Merlin’s first tip for music sites also applies to a lot of (most?) flash websites.
Okay, I get it. You’re creative. Awesome. But you’re totally wasting my morning as I helplessly wait for your designer’s dancing sausages to finish loading… …Use Flash like you would cilantro—sparingly and for a single high—impact effect. Nobody wants to eat a whole bowl of cilantro, and nobody wants an animated death march when they have a “passionate task” to complete.