i want to make a website that is a tribute to a band that broke up. i have bios, pictures, i want to put samples of their songs on there, now i kno i cannot put the whole song on there because i would get my account deleted but what if i just put like 30 sec of a song, like the chours. would that be acceptable?
Well, technically speaking the song is copyrighted, from the first second to the last. As far as having your account deleted, it depends on the host's rules...
Get written permission from the band members/song writers to use all or a portion of the songs.
If you can you can just link to the song. ^^
Well, unless you can get permission from the people who made the songs, then putting them on your website would be illegal, and against Frihost rules. Little excerpts from the song have exactly the same restriction on them. (though I would bet that you'd be less likely to be prosecuted for that, when they've got people pirating whole albums...)
Depending on the people involved though (and how much money they still make off of the songs, if any) permission might be easy to get... No harm in asking.