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The Legalities...

Use of Music/Royalties:

Privacy Policy

Refund/Return Policy

Delivery Policy

Contact Information

Use of Music/Royalties - Summary:

  1. Whisperings is 100% artist-owned, and belongs to the artists you hear on the program.
  2. All artists on the program license their original music to Whisperings on a royalty-free basis.
  3. We don't play cover tunes, only original piano music (or arrangements of public domain hymns or Christmas tunes) provided to us royalty-free by the copyright holder.
  4. Artists on Whisperings voluntarily waive any representation by SoundExchange, the RIAA, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, SOCAN, GEMA, APRA, JASRAC or any other performing rights organization as it relates to having their music played on Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio. Bottom line, that simply means that the artists (copyright holders) have licensed their music for use to us royalty-free.
  5. View the license agreement every Whisperings artists signs.

The Details:

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:

  1. CD Sales and Downloads: CD sales and/or paid music downloads come by listeners either clicking on the "Buy" link for a particular song/artist in the music player or, when that's not available, buying via a link in our CD Store or by searching for the artist's CDs on the Internet. In either case, the listener is buying direct from the artist, not Whisperings. Whisperings does not receive income from CD Sales or paid music downloads. The role of Whisperings is to introduce listeners to our artist's music, and then provide a means by which the listener can buy direct from the artist. Whisperings makes NO MONEY from an artists sale of a CD or download.
  2. Donations from listeners: Listeners will sometimes donate funds to help offset the costs of operating this broadcast. Those costs are significant. All donations are rolled back into paying for the costs of operating this broadcast.
  3. Whisperings PureStream Subscriptions: Listeners can subscribe to a more diverse, higher quality version of our program for 30/year. The income generated by subscriptions goes back into covering the costs of operating this broadcast.
  4. Advertising: We don't run many paid ads on-air, but we are always looking for sponsors to help us grow that fit within the context of the program and might appeal to our listeners. For example, ads for piano dealerships, piano products and web sites and other products that seem natural to advertise to a piano-listening audience.

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.

Privacy Policy

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:

  1. Cookies: Our site collects cookies to keep track of your shopping cart should you opt to purchase a subscription, make or donation, or purchase one of the official Whisperings CDs. So if you "Add" something to the cart, we use cookies to track that and to keep the appropriate items in your cart.
  2. Your IP Address: We use IP addresses only on rare occasions to help diagnose connection problems from our listeners to our server or your particular subscription account should it become necessary to troubleshoot.
  3. Customer Personal Information: We only collect personal information if you place an order via our web site. That information is saved to serve you and your account or subscription, but is used ONLY for that purpose and is never shared with anyone else.
  4. Credit Card Information: We use third party shopping cart systems (1ShoppingCart.com and PayPal.com) to manage all customer orders and subscriptions. All credit card information saved to those systems is encrypted and secure. We have no access whatsoever to your information in your personal PayPal account (aside from your email address to connect our service to your PayPal account) and while we do have access to customer information submitted via our credit card shopping cart system, all credit card data is secured and encrypted. Credit Card information is saved on a secure server for 30 days in the event that a refund is requested. For recurring orders, credit card information is saved beyond 30 days on an encrypted level... even we cannot see the credit card information... only the last four digits for reference purposes.
  5. Email Addresses: Customers can opt to subscribe to the Whisperings newsletter, but we will never add you to that on our own. Once you subscribe to that mailing list, you can opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter, or by sending a request to solopianoradio@gmail.com. For email addresses that are provided to us during the order process for subscriptions or for official Whisperings CD orders, we may contact you to request feedback or to connect with you regarding a situation with your account (such as it being time to renew or to confirm sign up and or cancellation). We will also, periodically send out emails to subscribers regarding new benefits/features available to them. These emails can be opted out of by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email notice or by sending a request to solopianoradio@gmail.com.
  6. Third Party Sites: Our web site contains links to third party sites... in particular, the web sites of participating Whisperings Artists. We are not responsible for the privacy policy of these web sites.

Refund/Return Policy

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 solopianoradio@gmail.com

Delivery Policy

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 solopianoradio@gmail.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.

Contact Information

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 solopianoradio@gmail.com. If you need technical assistance/customer support, you can also visit our FAQ page which answers common questions and problems.

Our mailing address is:

Whisperings Radio
P.O. Box 116
Junction City OR 97448