MUSIC DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
Between [artiste] & Naijagotit
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Distribution and Metadata
Revenue / Payment
Our Intellectual Property
Service Limitations and Modifications
Term and Termination
1.1 Publisher: Represents the entity that publishes the content provided by the Artist directly into the DSP’s with the Artist consent and approval.
1.2 Artist: Represents the individual that creates, uploads and manages all intellectual material provided to the Publisher.
1.3 DSP: (Digital Service Providers): Entities where the content and metadata is delivered for user consumption and monetization (digital music stores).
1.4 Metadata: Refers to all the data registered into the content, provided by the Artist itself.
1.5 Copyright holder: Refers to the individual (Artist) or party (Label) that owns the master of the recordings.
2. LICENSE TERMS
AGREEMENT made and entered into this herein below date, By and between Naijagotit Inc.
(hereinafter referred to as the “Publisher”) and [Artist Legal Name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Artist”).
The Publisher and Artist agrees as follows concerning the musical composition(s) uploaded to the platform https://Naijagotit.net now referred as the “Recordings” under the Artist’s stage name: [Artist]
Upon the timely occurrence and performance of all material events and obligations required to produce the Album or Single, Artist shall grant to the Publisher the exclusive license to use the name [Artist], and the Artist’s photographic image, in the promotion and distribution of the Release.
For good and valuable consideration by each of the parties hereto given to the other, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, and in consideration of the promises and covenants hereinafter contained, IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
3. DISTRIBUTION PROCESS AND METADATA
1. Distribution process will take between 10-15 days solely depending on DSP’s ingestion time.
2. Publisher will let the Artist know about the distribution status using the following status labels:
a) In-review: Release has been received by Publisher staff and is being currently reviewed and scanned.
b) In-process: Release has been accepted and it has been sent to the correspondent DSP’s. From here Publisher will depend on any DSP ingestion time, Publisher will not take any responsibilities if release suffers any delay. Publisher will follow with supply chain to resolve the delay.
c) Published: Release has been published in all/some DSP’s. Some DSP’s may publish the release after the release date chosen by the artist. Publisher will not take any responsibilities if release suffers any delay. Publisher will follow with supply chain to resolve the delay.
d) Reopen: If release is found with any problem by the Distribution department, it will be reopened. Reasons will be delivered to the artist via email or inside the platform section “My Music”. Delivery time will be reset if reopen status is applied to the respective release, meaning it could NOT be delivered as of the original chosen release date by the Artist.
e) Rejected: If release is found with any problem by the distribution department, remarking copyright, plagiarism or low quality it will be rejected. Meaning reopen status will NOT be issued. Artist will receive one (1) strike for each rejected submission. If the Artist receives a total of two (2) strikes, Publisher will limit the Artist account until the problem is clear.
d) Strike: The Artist can get these strikes when the distribution team finds several copyright issues (stolen song) the user is a fake artist, the user uses famous artists as featuring artist only to take advantage of their popularity on stores.
4. ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES
1. The Artist warrant, represent and undertake to us that:
(a) The Recordings mentioned on this Agreement are the Artist original work and the Artist own the entire right, title and interest in and to the recordings and/or have all necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use and exploit, and to authorize us to use and exploit the Recordings (including without limitation, all necessary rights in respect of the underlying musical compositions embodied in the Recordings) in the manner contemplated by these Terms.
(b) The Recordings (in whole or in part) does not defame third parties or infringe upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights, or rights of privacy of any third parties.
(c) The Artist is solely responsible for any claim or legal action, judicial or extrajudicial, initiated by third parties against the person responsible based on the use of the Recordings.
(d) Copyright claims will be subject to action as mentioned on Section 8 LEGAL ACTIONS.
2. The Copyright shall be registered in the name of the Artist.
3. Artist is responsible to review all release information metadata and audio samples before sending to DSP’s. Publisher will not take any responsibility for wrong metadata being submitted.
4. The artist must wait 30 days after the release approval to request a takedown. Takedown time will solely depend on the DSP after solicited by Publisher.
a) If release reaches 30 days after being published the artist is available to request the takedown of his music. from DSP without any fee, in other cases the takedown fee will be 4.99 USD dollars.
