About Us

Frequently asked Questions

1. What is Whoozl™?

Whoozl.com is a web-based music streaming platform dedicated to the discovery of indie artists. Indie Artists can upload their music for free and fans can discover music for free.

2. As a new fan how do I use the platform?

Sign up and create an account. Once you receive the confirmation email, log back into www.whoozl.com and create your user profile. Start following artists and discovering great indie music. You can follow artists by discovering them in the Directory or in the HUB.

Be sure to create a playlist of your favourite songs. When you stream a song, it will appear in the HUB. If you like the song, you can use use the Twitter and Facebook share buttons to push your favourite songs to social media. As a fan you can use the platform to help your favourite indie artists build their fanbase and discover new music.

3. Can I find music by genre?

Yes, artists can be found and sorted by broad genre categories in the Directory.

4. What’s the HUB all about?

The HUB provides a way to watch music discovery. The HUB shows the listening habits of the fans who follow the same artists that you follow. It shows the real time listening habits as well as how many times a song has been played and how many times a song has been added to a playlist. Fans can also leave comments on a song and artists can reply to those comments.

The HUB provides a way to introduce you to artists you may not have discovered on your own. Everyone on the HUB has similar taste in music.

In the HUB you can add a song to your playlist, and tell friends about it on Facebook and Twitter and buy a song on iTunes

The HUB is not just a listening experience for users, it is designed for users to be tastemakers and career influencers…..more to come on that a little later.

5. Can other users see my playlist?

No. Only you can see your playlist and your profile. We never want our usersto be bullied online because of their taste in music.

6. How do the Charts work?

The charts show the top 25 songs listened to on the Whoozl™ platform. It is updated every Monday morning.

7. How do artists get their picture on the HOME PAGE?

The spots on the home page will eventually be paid for ads. In the meantime, it is free, and we have the more popular artists on a rotation. We update the rotation regularly.

8. How do you select the Featured Artist?

The Whoozl™ management team selects the Front Page monthly featured artist based on the artist’s music and their support of the platform.

9. How do new artists get discovered?

When a new artist signs up, their music is displayed on the HUB to ensure they receive good visibility. It is also displayed on the right-hand side of a fan’s playlist to encourage fans to listen to newly added music.

10. Can I sell merchandise or advertise my events?

Yes, if you wish to advertise upcoming events or sell your merchandise, just click the three vertical buttons on the menu and follow the prompts. Your events will be displayed on your artist profile as well as the HUB. These features are free on Whoozl™. 100% of the profits from merchandise goes directly to the artist.

11. As an artist should I put all my music on the site?

That’s really a personal decision. The platform is about music discovery and you can get discovered with one song.

12. How does an artist get paid?

At the moment we are beta and are non-revenue generating. We expect to be Alpha in early 2019. We pay for licenses to stream in Canada, US and the UK and we report streams based on their reporting requirements. We abide by the rules set by the P.R.O.’s.

As long as an artist is registered with a Performing Rights Organization, they will get paid every time a song is streamed once we are revenue generating. Artists must belong to a P.R.O. to receive their payment. Examples of Performing Rights Organizations are SOCAN, BMI, ASCAP SESAC etc. Whoozl™ reports to the P.R.O.s and the P.R.O.s distribute the money based on our revenue and their revenue sharing models. While we are beta we do not have revenue.

To compensate for being beta and non-revenue generating, we have added a tip jar for artists. With the tip jar the money goes directly to your pay pal account.

13. Is the music censored?

No, our music is not censored. Some content is not appropriate for young audiences.

14. Can my music be taken down for copyright infringement?

Absolutely. If you did not compose the music yourself, record and produce it yourself, or write the lyrics you could be in violation of copyright infringement. The best way to avoid copyright infringement is to ensure you don’t use material that was originally created by someone else. If they created it, they own it. If you want to use it, get the necessary permission or seek legal advice.

15. Do I still own my music if I put it on Whoozl™?

Absolutely and you can take your music down at anytime. We have a limit of 20 songs so some artists are always switching up their music.

16. Why should I put my music on www.whoozl.com

Whoozl™ levels the playing field for artists. Your music has a better chance of being discovered because we are a site dedicated to indie artists and you aren’t competing with the big names for listeners and new music is constantly circulated to the Users. Whoozl™ makes it easy to build and engage with an audience. We promote our indie artists on Facebook and Twitter regularly for free!!! Our artists promote each other so fan bases can grow faster than on other sites.

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