What Is Artispot?

Our mission is to give ground-level artists an elevator pass to the music industry, while providing lovers of music unrestricted access to all floors.

There's a lot of undiscovered talent out there. We just want to enjoy & share good music - music that doesn't always make it to the airways or radio playlists.

It's our vision to bring people closer, through the discovery and enjoyment of new music. To enhance the way we listen to and share it amongst friends. Imagine a place where anyone, anytime may upload and share their most heartfelt tracks and have equal opportunity to be heard.

That's our goal.

What If I'm Not Signed?

Then you're in exactly the right place. Our non-descriminatory open admissions policy means that while we do accept music and video from contracted artists, we're just as willing to accept submissions from unsigned artists, buskers and aspiring musicians.

Artispot is a place where great music resides. We like to think of ourselves as a GPL streaming service. Open source and ready for sharing.

How Do I Send My Music?

Just get in touch with one of our friendly artist relations specialists. We'll review your submission to make sure it meets with minimum standards and add your music to our ever growing catalogue.

A couple of things to note:

1. All track submissions must be comprised of work(s) original to the submitting artist. While we do accept music from EPs and/or mixtapes with sampled music, the aggregate composition submitted must be the sole intellectual property and/or demonstrably owned/produced by the (unsigned) artist. If you are a contracted artist, meaning that you have recording contract already in place with a label, please have your label contact us with your work(s).

2. All music track submissions must have the following fundamental ID3 tags populated with information relevant to the artist, album and song:

Track Title, Artist, Album, Track (Number), Year, Genre & Copyright

3. Album/Track submissions will not be included without accompanying high-resolution artwork/imagery. If you submit works without artwork/imagery, you may be contacted by one of our artist relations specialists to complete your submission.

Don't worry, while the ID3 requirements may seem stringent, populating the tags is easily accomplished with free software that can found be with a quick search engine query. Also, these tags help us to assign status to your work(s) and to know where to place them for maximum visibility - so you'll be sure to be heard. If you're having difficulties with any of the above, please feel free to reach out to our Artist Relations Department and someone will be quick to respond and work with you to get your music prepped for streaming from our platform.

We look forward to working to help you 'Get Spotted'.

Be seeing you soon!


What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.artispot.com and served by Artispot and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, Artispot and Artispot's owners. Furthermore the way Artispot processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

Artispot and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. Artispot complies to all US national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

Artispot uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable Artispot uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within Artispot.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from Artispot on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from Artispot and its external serving vendors.

Artispot uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html].

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when Artispot uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting Artispot and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

Artispot and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

Artispot operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by Artispot. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with US Spam Laws. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates Artispot. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by Artispot's email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by Artispot or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with US Spam Laws subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although Artispot only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout Artispot. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)

The owners of Artispot cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and Artispot and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

Artispot may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from Artispot. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and Artispot and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that Artispot and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Artispot nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

Artispot may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

Artispot and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by Artispot and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore Artispot and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

v.1.0 October 2015 Edited & Customized by: Artispot



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