Local musicians keep us inspired and relating to each other as a community. Their relentless need to create and express provides us a wonderful variety of sound to explore. Any modern playlist is a gnarly mix of genres, with little to no boundaries. Fusion is the future! This site acts as an exploration hub mainly but is jam packed with features that offer So Much More!
The Audio Player, uses your set location to collect a random playlist from the closest bands around you, working it’s way outward as it runs out of music. If you prefer less variety, you can use a multitude of filters to personalize the stream. Another option for members is to create your own playlists either by favouriting songs you hear or collecting from the database.
The Events Tool, allows you to Live Broadcast events. You decide what an event is! Could be anything from a weekly talk show, to a once in a lifetime interview! A band rehearsal you want your manager in L.A. to watch. A festival in your city. A show at a Local Venue… whatever you want to broadcast, it’s easy to do from our site. The tool even helps you with S.E.O. settings.
A band/artist would benefit from being on this site in many ways
Bands, Musicians, and Fans have free range to upload information. We record who does what and if a band hasn’t made their own profile but one has been created in our database? No problem! You can claim your profile in a few simple steps! As a band you can stay in touch with a lot of what’s going on behind the scenes and add more information about your music. It is our hope that you utilize the awesome site we built for you and find it as awesome as it was intended to be, long live music!
Revised: MARCH 1, 2017
Explore Local Music (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, hereinafter referred to as "Explore Local Music ", “OUR ", “WE ”, or “US ”) have adopted this Copyright Policy in compliance with The Copyright Board Of Canada and SOCAN Tariff 22A (the “Copyright Policy ”).Copyright Board Of Canada Disclaimer:
The Copyright Board of Canada is an administrative agency which, among other things, sets the royalties to be paid for certain uses of works protected by copyright. The Board speaks in its decisions, all of which are published. It has no mandate to give legal advice to private persons or corporations or to government agencies. For advice concerning specific matters, it is recommended to consult a practicing lawyer who is specialized in intellectual property.
This licence give us the right to communicate Works to the public by telecommunication in connection with the operation of an online music service. An online music service means a service that delivers streams or limited downloads to subscribers or permanent downloads to consumers, other than a service that offers only streams in which the file is selected by the service, which can only be listened to at a time chosen by the service and for which no advance play list is published. For advice concerning specific matters, it is recommended to consult a practicing lawyer who is specialized in intellectual property.COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT USAGE FAQ
We respect the intellectual property rights of our users and others, and adhere to the provisions of The Copyright Board Of Canada. The Copyright Policy applies to the website http://explorelocalmusic.ca (the “Site ”) to address claims of infringement pertaining to copyrighted material owned or controlled by a third party.
Copyright is a form of legal protection given to authors of original works such as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, graphic, photographic, software and certain other intellectual works. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce the work, make new works based on the work, distribute copies, and perform or display the work, during the duration of copyright protection, subject to very limited fair use rights of others to use only such amount as necessary to exercise fair use rights. You should assume all third party content is protected by copyright unless you have determined otherwise with the assistance of legal counsel and you should not rely on fair use except pursuant to advice of legal counsel. You can, however, seek a permission or license to use third party copyright protected content and once obtained will have the right to do so.POLICY
Pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions of the Site each Site user is responsible for ensuring that the materials they upload to the Site do not infringe any third party copyright. Additionally, the General Terms and Conditions prohibit Site users from using the site to infringe the intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
If you are a copyright holder who believes that any of the material(s) on the Site violates your copyright rights, please follow the guidelines and procedures below to provide us with appropriate notice. We will respond to clear written notices alleging infringement that comply with, or substantially comply with, the Copyright Board of Canada and other applicable laws.
We will remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material from the Site upon receipt of a valid notice as required and will provide the allegedly infringing party with a copy of the notice alleging infringement. If the party who posted the allegedly infringing information files a valid counter-notification, the materials will be reposted unless you file a claim for relief as further set forth in the court of law.
All notices must be provided to our office in hard copy as described below. The Company does not accept notices or counter-notifications submitted by telephone or electronically via Company websites or mobile applications. You may wish to consult with legal counsel to assist you with assessing your claim(s) and understanding your rights and liabilities,including, without limitation, your potential liability for filing a false claim.
We do not act as an arbiter or judge of disputes about intellectual property rights. We do not adjudicate the substance of the copyright claim: we do not declare winners and losers. Your copyright in an item is determined in the real world, by real-world processes. By disabling access to or removing content, as a prudential matter, we are not endorsing or validating a claim of infringement.REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY
Pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions, if a Site user engages in “repeat infringement” we may terminate the user’s registration and Site account without notice, and the user will no longer be permitted access to the Site or the Services. “Repeat infringement” shall be defined as two (2) or more instances, as determined by us in our reasonable discretion, where a user has infringed the copyright rights of another person. In the event a user’s materials are removed due to a valid notice and then subsequently restored due to the filing of a counter-notification, we will treat the underlying notice as withdrawn. We reserve the right to terminate Site accounts that are the subject of fewer than two (2) instances of infringement of the copyright rights of another person in appropriate circumstances, such as when the user has a history of violating or willfully disregarding the General Terms and Conditions.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Copyright Board Of Canada
Mail: 56 Sparks Street, Suite 800, Ottawa ON K1A 0C9
Tel. : 613-952-8621
Fax : 613-952-8630
E-mail : [email protected]
Web : www.cb-cda.gc.ca
The Copyright Board of Canada is the regulatory body that establishes royalties for the use of works protected by copyright when the administration of such copyright has been entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board may also supervise agreements or licences between users and licensing bodies and issue licences where a copyright owner cannot be located.
