Is there any way to legally include music on a web site? I don't want to sell it, or offer it for download, or anything like that. I just want to play it in the background for an informational music site. But, I think I remember reading somewhere that streaming any audio without permission is illegal. What about just snippets of songs?

The music itself will be embedded into a silverlight animation, no direct links to music will be provided.

Is there any way to do this legally, without having to contact the record companies and pay licensing fees? Please let me know if anyone has experience with this.

Thank you.