5. Artists will be solely responsible for any bank transfer and third party transaction fees or other charges related to such withdrawals.
5. REVENUE / PAYMENT
Naijagotit will pay Artist eighty five percent (85%) of any Net Royalties received from the authorized Third Party Music Services. “Net Royalties” as used herein means Naijagotit’s actual receipts from the Third Party Music Services for the sale, distribution or other use of your Catalog, deducting any:
(a) tax, bank transfer and PayPal or other payment services transaction fees (if any);
(b) marketplace costs, including without limitation any fees, payments, royalties or other consideration payable by Naijagotit to song aggregators and digital retail stores;
(c) licensing fees and royalties payable to song publishing licensors and compulsory mechanical licensors, as applicable.
Naijagotit shall be solely responsible for tracking and paying any taxes and governmental fees associated with or incurred in exploitation of the Catalog through the Service, including without limitation any tariffs, value-added taxes or governmental fees.
Accounting statements and your Net Royalties will be posted to your Naijagotit user account in a timely fashion after Naijagotit’s receipt thereof. The frequency of sales reports as well as the amount and frequency of payouts totally depends on which stores the music was published in and their cut dates. Furthermore, the region/territory in which it was released and the amount of total streams is a crucial base for the statements. Once payment has been credited to your Naijagotit user account, you will be able to withdraw the outstanding amount at your discretion. Your balance must exceed a minimum of USD 100 as free user and 50 USD for PRO user to withdraw money from your account. You will be solely responsible for any bank transfer and third party transaction fees or other charges related to such withdrawals.
Unless other payment arrangements are made between you and Naijagotit, Naijagotit shall remit payment to you according to the settings in your Naijagotit Dashboard.
6. PUBLISHER RESPONSIBILITIES & RIGHTS
Publisher shall pay to Artist EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT (85%) of net publishing receipts less the deductions taken by the distribution providers.
1. Publisher shall render sales statements to the Artist forty five days after every quarter of the year. (This period (45 days) may vary, it will solely depend on the DSP).
2. a) For FREE users: Artist may only request a payment if the
statement balance is equal to or greater than $100 USD.
b) For PRO users: Artist may only request a payment if the statement balance is equal to or greater than $50 USD.
3. Only the Publisher shall issue licenses and sub-publication rights.
4. Publisher will provide the correspondent ISRC and UPC codes to the Artist when requested by the Artist.
5. Publisher shall deduct from gross publishing receipts (monies received) for the following expenses to the extent that said expenses were actually paid or incurred by the Publisher including, but not limited to, songwriter’s royalties and advances, registration fees, demonstration tapes, lead sheets, arrangements, and all other miscellaneous, fees and expenses incurred in behalf of said composition.
6. Publisher shall be free to make licensing and sub-publication agreements in benefit of the Artist without consulting Artist and upon whatever terms it deems wise or wishes.
7. Publisher will NOT be responsible for copyrighted material uploaded by the Artist. Publisher will use available technology to scan for potential fraud, copyrighted material.
8. Publisher reserves the right to amend, discontinue or terminate our Services under this Agreement, at any time.
Publisher reserves the right to reject or remove any Recordings or Materials from the Stores and our Services, that you have uploaded through the Services. We also reserve the right to terminate your access to the Stores or Services without notice.
This section refers to all services that can be purchased additionally (promotional tools). By accessing Naijagotit Service you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
1. Service Description
Once you purchase our service you will receive an automated email. This email can go to your spam or promotion inbox. In any case you don’t receive it you can contact us in our customer support. The status of the service can be tracked on Naijagotit.net in the section Services. It will take between 3 and 7 working days to be processed. Since the processing of the services that Naijagotit offers are started immediately after purchase, it is not possible to request a refund, unless the Artist does not receive service within 7 working days after purchase.
Artist understands and agrees that the Service purchased may include certain notifications from Naijagotit, such as service announcements, user messages, administrative messages to your personal email for which response is needed to fulfill the services. These communications are considered part of Naijagotit services and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of any message or status of his service. Any purchase made on weekends will be attended to the next following working day.
