Uvumi Is A Music Discovery For New Artists

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We all love music discovery sites, especially ones that don’t have the same old tired artists on there. Uvumi is a new site where groups can upload their music and all sorts of bells and whistles that can help them be found by new potential fans. With the ability to make electronic press kits and other cool tools it looks to be a great site to put your music on.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Musical Watchdog

    Once again we have a new company that unfortunately has some hostile info in their Terms of Service.
    At first it seems the information/songs you provide are revocable at your discretion. However, this flag pops up later which pretty much hands over all power over your uploaded info to Uvumi for eternity. This kind of language is also a red flag in recording contracts.
    Perhaps it is the wording, but it sure seems like a blanket license to me:
    “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, you acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your account or ANY OTHER INFORMATION or attributes associated with your account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your account or any other information or attributes associated with your account are and shall FOREVER be owned by and inure to the benefit of Uvumi LLC.”
    (“Notwithstanding anything to the contrary” – means “this new part replaces all the other parts we just said earlier as the rules of the contract”)
    Then later there is this:
    “You agree that you have no right or title in or to any content that appears in the Site or any attributes associated with your account or stored in the Site.”
    Um…what about YOUR uploaded content stored on the site? Looks as if you just lost it here again… If they aren’t talking about your content, then they need to state this. Otherwise it seems like you just handed all your material away.