I had to pull my coder out of his chair, after working for 6-7 hours on the website today!
The thing with the mp3 player is that it's coded on html5. You see flash mp3 players do NOT work on ipad/ipod/iphones (bloody adobe vs apple) and html5 is only on IE9, FF3, Chrome, and later browsers... So there's still work to be done there (since it will be used later on on the main site).
I know it's small right now and I intend to make it a bit larger (especially the font, which I don't like atm). But I think that it's best to not let the player play immediately, because it bugs the shit out of people...
I think that a mid solution would be to have a scrolling "click to play..." where it is right now, on the bottom, which would attract attention.
And of course it will have << and >> when more tracks are added (which have to be added at both mp3 and ogg format...
html5 sucks at that and MS does not like open source format, while Google only likes that!
go figure and sorry for rumbling).
Finally, on the logo: I think I'm WAAAAAY biased, but I think that since it's a music publishing house, for contemporary classical music, chances of someone entering who is not a musician are quite slim... :-/
Again thanks for sharing your opinion!
It really helps!