Before signing up to become an artist please carefully read through the terms and conditions of the Artists’ (agency) agreement. Since wizzy-sounds is offering high quality music to the Russian & CIS market, the agreement has been made in line with Russian legislation in the Russian language, however we provide an English translation for our Western artists.
We have summarized the main points of the agreement below for your ease of reference. The full agreement is availible for download via the link at the bottom of the page.
Rights to the content uploaded:
- You must own 100% of the rights to the content uploaded.
- Although in some cases loops/samples are permitted, the final track must be significantly different from and greater than the loop/sample used, and you must own and be able to prove ownership of the rights to use the loop/sample used.
- You always maintain 100% ownership of the content uploaded. wizzy-sounds simply facilitates the conclusion of license agreements on your behalf, and the license agreements are concluded between you and the customers.
- You may remove your tracks from the website at any time.
- Music is uploaded to the site on a non-exclusive basis.
- There are 3 different licenses availible for customers depending on the project in which music is used (e.g. commercial vs non-commercial use). Each of them offers the customer the non-exclusive right to use the content- therefore one song can be sold an unlimited amount of times to an unlimited number of customers.
- You will receive 50% of the sales price of your tracks each time they are purchased if you signup before go-live, wizzy-sounds receives the remaining 50% (we will re-invest the vast majority of this into driving further website traffic and generating you more sales!)
- You can find real-time data about the amount of sales each of your tracks has generated and the corresponding commissions you are due at any time via your personal account.
- You give wizzy-sounds 100% control over the sales prices of the different licenses, which may be increased/decreased at any time without your prior approval.
- The profit you generate through your sales will be paid out on a monthly basis. The minimum amount to be paid each month is 3,000 RUB (approximately $45). If the sum due to you is less than this for that particular month, your profits will be carried over to the next month.
Claims against the content:
- If, at any point, a 3rd party claims ownership of the content you’ve uploaded, you guarantee that you will do everything in your power to resolve the claim as quickly as possible, and provide as much documentation and additional information as you can to prove ownership of the content.
If you have any questions about this agreement or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org