The Website allows you to listen to 90-second extracts of pieces of music free of charge, without being able to download them. The playlist can be listened to for an unlimited length of time. The pieces are proposed randomly. You cannot select pieces or create a personalized playlist.
Users are the only responsible for the comments they post for each musical extract. The purpose of the comments is to give constructive criticism to the musicians. Users must be polite and restrained in order to respect the musicians' work and their Works. The comments must concern the music and must not deal with other discussion topics. If a conversation turns towards other subjects, you are asked to finish it in a private setting: the Website reserves the right to delete irrelevant comments. Users are alone responsible for looking after their password and keeping it confidential, and undertake not to give this information to any other User.
Under pain of incurring civil or criminal liability, the User expressly undertakes:
Users who know personally one of the Artists will be asked not to post comments on that Artist, and where appropriate to be objective and open about their personal connection with the Artist.
Users who notice incorrect use of the Website will be asked to contact the Website to notify this abuse.
Soonvibes reserves the right to suspend access by Users to the Service and cancel their User account immediately and without notice if the User does not respect all or part of the obligations specified above, without prejudice to any damages due to Soonvibes or any other means of redress that may be exercised against the User.
If the User is liable for a breach of current legislation or an infringement of the rights of third parties, Soonvibes reserves the right to provide any information that enables or facilitates identification of the offending User at the request of any legitimate authority (court, administrative authority, police).
Users declare that they accept the characteristics and limits of the online service, and in particular acknowledge:
The Users are responsible for choosing to use the Service and accept its random nature and the variety of choices of music that will be proposed to them.
Technical protective measures are put in place by Soonvibes in order to prevent or limit recording of the Recordings and musical extracts, according to the technologies available. Users are reminded that the extracts are protected by intellectual property rights and that the fact that they can be listened to free of charge cannot in any way be deemed to be a transfer of rights. It is strictly forbidden to record the sound of a musical extract in any way whatsoever. Users undertake not to circumvent in any way whatsoever the aforementioned technical protective measures in order to download the Recordings available for listening. Users are reminded that, pursuant to Article L. 335-4-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code, they will be liable to a fine of €3,750 if they circumvent a technical protective measure. Soonvibes informs Users that it reserves the right to permanently block all access to the Website by Users who try to circumvent the technical protective measures, to institute legal proceedings on the basis of Articles L. 331-1 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code, and to facilitate legal proceedings against them if action is taken by a third party.
The personal data collected by Soonvibes will remain strictly confidential. The personal data will not be used for commercial purposes and is secure. It will only be processed and used by Soonvibes insofar as is strictly necessary for the Website services to function smoothly.
In accordance with the provisions of the French Data Protection Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, processing of the data collected by Soonvibes has been declared to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL).
In accordance with the new law GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), users have the right to access, modify and delete their personal data by themselves:
SOONVIBES can use your location (city and country) to offer you opportunities adapted to your location (booking dates, music labels, musical collaborations, bands, etc). The location is used for the sole purpose of offering professional opportunities adapted to each artist. This information is totally invisible on the site. Moreover, this data is automatically replaced if the user has manually filled in his location data in his profile.
However, the user can oppose the automatic saving of this data by deleting his account directly in his personal space "My account".
The playlists are freely selected by Soonvibes.
Soonvibes cannot be held liable for technical problems independent of its service, such as maintenance or network problems due to the internet service provider that may result in a temporary interruption of the network, and the Users declare that they accept the constraints and limits of the internet, in particular regarding data transmission via the networks and data breaches.
The Contract is governed by French law. In the event of a dispute resulting from the present contract, an amicable settlement will be proposed to the parties. If this is unsuccessful, the dispute will be referred to the court of competent jurisdiction.
Soonvibes is a tool for musicians who want to develop the quality of their music by testing it on an informed audience. Thanks to constructive criticism by website users, you will be able to improve the music you produce, which is graded by expert and objective listeners. Users can grade your music.
Pieces that receive an average grade of less than 4/10 are removed from the playlist, to ensure a minimum quality standard for users.
By posting your piece of music on Soonvibes you can make it better-known, allow it to be distributed widely and join a network of musicians and enthusiasts.
Soonvibes Users are Producers with the rights to a specific recording by a named artist or artists, or new or experienced Musicians, who want to distribute one or more of their pieces by allowing them to be listened to free of charge on the website.
To become a User of the Soonvibes service, you must be the assignee or holder of the exclusive rights to use the works, having acquired them lawfully:
It is hereby agreed as follows:
The Website hereby agrees to provide electronic distribution of the Recordings provided by the User, of which the User is the composer and for which the User holds the distribution rights.
The present assignment of broadcasting rights has a limited duration. Users will be free to post online and remove their Recordings on the Website. Conversely, the Website reserves the right to no longer grant broadcasting rights to Users if their average rating is less than 4/10.
The assignment of broadcasting rights as described in Article 5 for the Recordings that are the subject hereof is not carried out on an exclusive basis, with the exception of the provisions of Article 3.2 hereof.
The present Contract applies to the whole world and is not subject to any territorial limitations.
The User assigns the following rights of use:
To do this, the User authorizes the Website to copy the Recordings that are the subject hereof, in digital form, and compress them for its operating requirements, in order to store them in the Website database throughout the period of validity of the present Contract.
The User also authorizes the Website to take technical protective measures (Digital Rights Management) and measures for tracking the Recordings.
