GET SOUND TRAX is a platform for the online distribution of
musical works providing services for artists, users and companies. The GET SOUND TRAX
services are operated by the company under US law:
GET SOUND TRAX
The services provided by GET SOUND TRAX can be found on www.GET SOUND
TRAX.com and are hosted by GET SOUND TRAX and its service providers.
GET SOUND TRAX does not act as an Internet access provider or as an electronic public
SOUND TRAX Services, whether or not they require a registration, you agree to be bound
CLAUSE 1. DEFINITIONS
ALBUM: shall mean a set of Works published
by the Artist on GET SOUND TRAX.
ARTIST: shall mean a Member who published
the Works on GET SOUND TRAX and who is the sole owner of the rights, or represent
all owners of rights on Works published.
ARTIST ACCOUNT: shall mean the Artist's
personal webpage that can be accessed after having published his/her Works on GET
SOUND TRAX - and through which the Artist has access to an interface, the Artist's
Transactions Account if the Artist has registered for "GET SOUND TRAX LICENSING"
Programs and information relating to the management of his Works and his personal
CERTIFICATION: shall mean the declaration
completed and signed by the Artist that may be requested at the time the Works are
uploaded on GET SOUND TRAX in which the Artist reiterates some of the obligations
General Terms as well as any future amendments.
ILLEGAL CONTENT: shall mean any content of
any kind whatsoever (text, voice, image, sound etc.) of such a nature as to infringe
any recognized third party rights (including, in particular, rights held by natural
persons, legal persons, groupings or communities etc.) regardless of which
legislation is applicable. In particular, any content that could infringe any
intellectual property rights, personality rights, as well as any content that could
constitute a justification for war crimes or crimes against humanity, and more
generally any form of discrimination against one or more classes of people, shall be
deemed to be Illegal Content.
GET SOUND TRAX or SERVICES: shall mean the
company under US law GET SOUND TRAX and/or the collection of services provided by
GET SOUND TRAX available free of charge, on websites and mobile devices,
GET SOUND TRAX LICENSING: shall mean the
service enabling Artists to become involved in commercial Programs and/or
promotional operations through partners of GET SOUND TRAX that may or may not
LICENSE: shall mean the Creative Commons
licenses (described on the http://creativecommons.org), or any other license
allowing a similar distribution of the Works, proposed by GET SOUND TRAX to the
Artists for the distribution of their Works.
MATERIAL: shall mean all documents of any
kind (lyrics, album covers, photographs, drawings, biographies etc.) to be used for
the online distribution and promotion of the Works.
MEMBER: shall mean one or all of the Users
and Artists whose registration for the Services offered by GET SOUND TRAX has been
validated and confirmed.
PARTNERS: shall mean any third party,
natural or legal person, client, partner or affiliate with whom GET SOUND TRAX has
established or will establish commercial relations.
USER ACCOUNT or PROFILE: shall mean the
personal webpage to which the Member can access using a user name and a password
after registering on GET SOUND TRAX, and containing information related to his
registration and personal data he provided.
USER or YOU: shall mean any person
accessing GET SOUND TRAX's Services.
WORK(S): shall mean the musical works made
available to Users of GET SOUND TRAX by Member Artists.
CLAUSE 2. REGISTRATION
GET SOUND TRAX gives access to many services which may be restricted to registered
2.1 - How to register
The use of some Services offered by GET SOUND TRAX may require to register as a
"Member" and provide information by filling a form to allow User identification.
The Member commits to provide GET SOUND TRAX with correct and comprehensive
information and maintain up-to-date information by using the User Account, to which
registration gives access.
2.2 - Use of username and password
A username and password give access to Services restricted to Members, as well
as to the User Account. The username and password are strictly personal, and
should not under any circumstances be shared with or disclosed to third parties.