The service ends when you receive the Spotify link of the playlist where the song that has been chosen for the service was added. We are not responsible if: number of streams or followers does not have any kind of exponential growth. Be aware that these services can vary by the music genre.
You will be available to use these services for releases distributed under Naijagotit.net or by any other distributors.
2. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, or access to the Service.
8. LEGAL ACTIONS
1. Copyright claims issued by third parties or personas will be subject to a full investigation and legal action may be taken against the Artist and/or the Legal Name individual.
2. Following actions will be immediately applied to the Artist after Copyright claim is received and investigated:
a) If Artist is found culpable of his/her actions, Immediate takedown of the Artist’s content will be applied without notice, Artist may be contacted after the action taken via email.
b) If Artist generated royalties with content not being of his own property (Copyrighted content). Artist will NOT be entitled to receive any generated royalties.
We have entered into agreements with different Stores for the purpose of distributing your Recordings. You may choose the Stores you want your Recording to be delivered to (PRO accounts). The agreements that Naijagotit enter with the Stores shall determine the terms on which your Recordings are sold or made available. It might vary from time to time, which Stores Naijagotit has entered into an agreement with. Therefore, Naijagotit cannot guarantee the sale and/or exploitation of the Recordings in any particular Store. Naijagotit assumes no liability if your Recordings are not made available in a particular Store.
Naijagotit assumes no liability for any interruptions, delays, errors or any suspensions of access, reports or payouts, in the Stores, neither in whole nor in part.
When you upload your Recordings and Metadata through the Service, we will send your Recording to the Stores. You can set a date for the release of your Recording. However, each Store determines the delivery time for the distribution of your Recordings. We do not assume liability for the delivery times of the Stores.
10. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Naijagotit Service, including but not limited to, all related technology, data, tools, and design is the property of Naijagotit and its subsidiaries or its licensors. We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable licence to make use of the Naijagotit Service.
The Naijagotit trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, and any other features of the Naijagotit brand are the sole property of Naijagotit and its subsidiaries. The Agreements do not grant you any rights to use any Brand Features whether for commercial or non-commercial use.
We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can improve the Service. If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback (“Feedback”), you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you.
11. SERVICE LIMITATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS
Naijagotit will make reasonable efforts to keep the Naijagotit Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. Naijagotit reserves the right, periodically and at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Naijagotit Service, with or without notice, all without liability to you, except where prohibited by law, for any interruption, modification, or discontinuation of the Naijagotit Service or any function or feature thereof.
12. TERM AND TERMINATION
The terms of this Agreement shall commence and continue (the “Term”) unless terminated by either Party under the Agreements.
Naijagotit FREE: You may at any time request the takedown of your music from Naijagotit. If it has been online longer than 30 days after publishing, the status in our platform will change immediately. If the music has been published for less than 30 days, you either have to wait for the remaining days of this period. Optionally, you can purchase an early takedown for US$4,99 per song (through your artist profile).
Naijagotit PRO: You may at any time terminate and cancel Naijagotit PRO services by going to your account settings, select “Subscription” and click it the Cancel Subscription button. Hereby you agree to terminate the PRO subscription as of the end of your subscription period (end of the purchased month on a monthly payment plan OR end of the purchased year on an annual payment plan). It is not possible to request a refund for the remaining days (monthly plan) or months (annual plan).
Following from taking down all your published music, it is at any time possible to delete your artist profile on our site, and delete your user from account setting in order to not receive any mail from us anymore.
Naijagotit may terminate the Agreements or suspend your access to the our Service at any time for any and no reason, including in the event of your actual or suspected unauthorised use of the Naijagotit Service and/or any content, or non-compliance with the Agreements. You may terminate your Account at any time by submitting a termination request to Customer Support.
Any sections of the Agreements that, either explicitly or by their nature, must remain in effect even after termination of the Agreements, shall survive termination.
This Agreement shall be enforced or construed according to the laws of the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
3. In the performance of his/her obligations of this Agreement, Artist shall be deemed an independent contractor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we hereunto set.