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When you get this error “We were unable to process your audio file ” it means that our current audioprocessor was unable to process your mp3/wav files. It has no use uploading the track again, because our audioprocessor will fail to process it again.

At the moment we are testing out a new audioprocessor which will be able to process virtually any audio file and will support a lot more file types for example: mp2, mp3, wav, aac, aea, aiff, flac, ogg, tta


You can set a download settings for each of your tracks separately to one of these three options:

Public – Anyone can download, even people who are not signed in. (currently not available, will be added in the next demodrop update in sept 2014)

Shared – That means that all demodrop users can download your track, although they have to be signed in to download it.

Friends – All the people that you are following, and all people that are in your contact list (if you imported a contact list) can download your track. People that aren’t your ‘friend’ can request to download your track, you will be notified and can approve or deny the download.

Private – Nobody can download this track except you or the people you send it  to (if you sent it with the download option enabled). if someone wants to download your track they can request it, and you’ll be notified and can approve or deny the download.


You can set a view settings for each of your tracks separately to one of these three options:

Public – That means that anyone can listen to your track. (even people that aren’t signed in)

Shared – Your track is visible to everyone, but only people that are signed in can listen to your track.

Friends – All the people that you are following, and all people that are in your contact list (if you imported a contact list) can see your track.

Private – Nobody can see this track except you or the people you send it  to.


The track type “Original (demo)” is only for tracks originally created  by you.
Do not upload remixes, bootlegs or original tracks created by other artists/producers in this category.

Policy per 1 nov 2016
If you set tracks to “Original (demo)” other than music you’ve originally created yourself will result in a ban for this category, which means that you won’t be able to upload any more tracks of this type or in case of multiple violations even result in termination of your account.


We offer the ability to upload remixes and mashups, but actually a lot of remixes and mashups are infringing copyright of other tracks and/or artists.

This means that when we receive reports about tracks that are infringing copyright(s),  which we do every day, we are forced to take those tracks down, your account receives a penalty and we also block those tracks permanently for future uploading.

If you’ve received multiple penalties related to your account we can close down your DemoDrop account without notice.

The DMCA reports we receive are  done automatically by bots that are crawling the internet for organisations like RIAA and IFPI.

 


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