Contract // Distribution Terms and Conditions

Please read the following carefully before agreeing

 

 

These Distribution Terms and Conditions together with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy govern the relationship between:

 

Horus Music Limited (Company Number 05914312) whose registered office is at The Old School House, 346 Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5PJ, ENGLAND, hereinafter referred to as ‘Horus Music’, ‘We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Our

 

and

 

You’, ‘Your’ or ‘Artist

 

You and Horus Music are together called the ‘Parties’ and each, individually, a ‘Party’.

The Distribution Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy shall be collectively referred to as the ‘Contract’.

If you are a member of a group or band and you are entering into this Contract on their behalf you confirm:

·      that you are duly authorised by each member of the group, band, publisher, producer, engineer, performer, session musician (as appropriate) to enter into this Contract and that you have obtained all necessary consents as set out in this Contract;

·      you have obtained the written consent of any publisher or record company;

·      you have obtained the written consent from the copyright owners of any samples or remixes included within your Recordings;

·      you have gained the written consent from the copyright owner/s of the Original Song to provide a cover version Recording.

Background

Horus Music offer a number of Services (as detailed on our website) including but not limited to digital music, video and physical music distribution. You may choose which music and video Recordings you submit to us for distribution but once You have submitted a Recording it will be exclusively licensed to Horus Music for the Territory unless otherwise agreed in writing.

 For Recordings that You have not submitted to Horus Music You are free to choose which distributor or aggregator to use. If You would like Us to distribute more of Your Recordings just submit them to us on MyClientZone.

 

 

DEFINITIONS

‘Charges’ means the Charges for the Services as set out on www.horusmusic.global and Appendix 1;

Digital Music Stores’ means the website platforms, or apps where the Recordings will be available to the public including but not limited to iTunes and Spotify. A full list of Digital Music Stores is available from us on request;

Gross Income’ means all monies, fees and royalties received by Horus Music from the sales of the Recordings;

 ‘Intellectual Property’ means copyrights, domain names, database rights, design rights, trademarks, and all other creations registered or otherwise that can be protected under patent, copyright, trademark or similar laws in the Territory;

 

Materials’ means any materials used to promote the Recordings including but not limited to artwork, trade marks, logo, cd covers, pictures, video clips, artists name, biographies, lyrics to songs, digital booklets, and press releases;

Metadata’ means information associated with a release that includes artist names, barcodes, ISRC codes (track codes), composers, producers, album titles, track titles, dates, copyright information and any other information required by Digital Music Stores , or supplier of any other Services;

MyClient Zone’ means an online platform owned, developed and hosted by Horus Music that allows users to upload their Recordings, edit their releases, view monthly sales, download statements and use other tools that Horus Music makes available at any time. This is known as MyClientZone;

Net Revenues’ means Horus’s actual receipts from Our distribution partners less any tax, fee or other charge related to the sale of Your Recordings;

Personal Data’ means information relating to a natural person who can be identified or who are identifiable from the information in question or who can be indirectly identified from the information in combination with other information including but not limited to email addresses, phone number, banking details, biographies, address, credits;

Recordings’ means original, fully edited, fully mixed down, digital, audio and video recordings delivered to Horus Music;

‘Retail Outlets’ means physical and web based retail sellers of physical copies of CDs and DVDs in the UK (including but not limited to Amazon UK);

Sales Sheet’  means the document containing an overview of information about the release as well as details of any marketing and promotional activities. (This is also known within the music industry as a One Sheet);

 ‘Services’ means in relation to Your use of the websites www.horusmusic.global and Myclientzone.com, including but not limited to distribution of Your Recordings to Digital Stores throughout the Territory and/or any purchase of the Services on the websites or as detailed in Appendix 1;

 

Subscription Fee’ means the annual amount payable by the Artist to Horus Music for the distribution of the Artist Recordings to Digital Music Stores worldwide. The Subscription Fee is as set out on the Horus music website www.horusmusic.global;

 

Territory’ means the World for delivery of digital Recordings and the UK for physical releases. If You require territorial restrictions for an individual release, this should be included in the metadata at the point of submission.