Members are personally responsible for their identification details and must use
Each Member shall hold GET SOUND TRAX harmless from and against any wrongful use
of the Member's identification details and/or resulting in a loss arising from
said identification details, whether or not fraudulent, caused by the Member's
own acts or omissions, or those of a third party. Please note that GET SOUND
TRAX provides no guarantees to its Members on this last point and recalls that
it does not have the necessary technical resources to verify the real identity
of persons registering for its Services. GET SOUND TRAX may not be held liable
in the event of a theft of identification details and/or the identity of one of
If a Member notices or suspects any fraudulent use of his User Account, said
Member must immediately inform GET SOUND TRAX by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLAUSE 3. USE OF SERVICES
3.1 - Artist Account creation
Registered Members may create one or more Artist profile by going on
providing the requested information in the Signup profile creation form.
The Member commits to provide correct and comprehensive information and maintain
up-to-date information by using the Artist Account, to which the Artist profile
creation gives access.
3.1.1 - Works publication and withdrawal by Artists
Artists shall publish their Works directly online through their Artist Account
by clicking on "Upload Originals".
For each publication, the Artist commits to fill in the requested information
sheet by specifying for each Work and each Album, notably the real name of all
right holders and the License selected (see Clause 3.1.2 below).
The Artist is responsible for providing GET SOUND TRAX at the same time as the
Works with the Materials that may be used for the distribution and promotion of
The Artist may withdraw all or part of his Works at any time, through his Artist
In any case, the Artist represents that he has been informed and accepts that
any Works that have been downloaded by Users or any third party authorized by
GET SOUND TRAX prior to their withdrawal from the Services may continue to be
distributed, shared and reproduced by any means. The Artist represents that he
will hold GET SOUND TRAX harmless from and against any third-party claims in
3.1.2 - Selection of the Creative Commons License or "CC" License
Artists shall select a CC License when they publish their Works and Materials on GET
SOUND TRAX, for each Work or for an entire Album. Depending on the type of CC License
chosen by the Artist, Users may benefit from more or less extensive rights on the Works
and the Materials of the Artist. Certain CC Licenses enable Users to make commercial use
of the Artist's Works without compensation for the latter. Should the Artist wish to
participate in the Commercial Programs offered by the GET SOUND TRAX LICENSING service,
which may or may not give rise to compensation for the Artist, it is advisable for the
Artist to preferably opt for a non-commercial CC License (NC) from among the six (6) CC
Licenses listed below.
(1) CC-BY (Attribution) : enables users to
distribute, remix, arrange, and adapt your work, even for commercial purposes,
provided that credit of the original creation of the Work is attributed to you by
citing your name.
(2) CC-BY-SA (Attribution - Sharing under the
Same Conditions) : enables users to remix, arrange, and adapt your Work,
even for commercial purposes, provided that credit is given to you by citing your
name and that the creations derived from your Work are distributed under identical
(3) CC-BY-ND (Attribution - No Derivative Works)
: allows redistribution, whether or not for commercial purposes, provided
that the original work is distributed unmodified and in its entirety, with
attribution and citing of your name.
(4) CC-BY-NC (Attribution - Non-commercial Use)
: enables users to remix, arrange, and adapt your Work for non-commercial
purposes and, although the creations derived from your Work must credit you by
citing your name and not constitute a commercial use, they shall not be distributed
under the same conditions.
(5) CC-BY-NC-SA (Attribution - Non-commercial Use
- Sharing under the Same Conditions) : enables users to remix, arrange
and adapt your work for non-commercial purposes provided that you are credited by
citing your name and that the creations derived from your Work are distributed under
the same conditions.
(6) CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution - Non-commercial Use
- No Derivative Works) : this license only authorizes users to download
and share your Works provided that you are credited by citing your name, but they
may not be modified in any way whatsoever nor used for commercial purposes.
(7) CC0 1.0 (Public Domain): CC0 is the "no copyright reserved" option in the Creative Commons toolkit - it effectively means relinquishing all copyright and similar rights that you hold in a work and dedicating those rights to the public domain.
