Whisperings is owned by the artists you hear on the program. The artists are in charge. The broadcast is operated by the artists, and the artists are directly involved in making the show what it is.
All of the music you hear on Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio is played with the direct permission of the artist/composer and copyright holder. In fact, the only "cover tunes" you'll hear on Whisperings are public domain works (such as Pachelbel's Canon in D). Every other song is an original work, licensed to us royalty-free, for broadcast on this program. For those interested, feel free to read the license agreement every Whisperings artist signs. In this license, artists waive representation by BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the RIAA or SoundExchange as it relates to having their music played on Whisperings. Why would an artist allow us to play their music royalty-free? Because Whisperings is more than just a radio program, it's a community of piano artists. We play concerts together, trade gigs with each other, exchange ideas and pool our resources. Whisperings is an artist partnership, with the common goal of promoting a particular brand of piano music to an extent never done before. Every artist on the program wants to be on the program and freely contributes their music to this effort. We want to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
Income generated by Whisperings comes in four ways:
The most important thing to Whisperings and our artists is that people have the opportunity to hear and enjoy their musical creations. Most of our artists get very little, if any, airplay anywhere else. If you haven't noticed, you don't hear much solo piano music on commercial radio. That's why we created this promotional outlet.
If you are a solo piano artist interested in submitting your music for consideration, read this.
Whisperings is committed to your privacy. We will never give away or sell your information to anyone else. Any information we collect from listeners/purchasers is used solely by us and no one else. Here are the only circumstances in which we would collect your information:
Whisperings is committed to serving their customers. If you purchase a subscription and wish a refund for that subscription, we will give you a FULL REFUND if requested within 10 days of purchase. The refund will be returned back to the same credit card and/or PayPal account you purchased from. If you request a refund after ten days, a partial, pro-rated refund will be given depending upon how long you've had the subscription. The $30/year subscription price is based on your agreeing to a YEAR term. The monthly term is $5/month, so if you request a refund after three months, then those three months will be treated as three $5 months... totalling $15. So your refund would be the remaining $15 of what you initially paid. Once you have had an account for six months, no refund will be given, because at six months in (at $5/month) you have used up the $30 you initially paid for the subscription. If you purchase an official Whisperings CD from us and wish a refund on that CD purchase, we will happily refund that CD if the CD is returned to us in resellable condition (still with the shrink wrap intact). If a CD is delivered to you damaged, we will happily replace that CD for you at no additional charge. Note that we are not responsible for any artist CDs you purchase from third party web sites... if you purchase a CD directly from an artist, from Amazon.com or any other third party web site, we will have no record of that sale or means to refund that purchase to you... but we will happily provide you with contact information for the third party web site that you purchased from. If you have any questions about refunds and or returns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whisperings is committed to making their customers happy! If you purchase a subscription using the PayPal option, your subscription account will be automatically set up immediately and within just a few minutes you should receive a "Welcome" email that contains all the information you need to log into your account and start tuning in commercial-free. If you purchase a subscription using the credit card option, we will have that set up for you and running within 24 hours (usually much sooner than that). Once the account is set up, we will send you a "Welcome" email that contains all the information you need to log in and tune into Whisperings commercial-free. If you have any trouble receiving that Welcome email, contact us at email@example.com. Note that our "Welcome" emails do get dropped into spam folders on occasion, so if you sign up and do not receive a "Welcome" message from us, you might check your spam folder... it might be there. Either way, if you contact support, we will happily get you up and running. If you purchase an official Whisperings CD from us, expect to receive that in the mail within 7-10 business days if you are in the U.S.A. Please allow longer for overseas orders.
If you have any questions or concerns at all about these policy statements, the practices of this site or your account, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need technical assistance/customer support, you can also visit our FAQ page which answers common questions and problems.
Our mailing address is:
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