This may be because your current subscription does not allow reviewing or commenting, to activate this function upgrade to a subscription which includes this facility. For more information see the subscription pages here.
What about copyright and ownership?
As a rule of thumb, as long as you own the copyright for the material you wish to use, or you have permission from the copyright owner, you can upload or embed your material for public performance or downloading. For a more detailed guide to copyright ownership and our terms and conditions please see the copyright page here.
What music, video and images can I upload or embed in my yards control panel?
We currently support HiFi MP3 (64kbps-256kbps), Video formats are .wmv, .flv and .mov including embedded video at a maximum size of W:425xH:350, images are supported in .gif, .jpeg and .png
How do I report inappropriate content?
Video pages, galleries and blogs include a link to the admin PM system which can be used to report any offensive material. When reporting please ensure that you provide us with as much detail as possible quoting the name of the video, image or blog and including the originators name.
Can I embed or upload a video, MP3 or image which may contain offensive or expicit material?
As a general rule No! However, in the case of uploaded or embedded videos, all artists are advised to activate the "explicit content" image in your yards control panel so that viewers are made aware of the video content. Repeated violations will lead to the termination of your artist account.
Advertising and Promotion
How do I pay for my advertisements?
Simply click the advertising banner you wish to purchase and complete the Paypal transaction, your advertisement will be renewed automatically and an email will be sent to notify you 7 days before your next payment is due.
How do I cancel my advertisements?
You may cancel your advertisements at any time during your monthly term, however, refunds for open terms are not available. For more information on cancelling your advertisement term please visit your Paypal account.
Digital Download Sales & Merchandise
How do I use the Vault system?
You can use the Vault system in your Yard to sell MP3's, Videos, PDF files, Zip and many other kinds of digital files. Simply upload your files with a description and a price and they will appear in your yards store for sale, you will be notified by Private Message each time an item is purchased.
When do I get paid for my digital sales?
Each time your sales account reaches $10 this amount is transferred to your Paypal account.
Why is there a minimum sales price and a 10% charge?
This is our standard fee for all sales, CDs,LPs, or other merchandise. You will receive 90% and SKA keeps 10% of the NET amount, i.e GROSS less Paypal transaction fees.
What's the difference between the Store and the Vault system?
The Store allows you to sell physical items such as CD's and merchandise and also allows you to charge for postage and packaging or you can include p&p in your total price. You are responsible for the shipping of the purchased item to the buyer. SKA does not inventory your product. The Vault system is for sales of digital files like MP3's and offers the buyer instant download after a successful transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which features are currently available to citizens?
For a current list of features available to citizens please see Citizens Goodies.
What is a Playlist?
A Playlist is simply an internet radio station "radiocast" and is similar to a PodCast, you can include any artists songs in your Playlist which have been made available to share by each artist. Each citizen has one Playlist available in their control panel, the Playlist is embedded and viewable on every citizens home page.
How do I embed video and images from other sites?
You can embed video and images into your blog entries by pasting the code anywhere in your blog or forum text.
How do I report inappropriate content?
Video pages, galleries and blogs include a link to the admin private message system which can be used to report any offensive material. When reporting please ensure that you provide us with as much detail as possible quoting the name of the video, image or blog and including the originators name.
Can I embed a video, MP3 or image which may contain offensive or expicit material?
Citizens are advised not to embed any material which may be offensive to other users or explicit in nature, in most cases this will lead to the termination of your account.
What is the minimum age for citizenship?
The minimum age for citizenship is 13.
Do not share information online that you would not share offline. Do not meet someone offline that you met online.
Please rest assured that your privacy is very important to us.