3.1.3 - Rights granted to GET SOUND TRAX
The Artist grants GET SOUND TRAX, for the duration the Work is online, the worldwide,
royalty free and non-exclusive rights to:
reproduce and have reproduced, fix and have fixed on any media, publish and have
published, broadcast and have broadcast, distribute and have distributed or transfer
in any format, the Works and the Materials provided by the Artist;
adapt the Works and the Materials in any format to meet GET SOUND TRAX's or its
use the Works and the Materials on any media to promote the Artist and GET SOUND
Monetize the GET SOUND TRAX's services by inserting advertisement that may or may
not remunerate Artists.
3.1.4 - Member Artist obligations
The Artist guarantees that he is the sole right holder on the Work or that he
officially represents and has the capacity to commit in the name of all right
holders on the Work.
The Artist also guarantees, or guarantees on behalf of the right holders he
represents, that he holds sufficient rights on the Work and that he is not bound, in
any possible way, to any public or private entity, and especially but not limited
to, that he is not a member nor contractually bound to any collecting society in the
world, nor any entity performing the same duty, any private company and notably
distributing company, broadcaster, producer or label, in a manner that would
restrict his right to grant to GET SOUND TRAX or its Users, the rights and Licenses
The Artist commits, or commits on behalf of the right holders he represents, not to
current Clause, for the duration of Works being on GET SOUND TRAX, and not act in
any manner which may conflict with rights acquired by third parties, notably GET
SOUND TRAX's Users, which may continue after an eventual withdrawal of the Works
from GET SOUND TRAX.
The Artist guarantees GET SOUND TRAX, from and against any claim which may result
from the violation of the obligations enumerated in the current Clause.
The Artist commits not to promote competitors from GET SOUND TRAX or GET SOUND TRAX
LICENSING on the Services including, but not limited to, Artists' profiles, Albums'
page, Works' pages, forums, chatting area, and pages dedicated to GET SOUND TRAX or
GET SOUND TRAX LICENSING on third parties services (notably social networks).
GET SOUND TRAX may request the Artist to complete and sign a Certification at the
time the Works are uploaded in which he reiterates some of the obligations
3.2 - Technical Information
The Works may be downloaded and may be offered in different formats from time to time
depending on the evolution of the Services. Third-party software may be required for the
downloading of the Works.
GET SOUND TRAX does not warrant that the Services will operate without interruption or
error, nor that access to the Services will be granted at all times, in particular in
the following situations:
faulty use of the Services owing to unsuitable equipment;
Malfunctions caused by Your Internet service provider; Internet network congestion.
GET SOUND TRAX may temporarily suspend the operation of the Services in order to
implement improvements or perform maintenance and will use best endeavor’s to give
You advance notice of any suspension.
3.3 - User obligations
3.3.1 - Use of Artists' Works
Each Work is made available to Users under one of the Licenses offered by GET
SOUND TRAX. The chosen License is indicated on the page dedicated to each Work
by an icon or any other mean. By clicking on this icon, you can find information
about the terms and conditions on which the Artist and GET SOUND TRAX allow you
to use the Work.
License under which the Work has been published, and more generally, not to
infringe any intellectual property rights held by Artists.
GET SOUND TRAX may offer the possibility for Artists and Users to insert on
their blogs, personal websites, social networks profiles and more generally any
website, a software composed of a code, a Widget and a player allowing one or
more Works to be played. This insertion, and the way in which the Works are
distributed, must comply with the provisions of the Licenses and these General
You agree to hold GET SOUND TRAX harmless from and against any claims by any
third party in relation to any complaint and/or action regarding the insertion
and/or distribution of the Works.
3.3.2 - Use of GET SOUND TRAX services
You undertake not to post inappropriate or abusive content and to act loyally towards
GET SOUND TRAX, its partners and all Users.
Accordingly, you undertake to refrain from publishing, by any mean, any content or
information, in any form whatsoever:
that may directly or indirectly harm any third party (natural person, legal person
or group of persons);
that is defamatory, insulting, obscene, immoral, offensive or violent, or that
incites any type of political, racist or xenophobic violence (whether physical,
verbal or psychological violence), and more generally that violates the laws in
having the nature of personal information concerning a Member or any third party
without said person's express consent;
that infringes the intellectual property rights of their authors and/or other right
holders, whether alone or incorporated into or in association with any other
and not using technologies of such a nature as to reduce, disrupt and/or prevent the
normal operation of the Services;
You also undertake not to infringe the intellectual property rights of the
content to which you have access when using the Services.
