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DAMP-VSEP: Smule Digital Archive of Mobile Performances - Vocal Separation

Smule, Inc

This dataset contains audio content for performing vocal separation research. It contains performances with (1) backing tracks, (2) one or more isolated vocals files, and (3) a mixture of the two. This is a real-world dataset from performances on the Smule app, which includes non-linear effects processes on the mixture of vocals and backing track. The dataset contains data from 155 countries, 36 languages, 6456 artists, and 11494 compositions.

Users of this dataset must read and accept Smule's Research Data License Agreement (LICENSE.txt).

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This RESEARCH DATA LICENSE AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made and entered into by
and between:

(1) Smule, Inc., a company constituted under the laws of the State of Delaware, with an address at 139 Townsend Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States ("Smule"); and

(2) the researcher who wishes to access the DAMP dataset archives and agrees to its terms (the "Researcher") (together the "Parties" and the "Party" shall be construed accordingly).

The Parties AGREE as follows:


The following definitions apply herein:

"Applicable Data Protection Law" means all applicable foreign and domestic laws, orders and regulations relating to privacy and data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) ("GDPR"), along with any national transposing measures, secondary legislation (including European Commission decisions) adopted under, and any case law interpreting the foregoing.

"Platform" means archives of Smule Data hosted by Smule, or in other locations such as the Digital Archive of Mobile Performances (DAMP) portal hosted by the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) ( and Smule data deposits hosted by Zenodo (

"Smule Data" means personal data of Smule users, user content, songs, lyrics or composition data uploaded, created or stored on the Platform, applications or website to be provided by Smule to Researcher or otherwise accessed by Researcher through the Platform, applications or website.

"Use" means downloading, copying, or examining all or any portion of the Smule Data.


2.1 This Agreement explains the framework for the sharing of Smule Data in the context of the Digital Archive of Mobile Performances (DAMP) dataset archives. In consideration of making DAMP available, Smule Data may be used for research and education purposes in accordance with this Agreement (the "Purpose").

2.2 Each party acts as a "controller" (as defined in the GDPR) with respect to the Smule
Data which it processes for the Purpose.

2.3 For the avoidance of doubt the Parties confirm, with respect to the Smule Data, that (i)
they not joint controllers within the meaning of Article 26 of the GDPR; and (ii) each Party is independently responsible for their compliance with Applicable Data Protection Law.


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Researcher agrees it will not:
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Smule Data, or create derivatives of the Smule Data.

3.6 Except as authorized by this Agreement, Researcher shall not sell, license, sublicense,
publish, display, distribute, disclose, or otherwise transfer, directly or indirectly, the Smule Data, any copy thereof, or any access thereto, in whole or in part, to any third party without Smule's prior written consent.

3.7 Researcher shall not share or publish Smule Data, including any personal data such as
user IDs and/or passwords, for accessing, viewing, or downloading DAMP.

3.8 Researcher agrees to attribute and acknowledge use of the Smule Data by including
attribution in any publication that results from or relies upon any Smule Data in the following form: Smule, Inc. (2019). DAMP-VSEP: Smule Digital Archive of Mobile Performances - Vocal Separation (Version 1.0.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.

Researcher, at its option, may provide error reports, notes, and recommendations regarding the Smule Data to Smule. 

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Each Party will impose appropriate contractual obligations on those of its personnel, agents, or subcontractors who it authorises to access DAMP and Smule Data, including obligations regarding confidentiality, data protection and data security.


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and exclusive jurisdiction of the California courts. Nothing contained in this section shall  preclude either Party from seeking or obtaining preliminary injunctive relief pending resolution of the dispute in issue.

7.3 This Agreement does not create any agency or partnership relationship. Any failure to
enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Researcher shall not assign or otherwise transfer the Smule Software, the Smule Data, the Smule Confidential Information, or this Agreement to anyone, including any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity or third party as part of the sale of any portion of its business or pursuant to a change of control, without Smule's prior written consent.

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