Cookie Policy


UPDATED MAY 24, 2021

Cookies Policy
This Cookies Policy describes how cookies and similar technologies are used on certain of our owned or controlled websites and web properties (e.g., widgets and applications) that contain or link to this Cookies Policy (such websites and web properties are referred to herein collectively and individually as the “Site”). By using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Cookies Policy.  Please refrain from visiting the Site or alternatively, please disable cookies and similar technologies (as explained below) if you do not wish cookies to be stored or accessed on your computer or mobile device. We may change this Cookies Policy at any time.  Please look at the top of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookies Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookies Policy available on or through the Site.

What is a Cookie?
A real cookie is a small pleasant-looking snack made with sugar and sometimes infused with chocolate chips, nuts, or some other treat, but that’s not important right now… Unfortunately, you cannot eat the cookies from our website. A cookie is a text-only string of information that the Site’s server transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer or other device so that the Site’s server can read and retrieve the contents of that cookie.  Cookies do not usually record your name or any information identifying individual users.

How we use Cookies
We currently use both session and persistent cookies on our sites. Below are the major cookies used, where the relevant features are enabled on a particular Site.

  • WordPress – to optimize the use of website content by users (more info).
  • Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp – to help users register with our services via their Facebook account, Like or Share website content to the Facebook platform, and display content from Facebook (more info).
  • Twitter – to display content from Twitter and allow users to connect with the artist’s Twitter accounts; to quickly share information via the Twitter social network without having to log into Twitter multiple times (more info).
  • YouTube – to display video content in embedded players from YouTube (more info).
  • SoundCloud – to display audio content in embedded players from SoundCloud (more info).
  • Social Warfare – to enable users to share website content on a variety of social and content networks (more info).
  • Google– to enable users to be shown search or YouTube advertising relevant to the artist site they have visited and web analytics (more info).
  • Tumblr– to display content from Tumblr (more info).
  • PayPal – to recognize a user as a PayPal customer; customize PayPal services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; collect information about a user’s computer or other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud and promote trust and safety (more info).
  • Adobe Flash Player – to improve the user experience and to save preferences (more info).
  • SmartURL – we may use SmartURL to rebrand some links to our Sites properties as well as the websites of our third-party partners to which our Sites link. SmartURL provides anonymized, aggregated statistics relating to use of a shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on. We do not have access to the IP address of a user’s computer collected by SmartURL when a user uses its service. SmartURL does not have any access to data collected on our Sites.
  • Mailchimp – to improve the way we communicate with users via email (more info).
  • Aweber – to improve the way we communicate with users via email (more info).
  • Haulix – to service new music to our contacts, and receive feedback about their receipt and or usage or distribution of said music (more info).
  • Bitly – to provide anonymized, aggregated statistics relating to use of a shortened URL, for example by telling us how many times it has been clicked on (more info).
  • Third-party advertisers on our websites or web properties may use cookies and other technologies in their advertisements for statistical purposes; we have no control over cookies placed on our websites or web properties by third parties

Refusing Cookies on the Site
If you do not want your personal information collected using cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies or gives you the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. Information about the procedure you are required to follow to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen.  You may wish to refer to for information on commonly used browsers.  Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended. We want you to know how to get rid of these tracking cookies if you like. Therefore we provide User Choice and list links to pages where you can manage the cookies:

If you want to clean out all tracking cookies from all your websites, here are links where you can download three programs created by un-affiliated third parties that can clean out tracking cookies: