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Last Updated: August 2, 2023

LedgerNote is a member of many advertising and affiliate programs that allow us earn fees for referring interested buyers to products we recommend or through displaying adverts site-wide.

Affiliate, Advertising, & Privacy Disclosures

Please read below to learn about our partners, employed technologies, and our relation to the rest of the internet.


Our advertising partners use cookies to help track the data that allows LedgerNote to receive credit for any referrals and sales. Cookies are small pieces of code that your browser stores to help it remember your past activities and to send only the relevant information to correct parties. The cookies we allow do not and cannot contain malware, viruses, or anything detrimental to your computer or your privacy. You can delete your cookies at any time through your browser’s settings.


The majority of the links on LedgerNote simply lead to another LedgerNote web URL. Some, however, lead to other websites we believe are helpful or related to our articles. If we create a link, we have personally visited the destination page and confirmed that it is safe and appropriate. We do not, however, control these pages and they may be changed at any time. If you find one of our links pointing to a page that has become inappropriate in content, please contact us and we will fix it immediately.

LedgerNote is a participant 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

Any link that appears within the amazon sub-folder (largely in our music equipment reviews) like the example below, safely leads to Amazon’s product page for the item being discussed, whether from a text link or image link.

Quin Street

Quin Street’s mastery of performance marketing technology has provided a method for LedgerNote to connect users interested in pursuing a higher education with colleges and universities most appropriate for their needs. In articles related to specific music industry careers, you may see a list of qualified schools or a form you can engage to receive more information concerning enrollment requirements, coursework, financial considerations, and more.


Mediavine now manages the display advertising on LedgerNote, including the placement locations and the choice of ads. They enter our website into the auctions of many ad exchanges that work with large, family-friendly brands, allowing these brands to reach our audience. Their advertisers use cookies to collect and use information to make sure you’re seeing the most relevant ads, including for the E.U. where data collection is only enabled when the user has opted into the program. Please see below for more information.


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a Raptive (“Raptive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Raptive will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Raptive’s data usage, click here:

Target Demographic

LedgerNote is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age nor permit our advertising partners to do so. If you are not yet 13 years of age or older you are not to use our site or send information about yourself to us.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.