Term

Unless cancelled or terminated in accordance with the Contract the initial term of this Contract will be 12 months from the date You upload Your first Recording and pay us the Subscription Fee. The Contract will automatically renew for successive twelve month periods (the ’Term’) unless either party provides written notice to the other party to terminate this Contract at least 30 days before the next anniversary of this Contract this should be filled out here

 

1       Your Right to Cancellation

 

1.1           You have the right to cancel any contract for services within 14 days without giving a reason (‘Cancellation Period’). The Cancellation Period will expire after 14 days from the day you pay Your Subscription Fee and upload Your first recording (or Recordings).

1.2           To cancel this Contract for services please click here

1.3           If You choose to cancel this Contract for services during the Cancellation period, if we have not begun providing the Services to You, we will on Your request reimburse You all payments received from you between formation of this contract until you have communicated to us Your cancellation of this Contract. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as You used for the initial transaction. We will make the reimbursement as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days of receipt by Us of your decision to cancel the contract for Services and request a refund.

 

1.4           If You choose to cancel outside of the 14 day or within the 14 day period but you have engaged our services we cannot refund Your Subscription Fee. Should You wish to distribute further Recordings You will need to subscribe again.

 

2       OUR RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT

We reserve the right to amend the Contract at any time without notice. Any amendments made shall be effective from the date they are posted on the Website at any time and the terms of the Contract in force at the time will apply to the Contract between You and Us. By access or continuing to use the website or Services after any such amendments You agree to be bound by the amended terms and conditions. If we have to revise the terms of the Contract as they apply to Your order for Services, we will contact You by email (to the email address You provided Us with when you registered with Us) to give You reasonable advance notice of the changes and let You know how to cancel the contract if You are not happy with the changes. You may not alter the terms and conditions of this Contract.

 

3       GRANT OF RIGHTS to Horus Music

 

3.1       In consideration of the sums payable by You and the Services provided by Us (or one or more of Our subcontractors) relating to the distribution of Your Recordings and all Services associated with such distribution, You grant Us, and Our subcontractors:

3.1.1.1           sell, store, display, compile, use, play,  reproduce, copy, issue copies, adapt, convert, deliver,  create digital Recording files, encode and transcribe, distribute, communicate to the public, exhibit,  publicly perform, broadcast, synchronise, transmit,  and make available the Recordings and other Material for distribution through Digital Music Stores approved by Us, and in doing so without limitation, permanent downloads, temporary and or conditional downloads, interactive streaming, non-interactive streaming and use any locker storage or cloud storage services;

 

3.1.1.2           use the Recordings for other purposes such as Ringtones in so doing communicating to the public your Recordings in the form of ringtones to be downloaded to mobile phones including ringtone previews, to sync your Recordings so that they may be used in Karaoke and lip sync platforms which will allow users to sing along to your Recordings, and use of your Recordings in any other social media platform, including but not limited to, Facebook, You Tube, WhatsApp;

 

3.1.1.3    carry out Metadata corrections where required;

 

3.1.1.4    create ID files to identify Your Recordings on Digital Music Stores servers;

 

3.2           a non- exclusive, royalty free license, throughout the Territory  to authorise Digital Music Stores to use, perform and make available Your name, that of Your band, trademarks, service marks or trade names relating to You and the name, images and likeness of You and the band/artists whose performances are in the Recordings , together with, any Materials related to the Recordings for any advertising, marketing and promotional purposes;

 

3.2.1      all necessary consents and rights including without limitation, under Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the ’Act’) and any amendment or enactment, to enable us to make the fullest possible use of the Recordings and other Materials (including without limitation the right to collect all income deriving from the Recordings distributed by us) in accordance with the provisions of this Contract including without limitation any and all consents required under Part II of the Act. For the avoidance of doubt, You will maintain ownership of Your copyright at all times.

