Hey EDM artists: Were you ever just sitting around after a successful gig and wondering, man, I just wish there was a way I could have an Ex-Cops McDonald's experience? Well look no further, because the charmingly named Beatgasm is the place for you. It's a place where you can listen to EDM that's been "expertly curated" by mood and genre and location. And best of all for listeners it's absolutely free! Whoo!
And artists get a lot out of it, too! Like, exposure! And, exposure! And promotion and exposure. Also, exposure. If I keep repeating exposure maybe you won't ask if you get money because you don't. But you know what you do get? Exposure!
Although their terms of service, which they cutely call "Artist Agreement" doesn't mention any guarantees of exposure or even explain how said exposure happens, except presumably by putting your track at the top of its site which you could do on your own website, it does absolutely guarantee you won't get paid or that they are not responsible if someone puts your music up without your consent.
Check out the terms of service. See if you want to agree to this agreement:
1. License. You hereby grant to BEATGASM the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, and fully sublicensable right and license to publicly perform and digitally transmit, with or without the video, in all manner across the BEATGASM platform as now exists and as in the future it evolves (which includes the right to use, display, reproduce, copy, publish, distribute, and make derivative works of in any format, each Recording). You understand that your Recordings will be available to anyone in the world for streaming, downloading, and viewing, and that BEATGASM will NOT be liable for any royalties or fees to you or any third party, including without limitation, any performing rights organization (“PRO”), and you waive any restrictions on use of that Content, including without limitation, any performance complement restrictions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). You are solely responsible for taking all steps necessary to inform any PRO or third party with which you are affiliated regarding this Agreement.
2. Your Warranties and Representations. You represent and warrant that: (a) BEATGASM’s use of the Recordings will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party and BEATGASM will not owe royalties to any party with regard to the use of the Recordings as contemplated herein; and (b) you have all power, authority and capacity to enter into the terms set forth in this Agreement;. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless BEATGASM from and against any and all claims, damages, and expenses arising from any inaccuracy in there representations or your breach of any part of this Agreement.
As usual the record labels are already backing it as "partners," so you know. The old boss and the new boss are the same.