These sites provide access to forms and process for a copyright owner to give notification to an online service provider concerning alleged copyright infringement. When a valid notification is received, the service provider responds under this process by taking down the offending content. Upon taking down content, the online service provider will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content so that a counter-notification may be filed. On receiving a valid counter-notification, the online service provider generally restores the content in question, unless it receives notice from the notification provider that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in the infringing activity.COURT ORDERS
The procedure for obtaining court orders is outlined in theFederal Courts Rules, available through any local public library or bookstore selling government publications, and on the Justice Canada website.FILING A NOTICE TO REMOVE COPYRIGHTED CONTENT – FOR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with a valid legal notice, or a written notice containing the following information:
Completed Legal Notice Forms may be submitted to our copyright claims department, via: Canada Post Mail or Email.
Please note that we may disclose any complete Notices and any communications concerning notices or other intellectual property complaints with third parties, including the users who have posted the allegedly infringing material.FILING A COUNTER-NOTIFICATION TO RESTORE REMOVED CONTENT — FOR SITE USERS
If you believe that your material has been removed by mistake or misidentification, please provide us with a written counter-notification containing all of the following information:
Completed Legal counter-notifications may be submitted to our Copyright department, via: Canada Post Mail or Email.
Please note that we will send any complete counter-notifications we receive to the person who submitted the original copyright compliance notice. That person may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within thirty (30) business days after we provide notice of a counter-notification, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, the materials will remain removed.FILING A NOTICE TO REMOVE COPYRIGHTED CONTENT – FOR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS
Revised: JANUARY 1, 2017
Explore Local Music (together with its affiliates, successors, and assigns, hereinafter referred to as "Explore Local Music ", “OUR ", “WE ”, or “US ”) have adopted this Abuse Policy (the “Abuse Policy "). The Abuse Policy applies to the website http://explorelocalmusic.ca (the “Site”) to address claims of abuse.
To balance the needs and interests of all of our users, we may prohibit content that does not meet the Site content standards outlined in this Abuse Policy.
Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression and content is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.
If you need to report abusive behaviour to us, please review the Abuse Policy in its entirety and contact us via the dedicated Abuse email address listed below.
If you believe you may be in danger, please contact your local law enforcement authorities in addition to reporting the content to us so that the situation can be addressed both online and offline.SITE CONTENT STANDARDS
If you believe the content or behaviour you are reporting is prohibited in your local jurisdiction, please contact your local authorities so they can accurately assess the content or behaviour for possible violations of local law. If Explore Local Music is contacted directly by law enforcement, we can work with them and provide assistance for their investigation.
TAKE THREATS SERIOUSLY
If you believe you are in physical danger, contact the local law enforcement authorities who have the tools to address the issue immediately!
If you decide to work with law enforcement, make sure to do the following:
WHEN TO REPORT ABUSE
Simply because a user disagrees with or receives unwanted communication, such behaviour does not necessarily constitute online abuse. Abusive users often lose interest once they realize that you will not respond. If the user in question is a friend, try addressing the issue offline. If you have had a misunderstanding, it may be possible to clear the matter up face to face or with the help of a trusted individual. If you continue receiving unwanted, targeted and continuous communications, and feel it constitutes online abuse, consider reporting the behaviour to us via the dedicated Abuse email address listed below. If you are a minor, and you know who the person is that is harassing you, please let a parent, teacher, or trusted adult know so they may assist.
REPORTING ABUSE POLICY VIOLATIONS
If you see something on the Site that you believe violates the Abuse Policy or the General Terms and Conditions, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site. It is possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked.
Valid Abuse Reports must contain the following information:
Email: [email protected]
DO NOT SEND ANY INQUIRIES UNRELATED TO ABUSE (E.G., REQUESTS FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, ETC.) TO THE CONTACT LISTED ABOVE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE IF YOU SEND COMPLAINTS UNRELATED TO ABUSE TO THAT CONTACT. FOR TRADEMARK ISSUES, SEE OUR TRADEMARK POLICY. FOR COPYRIGHT MATTERS, SEE OUR COPYRIGHT POLICY.What happens when Explore Local Music receives a valid report?
Once you have submitted a completed Abuse Report, we will review the reported account, including the links to the material you would like us to investigate. If the account is in violation of our policies, we will take action, ranging from warning the user up to permanently suspending the account. We will only contact you regarding your report if we require additional information to make a decision and we will only take action on content that violates our General Terms and Conditions, the Abuse Policy, or another applicable policy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWho can report abusive behaviour on the Site?
In order to investigate reports of abusive behaviour, violent threats or a breach of privacy, we need to be in contact with the actual person affected or their authorized representative. We are unable to respond to requests from uninvolved parties regarding those issues to mitigate the likelihood of false or unauthorized reports. If you are not an authorized representative but you are in contact with the individual, encourage the individual to file a report.Can Explore Local Music give me another user’s information?
If someone has communicated a violent threat to you via the Site that you feel is credible, contact law enforcement so they can accurately assess the validity of the threat. Websites do not have the ability to investigate and assess a threat, bring charges or prosecute individuals. If contacted by law enforcement directly, we can work with them and provide the necessary information for their investigation of your issue.
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