 

3.3           The above clauses are subject to you complying with the obligations under Clause 6.

 

4 Distribution

       4.1 We reserve the right not to distribute any Recordings that contain racial or religious  

              hatred, encourages or glorifies any criminal activity, or in which the finished product

               is not well produced or made and is deemed to not be of a releasable quality.

 

4.2  The agreements between Us and the Digital Music Stores shall determine the terms on which Your Recordings are sold or made available. You acknowledge that the Digital Music Stores have the discretion to choose if and to what extent they exploit Your Recordings and We cannot guarantee that Your Recordings, or any part, will be exploited by the Digital Music Stores.

 

5. Your Obligations to Us

 

You will: supply each Recording that You wish Us to distribute together with all applicable Metadata, Materials and Sales Sheet at least six weeks in advance of the release date in accordance with the specification set out in Appendix 2 for digital distribution;

 

5.1  If You are unable to supply Recordings to the correct specification, as set out in Appendix 2 We may make the necessary changes on Your behalf and You accept and agree that these will be subject to the charges as set out in Appendix 1 and on Our website www.horusmusic.global.

 

5.2  You will:

 

5.2.1      upload Your Recordings via MyClientZone;

 

5.2.2       notify Us by email at the time of delivery of the Recordings of all restrictions that may apply to the grant of rights hereunder including any platforms  not permitted to sell any Recording;

 

5.2.3      ensure Recordings that contain swearing, lyrics of sexual nature or criminal nature are identified to Us at the time of delivery as explicit content;

 

5.2.4      liaise with Us to promote the Recordings subject to prior commitments.

 

5.2.5      raise any technical issues or store problems with Us by e-mail to alr@horusmusic.co.uk

 

6      Your obligations to others

6.1  You are solely responsible for securing and paying for digital mechanical, public performance and another other licenses (as applicable) required from musical composition copyright owners or their agents in connection with Our exploitation of rights under this Contract, as well as royalties due to artists, producers, engineers, session musicians, performers, videographers and other persons who performed in the making of the Recordings and all payments that may be required under collective bargaining agreements or pursuant to any statutory schemes. You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible to collect, administer or to make payments a) in respect of publishing rights in the musical compositions embodied in Your Recordings (regardless of whether You or another party owns or controls such rights) or b) in respect of any royalties due to any other persons.

 

6.2  In addition to Your obligations in 7.1 You agree that:

6.2.1      you have the agreement from each member of the group, band, publisher, producer, engineer, performer, session musician (as appropriate) to enter into this Contract and that you have obtained all necessary consents as set out in this Contract;

6.2.2      you have obtained the written consent of any publisher or record company to distribute the Recordings;

6.2.3      you have obtained the written consent from the copyright owners of any samples or remixes included within your Recordings; and

6.2.4      you have gained the written consent from the copyright owner/s of the Original Song to provide any cover version Recording/s.


7      HORUS MUSIC’s Obligations to You

 

7.1  We will:

 

7.1.1      distribute the Recordings using Our own in-house digital delivery platform (MyClientZone) or other means to all Our partner Digital Music Stores from time to time except any notified to Us as excluded under clause 6.2.2. A list of Our partner Digital Music Stores and partner Retail Outlets will be provided on request

7.1.2      pay You 100% of Your Net Revenues.

7.1.3      use reasonable endeavours to have Recordings available to the public on the agreed release date, however We cannot guarantee availability on any date as this is out of Our control and dependent on (a) when You deliver the Recordings to Us and (b) whether the stores will accept the Recordings;

7.1.4      take all reasonable precautions to ensure that piracy and pre-release of the Recordings are minimised;

 

7.1.5      keep secure all Recordings, Materials and Sales Sheets delivered to Us;

 

7.1.6      create track Metadata where needed where this is not supplied by You; and   

7.1.7      do Our best to ensure that availability of Our website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error free, but as with all technology we cannot guarantee this. It may be that occasionally Your access to Our website and Services, may be suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any restriction or suspension.

 

7.2  We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with Our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond Our reasonable control.

 

7.3  OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF ALL LOSSES ARISING UNDER  OR INCONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED 100% OF THE PAYMENTS YOU HAVE MADE TO US.

