The Airstage story all began when Michael Aissaoui (Mike Ice), as an investment banker, while on vacation was exploring the beautiful Shan village, Myanmar, in South-East Asia. He heard an incredible 17-year-old boy singing and playing guitar on the street. It was impossible not to linger and enjoy the authentic sound of this live performance. While listening to the almost effortlessly played music, Mike realized that once he catches his plane home, he will never be able to hear it again.
Mike’s business trip ended, and he had to head back to his country. A few weeks went by, but the thought of never hearing the kid’s music gave him no rest. He thought the world is full of great musicians who remain unknown. However, the music industry focuses on profit. Talented people, such as the boy Mike had accidentally found, are usually left undiscovered for life. He had to do something about it!
As Mike traveled, he thought about the fact that he didn’t have any cash to give to the young Artist; here the idea of Airstage was born. Mike thought of a way to show support to Artists with a cashless tipping system from his phone, that could be used anywhere at anytime.
That was in 2016… In 2017 he quit everything to develop Airstage into what it is today.
Today with the pandemic this mission is even more important for the entire live entertainment industry to survive. Airstage can help no only this talented artist, but any performing artist on Earth.
2017: In Burma Mike sees a young Artist performing and has a revelation!
2018: Mike goes to Berlin to Create the concept AIRSTAGE!
2019: Mike makes proof of concept in Milian, London, and in Paris Meets Jay Golden to take Airstgae to the next level.
2020: Airstage builds its global team, and moves to Los Angeles for its global launch!
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Welcome to Airstage® brought to you by Airstage® Inc. In the following text, when we refer to a User we mean You – the individual, using our Services. These Terms set out important information regarding the rights, obligations and restrictions that may apply to You as a User. Namely, when You access our Website and/or access, use or download the Airstage® App, App (or simply called App) available on Devices, and use any Services offered in conjunction with the App or Website. You should understand that by using our Website or by installing our App, You agree to be bound by these Terms. These Terms constitute a legal and enforceable contract between You and Airstage® Inc. If You do not agree with these Terms, abandon the registration process and do not use or install our Website or App. In the version of our App a User may register as either an Artist, a Fan or a Venue. For further information, please refer to the following definitions listed below:
1.1. Airstage® The mobile and web services we offer to our users;
1.2. Website Located at https://www.airstage.co/;
1.3. Airstage® App The Airstage® Mobile Application;
1.4. Devices Smart phones and tablets, and/or computers – desktop or laptop;
1.5. Artist User – musician, band, DJ, dancer, performer, etc. that can be booked to perform at an Event or supported;
1.6. Fan User – an individual or business that can book artist/s to perform at an event or can follow artists;
1.7. Event A happening, which involves the booking of an artist by a user to perform at an event for;
1.8. Venue An in-doors place where the Event is performed;
1.9. (Total) Fee A Fee; The amount payable by the user to finalize the artist/s booking; constitutes of an Artist Fee plus a Service Fee;
1.10. Artist Fee Equals the fee payable to the artist/s;
1.11. Service Fee Equals the fee payable to Airstage®.
We, us, our; Airstage®
You, your; artist, fan
Airstage® will not provide any technical support, maintenance or any other services for the App. Still, if You experience issues and You would like to inform us about them, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com
You may not:
You agree to provide Airstage® with feedback regarding the App consisting of, without limitation, Your suggestions, comments or any other feedback, whether it is required or provided on a voluntary basis (Feedback). If You decide to provide Airstage® with any Feedback, as part of the testing and evaluation of the App, You agree that: (a) Airstage® may freely use, disclose, reproduce, license, distribute and otherwise commercialize Your Feedback in any Airstage® product, specification or other documentation; and (b) You will not give Airstage® any Feedback (i) that You have reason to believe is subject to any patent, copyright, or other intellectual property claims, or right of any third party; or (ii) that is subject to licence terms that seek to require any Airstage® product incorporating or derived from any Feedback, or other Airstage® intellectual property, to be licensed to or otherwise shared with any third party. Feedback can be provided by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the survey that was shared with You in your welcome email sent by us.
Once the booking request has been accepted by the artist, saved on the system and made visible, amendments can still be made, however cancellations may result in a penalty. Penalties and cancellations are discussed in more details further in this policy.
Failure to do so will result in a bad rating and review for the artist, which will have a negative effect and overall decrease the chance of appearing in our artist discovery searches on the Airstage® App.
As compensation to the user Airstage® will recommend or attempt to provide a replacement artist for the already scheduled event.
If the artist cancels within 7 calendar days of the event date, this will result in a bad rating and review, weakened appearance in our artist discovery searches on the Airstage® App, as well as temporary or permanent suspension from all Airstage services.
The same applies in the case of a “No-show” or “Late arrival”. Airstage reserves the right to permanently suspend the artist from using all Airstage services if two or more “No-show” or “Late arrival” are associated with the artist’s Airstage® App account.
Failure to do so will result in a bad rating and review for the user, which will have a negative effect and overall limitation of the searchability and discoverability options offered by the Airstage® App.
As compensation to the artist Airstage® will attempt to provide a replacement performance for the already scheduled event date.
If the user cancels within 7 calendar days of the event date, this will result in a bad rating and review, overall limitation of the searchability and discoverability options offered by the Airstage® App, as well as temporary or permanent suspension from all Airstage® services.
The same applies in the case when the booking has automatically been canceled by the system due to insufficient funds in the user’s payment card and failure to provide a new payment method. The user is deemed responsible in such a scenario.
Below you can see a recap of the aforementioned:
|More than 7 calendar days prior to the event date||Artist||The artist has to find a suitable replacement act for the user. Only if successful, and the substitute act is approved by the user, there will be no penalty.|
|Failure to find a substitute act – a bad rating and review for the artist, as well as weakened appearance in artist discovery searches on the Airstage® App.|
|User, booking the artist||The user has to offer another performance to the artist in the following month. Only if the new event date is suitable and the artist accepts the new booking request, there will be no penalty.|
|Failure to offer another performance to the artist – a bad rating and review for the user, as well as overall limitation of the searchability and discoverability options offered by the Airstage® App.|
|Within 7 calendar days of the event date||Artist||Or in the case of “No-show” or “Late arrival” – a bad rating and review, weakened appearance in artist discovery searches on the Airstage App, as well as temporary or permanent suspension from all Airstage ® services.|
|User, booking the artist||Or in the case of automatically cancelled booking by the system due to insufficient funds in the user’s payment card – a bad rating and review, overall limitation of the searchability and discoverability options offered by the Airstage® App, as well as temporary or permanent suspension from all Airstage® services.|
We at Airstage understand that situations beyond our control do happen, such as Force Majeure’ situations. By definition, these can be: “Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disasters), war, terrorist activities, death, illness or other incapacity certified by a properly qualified medical practitioner, epidemic, accident, civil commotion, order of Government or Local Authority having jurisdiction in the matter or changes in law.” In case an artist or user cancels a confirmed event booking due to a Force Majeure’ situation, no penalties are to be applied.
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