed to promote his business, and now this. Bring it on!
Louis, I get the impression that you have something against market exchange when music is involved. The best thing would be for you to think like an entrepreneur and strive for success on that basis, rather than as seems to be the case resenting the efforts of others to provide music related goods and services.
Everyone's success is interconnected . . . it is competitive yet not oppositional in the way that you perceive it, this success is not dependent on harming anyone and instead is based on generating value in terms of how much the particular goods and services are wanted or needed.
Being a businessman can be very demanding with weeks, months and even years of long hours with next to nothing in return, and can involve much additional tremendous self-sacrifice and risk taking. Businessmen should be admired for their efforts to satisfy us, not castigated.
Isn't life including for musicians much improved in many respects thanks to Apple and Microsoft products?
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others have my gratitude for placing into the past the days of having to obtain music scores through inter-library loan and physical mail order!
And one can get so much better oriented, and much more rapidly, with Google Earth than a bundle of maps . . . though not completed the Google historical news archive is fabulous, and one can now hold a recording studio in the palm of one's hand . . .