At Indiefy we strive to provide the best service possible. We can best do this if our users work according to our guidelines as well. However, sometimes we recognize suspicious activities on our platform and therefore we have implemented a strike system to assure high-quality content and service. Strikes are sort of a disciplinary warning: it is our way of telling an artist that they have committed a very serious offense violating our terms and conditions.
Sometimes it happens that users send in a song that is clearly the work of another artist. We can recognize this by matching it in our cloud. This violates our terms and conditions, therefore we will contact the artist and ask whether they are aware of this. A takedown of the music will be required.
When the user uses an image of a popular artist, or to take advantage of this artist (this strike is for those artists that do not have a high profile but affect the real artist) this strike can use it when the user uses the famous artist as ft artist too, in this cases we can Reopen the releases for copyright and warning that the use of this artist name as ft is not allowed and needs to fix it. If he doesn't fix it we will provide him a strike for this reason.
Whenever we recognize one of these cases mentioned above, or we consider your material to be risky content, we will contact the user and ask for validation, proof of copyright, or in very obvious cases change of name. The user receives a second chance to release music according to the guidelines but if the user refuses to work with us, we reserve the right to terminate his account, delete all prior activity at Indiefy and block the user from using our services again.