theaudience.co.nz is the ultimate music discovery machine, a socially interactive and engaging music website that specifically focuses on unreleased songs and supporting up-and-coming New Zealand artists.
Below you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions, which will help you to make the most of being on theaudience.co.nz.
How do I register to use theaudience.co.nz? You can sign in at any time by clicking the link at the top-left corner of the page, using your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account.
Why do I have to sign in with a social network account? This allows you to make the most of the capabilities of theaudience.co.nz. With a few clicks, you can share artists, tracks and your own playlists created on theaudience.co.nz via social networking platforms.
Encouraging sharing not only enables you to let your friends know of your favourite artists and tracks, but it also helps you discover new music via your friends, who may be sharing their favourite artists and tracks as well.
What is the Discover button? The Discover button is curated by us and is an ever-changing list of tracks that we think are interesting and that will appeal to a wide variety of people on theaudience.co.nz.
How do I create a playlist? You can create, name and save playlists on theaudience.co.nz. The playlists can be posted on your social media pages or anywhere else you want them to be seen. Voting for your favourite ‘unreleased’ track also automatically adds it your playlist.
How do I download music from theaudience.co.nz? Music is not for sale on theaudience.co.nz, but an artist can make a track available for download - to all users, or only for their fans. By clicking on a track page you'll see the download option, if it's avaialble.
How do I become a fan of an artist? Simply navigate to the artist’s page and click ‘Become a Fan’ at the top of their profile.
How do I embed tracks and playlists on my own website? On theaudience.co.nz you will find embedding codes wherever you see a 'Share' button. The different types of players can be viewed in demonstration here, and they can be seen in action at publicaddress.net here.
Tutorial video: Still unsure? Try watching our helpful user tutorial video, and if you've still got questions feel free to send us an email on .
Who can register as an Artist on theaudience.co.nz? theaudience.co.nz is free to use and open to everyone. If you are an artist and want to put your tracks up you will need to be either living in New Zealand, or if offshore, a New Zealand citizen.
How do I sign up? Head to http://www.theaudience.co.nz/ and register, using an existing Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account. Then you need to hit the button that says CREATE ARTIST and away you go.
Once you have done this you can upload as many tracks as you like – either to be streamed, available for download by anyone, or available for download by your fans. All tracks must be uploaded in .wav format.
Add your artwork, any biographies or other information you feel like adding, connect to your social media feeds, and you are ready to go. Because we want to provide the best quality experience we can - and if you are uploading more than one track we highly recommend you use different artwork for each track. Then your tracks will stand out from each other, and it keeps the website visually interesting.
Tutorial video: Still unsure? Try watching our helpful Artist Tutorial video, and if that doesn’t answer your questions email us on .
The legal bit: At all times Artists retain complete ownership and control over their material. We only have non-exclusive rights to do what we promise to do and what you allow us to do, and then only for as long as you want it to happen. You can upload and remove tracks and other details whenever you want, there are no catches. It really is as simple as that, we are only here to help. Why are we doing this? Because we love you.
In a sense we are asking to broadcast your material. You, the Artist retain complete control and ownership of your music, and your artwork, your biographical details and anything else you post (together called “Your Material”), on theaudience.co.nz (“the Service”). So…
By clicking “I agree” you are entering into a contract with us where you agree:-
To grant to us a non-exclusive world-wide free use licence in Your Materials, for the duration of the copyright that allows us:
- to store and reproduce Your Materials either in full or in part on the Service wherever it may be situated and in all media now existing or that may arise in the future;
- to broadcast, transmit, electronically communicate, disseminate or otherwise provide to users access to Your Material;
- permit or refrain from allowing users to listen to and or view all or a portion of Your Materials;
- to permit users, if you have agreed to this separately, to download, store or copy Your Materials directly from our site;
- to use Your Materials in publicity and promotion,
- to supply your Materials to our partner broadcasters and the independent radio stations for the Chart Show.
- develop and maintain the service at our expense;
- actively promote the service and New Zealand music; and
- keep you informed as to User activity.
Your promises to us:
You warrant undertake and agree that:-
YOU ARE FREE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND ARE EITHER THE SOLE LEGAL AND BENEFICIAL OWNER OR CONTROLLER OF ALL RIGHTS GRANTED OR HAVE OBTAINED ALL NECESSARY CONSENTS OF ANY NATURE WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED FROM THIRD PERSONS TO ALLOW US TO EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
NO MATERIALS PROVIDED BY YOU TO US UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MUSICAL WORKS, SOUND RECORDINGS, ARTWORK AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, NOR ANY USE OF SUCH MATERIALS BY US SHALL VIOLATE ANY LAW OR INFRINGE UPON OR VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY US AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGE, COST OR EXPENSE INCLUDING REASONABLE LAWYER’S FEES PAID OR INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE WARRANTIES.
Fair Play - the site is pretty resilient but no doubt one or two of you will try to beat the system. Activities like using multiple accounts to vote or repeatedly playing the same track are in our view cheating and we have systems in place to alert us to this type of carry on. Just understand this, if we find anyone cheating we will take whatever action we deem appropriate, and if you don't like it then you are welcome to leave. Our decision will be final, no rights of appeal exist, this is not the playground, this is the real world.
The risk: YOU UNDERSTAND THAT UPON YOUR MATERIALS BEING POSTED ON OUR SITE VISITORS TO OUR SITE WILL BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO, REPRODUCE, DOWNLOAD (if you have agreed to allow this), ADAPT OR OTHERWISE DEAL IN THE COPYRIGHTS ATTACHED TO AND EMBODIED IN YOUR MATERIALS AND WE HAVE NO RIGHTS, INTERESTS OR CONTROL OVER HOW REPRODUCTIONS OF YOUR MATERIALS ARE USED, ADAPTED OR DISSEMINATED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH A SECURITY MECHANISM TO HINDER FURTHER COPYING OF YOUR MATERIAL. What this means is that we run open source people, we have no DRM.
Groups: In the event that the Artist comprises more than one member each member acknowledges that each member is individually contracted to us and that references to the Artist in this Agreement shall be deemed to refer to each member and that all obligations on the part of the Artist in the Agreement are joint and several obligations on the part of each member.
Labels, managers and groups: If you are a manager or a label or the Artist you represent is a group then you agree and warrant that you are authorised to act on behalf of the Artist and that the warranties as set out in this agreement apply to you as if you are the Artist.
The law: The Governing Law of this Agreement is New Zealand.
Who are we? theaudience.co.nz is wholly New Zealand owned and operated by Amplifier Holdings Limited. We can be found at:
519 New North Road
PO Box 56 545