Our Content - An Important Overview
SonicHits music videos are all publicly available videos streamed through YouTube's API, in careful compliance with their terms and conditions. To view any SonicHits video on YouTube, simply click the YouTube logo down the bottom right of the video when on a desktop or laptop computer.
All bios, artist information, photographs, album covers and other music information is sourced through last.fm's API. Lyrics displayed on our site are licensed through LyricFind. We pay royalties to LyricFind for every lyric display, including those that fall outside of their database and have been submitted directly to us by our users, so that LyricFind may actively seek to obtain relevant licenses and retroactively compensate the copyright holders appropriately.
It is our first priority to support the artists and writers whose works appear on SonicHits, and to always be respectful of their rights. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us through email to support [at] sonichits.com. We will always act swiftly to remove any content found to be breaching copyright, or if the copyright holder would simply prefer not to have their YouTube videos or lyrics appear on our site.
This policy is intended to implement the procedures set forth in 17 U.S.C. Section 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") for the reporting of alleged copyright infringement. It is the policy of SonicHits.com services (the "Company") to respect the legitimate rights of copyright owners, their agents, and representatives. Users of any part of the Company computing system are required to respect the legal protections provided by applicable copyright law.
The Company's Designated Agent to receive notification of alleged infringement under the DMCA is available through email: support [at] sonichits.com. Upon receipt of proper notification of claimed infringement, Company will follow the procedures outlined herein and in the DMCA.
Complaint Notice Procedures for Copyright Owners
The following elements must be included in your copyright infringement claim:
- An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notice, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notice and Takedown Procedure
Procedure: It is expected that all users of any part of the Company system will comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if the Company receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement it will respond expeditiously by removing, or disabling access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity provided all such claims have been investigated and determined to be valid by Company in Company's sole and absolute discretion. Company will comply with the appropriate provisions of the DMCA in the event a counter notification is received.
Under appropriate circumstances, Company may, in its discretion, terminate authorization of users of its system or network who are repeat infringers.
Accommodation of Standard Technical Measures
It is Company policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures it determines are reasonable under the circumstances, i.e., technical measures that are used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works.