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IQzic is a music discovery ecosystem that allows social games, group discovery, and crowd curated playlists.
Phase I of IQzic is simply a place where leading edge listeners and fans will gather.
Phase II IQzic offers three unique advantages to artists (later 2015):
We at IQzic are very excited to connect artists to their fans with as little friction as possible. To make sure we do it right, we will introduce IQzic in a phased rollout. At launch, IQzic will only work with existing YouTube videos. This first phase will help us identify the kinds of artists our users want to hear. In the second phase, we'll work to bring in the artists who match the preferences of the user base, and IQzic will introduce its artist-funding feature.
We don't charge mandatory membership or transaction fees for discovering new music through IQzic.
In the second phase of our launch, fans will be able to purchase an artist's limited-edition demo, which comes with a numbered personalized copy of the finished track when the artist reaches their fundraising goal. IQzic will always notify you before charging your account.
Currently, artists upload their videos to YouTube and make sure they tag them for their appropriate genre(s). IQzic then pulls videos from YouTube based on genre. In the second phase of our launch (mid-2015), artists will be able to also upload their audio/video to IQzic to potentially obtain funding.
These are the Music IQ basics:
The playoff is a competitive way for fans to discover and support new music. You pick the genre, set the date to start, and make it public to invite everyone, or private for just those you care to play against. You and your friends compete to discover the most successful new songs during the period of the playoff. The better your songs do, the higher your Music IQ will rise, and the player with the highest Music IQ wins the playoff.
One of our goals was to create a place where you can comfortably discover music. This means you can do things that show up for all to share, which we refer to as 'Public', and includes creating public playoffs that anyone can join. All tunes that you IQ show up in your personal IQzic area for all to see and share.
You also can create a 'Private' playoff that is invitation. Anyone in a private playoff can invite anyone else prior to start. All tunes IQ'd in a private playoff are only visible to those in that playoff. That said, your overall IQ score does factor in the tunes IQ'd, and everyone can see your overall IQ score that is attached to your 'Public' name.
Your 'Public' name is visible to anyone who you are not friends with, including those who opted to follow you. Your real name is only visible to your friends, and mostly used to allow them to find you on the platform.
Playoffs that do not offer monetary prizes are open to fans of all ages. For playoffs that do offer monetary prizes, the minimum age varies between 18 and 21, depending on which state you live in.
Currently it is optional. You can log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, or directly with IQzic. In the future, depending upon YouTube Policy, it may be required that you provide access to that account.
Your profile page contains your username, your real name and a public name and is only visible to you. Your IQzic friends will be able to see your real name, but it's up to you whether your music picks, friends, influencers, and followers appear to the wider community under your username, public name, or your real name. The default priority is if a public name is provided, the system will display it first to anyone with which you are not connected.
Yes, you can! Keep in mind that the song's contribution to your Music IQ is relative to the playoff and time when it was IQ'd, and will not be the same in each playoff. But re-using a song in another playoff will not affect the record of when you first committed to it. That is, you can still claim for example, about being the 7th fan to get behind the song.
To maintain the fair and competitive spirit of the playoffs, we encourage you to not open multiple accounts on IQzic. Anyone running more than one account will be deleted from our system. If you've forgotten your login info, contact us and we'll get it sorted out.
Generally yes. Any playoff that offers a prize, financial or otherwise, is subject to the laws of the country and/or state you live in. Unfortunately, some countries and states are not cool with contests like IQzic, and we respect that. Even if you can't participate in prize playoffs, you can still use IQzic to discover and support new music by buying demos and boosting your Music IQ.
There will also be geographic content licensing restrictions for YouTube and other third-party content providers, and as such, the availability of content to any particular country depends on the underlying licensing restrictions.
Because some playoffs may involve monetary disbursements, we have to be able to confirm that IQzic is abiding by all state and federal regulations. This means we have to stay aware of things like age or geographic restrictions, which require us collecting some of your personal data. We promise IQzic will only use your specific personal information to conduct and administer IQzic-related business.
A Golden ring player is someone who has made an outstanding and remarkable contribution to IQzic's, either by sharing ideas, experience, or financial support. It is our way of acknowledging and thanking them.