You agree that you are solely liable for the distribution of any text,
information, data, hypertext links, music, sound recordings, photographs,
drawings, videos, messages, tags or any other Materials through the Services.
In the event of a failure by a User to comply with any of the provisions of the
measure and notably shut down the User Account. Furthermore, GET SOUND TRAX may
bring legal proceedings against the User.
In the event of a claim, complaint or proceedings arising out of wrongful conduct by
a User or Member that directly or indirectly breach the provisions of these General
gave rise to the claim, complaint or proceedings.
CLAUSE 4. PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
GET SOUND TRAX's data collected may be stored for one (1) year after your last
connection. You have the right to access, modify and rectify, as well as delete your
personal data. You can exercise these rights at any time by sending an e-mail to:
Solely for the purpose of managing identities with our partners, GET SOUND TRAX
may be required to transfer your personal data to said partners.
You are solely liable for communicating your personal data to third parties. GET
SOUND TRAX may not be held liable for the use of your personal data resulting
from said communication.
CLAUSE 5. DONATIONS/FEES
Users can support Artists by making purchases using the payment service provided
by GET SOUND TRAX and notably Paypal. By using this service, you are subject to
for said use.
The Artist shall provide the information required for this purpose in his Artist
Account and notably his Paypal account name in order to receive the payments.
- Get Sound Trax applies a 0.05% fee to artist downloads. An additional processing fee is applied by third-party payment processors notably Paypal and Braintree.
CLAUSE 6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Apart from the intellectual property rights regarding the Works, GET SOUND TRAX
is the sole holder of the intellectual property rights relating to the
trademarks, patents, software, logos, graphics, photographs and animations
contained on the Services. They may not be reproduced without GET SOUND TRAX's
GET SOUND TRAX hereby grants You a license to use them, strictly limited to
accessing, downloading, reproducing on any digital media and use them, for
private and personal purposes only, within the framework of Your use of the
Services and for such time as You are registered for the Services.
When providing GET SOUND TRAX with content, of any kind whatsoever, except for
GET SOUND TRAX a worldwide, royalty free license for the duration of the
publication of said contents. This license authorizes GET SOUND TRAX to
reproduce, display, translate, digitize and use for advertising, commercial or
non-commercial purposes, modify and adapt all of the contents for its Services.
GET SOUND TRAX is also authorized to grant all of these rights to any third
party or to any partners, for the exercise of these rights in accordance with
CLAUSE 7. LIABILITY
7.1 - GET SOUND TRAX's responsibility
GET SOUND TRAX may not be held liable neither regarding third party content and
services described in paragraph 7.2, nor for the content published on Services by
Users, without a prior notification.
GET SOUND TRAX have no general obligation to monitor content transferred or stored
via its Services. If you find or consider that content on GET SOUND TRAX is
e-mail to email@example.com.
GET SOUND TRAX may not be held liable in case of any damages, direct or incidental,
including but not limited to profit or customers loss, loss of data or information
stored on the Services, all Users being advised to store a backup copy of all their
data and contents stored on the Services.
7.2 - Services and contents provided by third parties
GET SOUND TRAX's Services may include links to other websites, and services and
contents provided by third parties, including but not limited to social networks
sharing buttons (for example Twitter and Facebook). GET SOUND TRAX does not have the
control on these services and contents nor on websites accessible by said links.
GET SOUND TRAX's liability may not be held for the use of these materials provided
by third parties. By using these services, you accept to be subject to the service's
shall refer to the latest version available on GET SOUND TRAX's website. Registered
Members will be informed of the modifications through their User Account or through
Without manifestation by the User of his will to unregister from GET SOUND TRAX, the
fifteen (15) days after the notification to the User by GET SOUND TRAX of the
existence of a new version.
CLAUSE 9. SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE 10. APPLICABLE LAW
relating to their interpretation and/or their execution shall be referred to the
California jurisdictions excluding any other competent jurisdiction.