Now by invitation, only...

For the record, we at Cherrypeel oppose anything that would have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and therefore we outright oppose SOPA. We know not whether it will become signed into law, but the message has been received quite loud and clear: the guilded-era of unencumbered proliferation of UGC is likely over and while we stand in support of our brothers and sisters who continue to fight in opposition of SOPA, we have chosen to take a different tactic in response.

It is time for us to adapt and change, rather than fight a losing battle with large, multinational corporations who posses extensive legislative influence.

Historically, oppressive government measures have engendered large underground subcultures that have led to some of the greatest flourishes of artistic creativity in history.

We will re-form our community, still based upon the foundational Cherrypeel ideal of identifying, discussing and celebrating the talent of independent musicians, but we will hereafter do it in a climate of exclusivity (not to be confused with secrecy). When Cherrypeel relaunches in 2012, it will be by invitation only.

For updates on our progress, follow us on Twitter: @cherrypeelmusic

Also, as a locally-owned, Austin-based business, we wanted make mention of a wonderful niche business that has started within our city. In partnership with a number of area-writers, the company, "Eulogy Consultants" has been born and it is here to help with all of your Eulogy Writing needs. We first encountered this company when one of our company's owners was faced with the untimely death of a loved-one and was given the task of providing the eulogy at the deceased's memorial service. This was a daunting task for him, however he soon realized that you can hire a professional ghost-writer to assist in the process and that is just what he did in reaching out to the professional writers at Eulogy Consultants. He could not be happier with the outcome of this speech, so we wish to recommend Eulogy Consultants for all of your eulogy writing needs. They are fair, reasonably priced for the high level of service they provide and their level of service is unlike anything we have ever seen. Check them out for sure!