The User grants the following rights of use subject to the conditions for exclusive rights specified in Article 3 hereof:
The User undertakes to supply the Website with a digital copy of the Recordings that are the subject hereof.
Within ten(10) days of the signing of the Contract, a personalized and secure account will be allocated to the User.
The access codes given to the User are strictly confidential. The User is responsible for ensuring that they remain confidential. If they are lost or stolen, the User undertakes to notify the Website as quickly as possible so that access is blocked and the codes can be changed. These codes enable the User to access a space called the "Back Office". In this space, Users can post the musical works and the presentation texts, photos of the artist, concert dates, blog etc. and any element to which they have the rights, within the limit of the disk space allocated to them. 6.2 Provision of identification data
The User is fully responsible for providing, via the Back Office or in a file in Excel or equivalent format, all of the data making it possible to identify precisely each of the works that the User posts on the electronic distribution Website, and in particular, where appropriate, the ISRC for each Recording.
The User will provide at his/her own expense, all of the publicity and marketing elements in order to illustrate his/her world: covers, sleeves, booklets, biography of the artists, photos, images of all kinds and in general all elements of the visuals associated with the Recordings, in the form of digital files in compliance with the standards and sizes set in the Website technical appendix.
The User declares that (s)he is the sole holder of the rights of use of the Recordings that are the subject hereof, and guarantees the Website against any complaints and difficulties likely to undermine quiet enjoyment of the rights granted to the Website.
If the User is a Producer, (s)he declares that (s)he has concluded a contract with the artist in accordance with legal provisions, and in particular with the French Intellectual Property Code.
In addition the User guarantees that the artists who took part in the Recordings have assigned and will assign to him/her in writing the right to record, reproduce, make available to the public and pass on to the public their interpretations and services for all of the uses specified herein. The User declares and guarantees that it has paid and will pay all amounts payable directly or indirectly to any beneficiary in respect of the uses provided for herein and guarantees the Website against any action in this regard.
The User guarantees quiet enjoyment of the artist's name.
The User undertakes to comply with normal practice within the profession when using all reproductions of extracts and/or using and/or sampling pre-existing works and/or phonograms included in the Recordings that are the subject hereof, and guarantees the Website that it has obtained all necessary authorizations from the beneficiaries concerned, and in particular the authorization of the collecting society for mechanical reproduction rights for authors, composers & publishers (SDRM).
The User guarantees the Website against any action by third parties in this regard.
In any case, the Website may at any time decide to exclude the Recordings concerned from the scope of the present Contract, without compensation for the User and without having to justify its decision.
The User guarantees the Website against all actions by third parties concerning the works and interpretations reproduced in the Recordings that are the subject hereof.
Finally, the User guarantees that the artist's interpretations do not include any content contrary to the law or current regulations and/or that is libellous and/or any elements likely to infringe the rights of any third party and result in legal action, in particular for plagiarism, infringement of copyright, unfair competition, or civil liability in general.
The User guarantees the Website against any action by third parties in this regard.
The User shall be jointly and severally liable for the damages that may be granted to persons injured due to his/her omission and negligence. In any case, the User shall pay the fees required to obtain the authorization of the persons concerned by the omission.
Finally, Users cannot rate their own music or comment on it without revealing their identity. If they do, their account will be immediately suspended and their music removed from the playlists.
The Website shall cover the cost of encoding, digitization of the Recordings that are the subject hereof, hosting and maintenance of the Website, setting up the secure bank card payment system, and general promotion of the Website. In particular, the Website will cover the cost of setting up the technical protective measures (Digital Rights Management) and measures for tracking the Recordings. 8.2. Putting online
The Website undertakes to do everything possible to put the Recordings that are the subject hereof, online within a reasonable time from the date of receipt. The Recordings can be listened to by Users in the form of 90-second extracts in a random playlist. The Website reserves the right to choose the extract played.
Since the Website is hosted on the internet, the Website is only subject to an obligation of best efforts regarding access to and availability of the Website.
Consequently the Website undertakes to do everything possible to ensure the permanence of its services, and the technical facilities to enable Users to subscribe to them. It also guarantees that the digital distribution of the Recordings provided by the User will be carried out in accordance with standards and normal practice in this regard.
The Website cannot be held liable for any hacking of the electronic distribution website, since it has put in place security measures to prevent this type of breach.
The Website remains entirely free to define the content of its commercial offer, and to choose the Recordings that it wants and does not want to promote and highlight.
The Website is free to broadcast the Recordings online free of charge in the form of extracts lasting a maximum of 90 seconds, to enable Users to listen to them, exclusively via streaming , so that they can choose one of the services offered. No payment will be due to the User for this use.
The Website will make statistical records available to Users, enabling them to see the ratings received by the Recordings, as well as information on the musical behaviour of Users by sending them as newsletter.
The Website guarantees Producers that the Website has been duly declared to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), and that in accordance with current legal provisions, the Website provides the right to access and modify the data concerning the Users, artists and identifying elements of the Recordings.
Since the Recordings are used free of charge, and exclusively in the form of extracts, no payment will be made to the User in return for the rights assigned.
If one of the clauses hereof is deemed invalid, this shall not result in the termination or cancellation of the Contract, and only the clause in question shall be deemed ineffective.
The present Contract shall be interpreted in accordance with French legislation concerning contracts signed and executed in France.
In case of a dispute regarding the present Contract or its performance, the parties allocate exclusive jurisdiction to the competent courts in Paris.
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