 

 

7.4  Nothing in clause 8.3 limits or excludes Our liability for fraudulent representations made by us or death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or wilful misconduct.

 

7.5  We will not, unless agreed in writing prior to release, physically distribute Recordings without the online equivalent being made available to Horus Music for distribution (unless no digital Recording is created).

 

7.6  We will endeavour to respond to written communication within 48 hours between Monday to Friday.

 

 

8      Charges

 

9.1 Our Services and Charges are listed on Our website www.horusmusic.global and in Appendix 1, are payable in advance and in Appendix 1 are exclusive  of VAT .


9.2 We are  not obliged to offer any services above or beyond what has been paid for. In the case of third party failures, We will use Our reasonable endeavours to assist You, but We will not be liable for any third party’s failure.

 

 

9      TERMINATION:

 

9.1  This Contract can be terminated by either You or Us by either Party providing written notice to the other 30 days prior to the end of any 12 month periods, or the Contract is terminated in accordance with any of the clauses below. It is Your responsibility to ensure any subscription payments that are taken yearly are cancelled. If you cancel during Your current subscription year (except in accordance with Clause 2), you agree to forfeit the remaining year’s subscription cost.

 

9.2  If any Recording that is distributed by Us  is also found to be distributed by another company, You will need to issue a take down notice to the other company. If You do not cooperate or the particular Recording(s) are not taken down within 24 hours, We may terminate this contract immediately by written notice, sent to the email address You provided Us with when You registered with Us.

 

9.3  This Agreement may be terminated in its entirety by either Party on notice if:

9.3.1      the other Party goes into a voluntary or compulsory liquidation, a reconstruction for the benefit of creditors or, being an individual, is declared bankrupt;

 

9.3.2   You do not provide correct communication details, breaches security on MyClientZone, provide  Recordings that have been illegally obtained or not licensed, it is deemed that You do not hold the legal Recording or Publishing rights or authority to distribute or are in breach of this Agreement or does anything that could cause harm to Us  or  Our partners;

 

9.3.3   If You provide Recordings that We believe have been illegally obtained or not licensed, or breach any trademark or other proprietary or intellectual property rights of any third party; or

 

9.3.4      If You fail to provide documentation evidencing You are the full copyright owner, or have all relevant approvals from the relevant copyright owners of the Recordings;

 

9.3.5   We may terminate without notice and or withhold any payments should any behaviour by You be deemed by Us to be fraudulent, threatening, or  disrespectful.

 

9.4  Upon termination or expiration of this Contract in its entirety for any reason, We shall immediately cease all exploitation use and distribution of the Recordings and shall promptly delete all forms of the Recordings. We shall instruct Our Digital Music Stores (where applicable) to remove Your Recordings from their platforms and we shall cease all exploitation, use and distribution of Your Recordings but we cannot be responsible for third-party exploitation after the removal instruction has been sent.

 

9.5  If for any reason We are obliged to issue a takedown notice to any online store or platform, We cannot be responsible, once that notice is issued, for any delay in the process of takedown by any store or platform, since that is outside of Our control. However, should You find any Recordings or Materials are still live after 60 days, please email Us a screen shot, URL track name of the Recordings and We will use Our reasonable efforts to have this removed as quickly as possible, but We cannot be held liable if the Recordings are not removed.

 

9.6  We reserve the right, acting in Our sole discretion, to reject Recordings or any associated Materials sent received from You.

  

 

10   ACCOUNTING:

 

10.1  We will pay You one hundred per cent (100%) of Net Revenue, and We will account to You on a monthly basis within 30 days following the end of each calendar  month.

10.2   We shall self-bill royalties owed to You. You will be able to obtain a copy of the self-billing invoices from MyClientZone along with any detailed reports, any errors must be notified to Us within 6 months of the statement date. Failure to notify within this period will constitute acceptance of the statement in its entirety.

 

10.3   You will be paid directly into a nominated UK bank account in the currency of Pounds Sterling unless You request otherwise in writing to Us.

 

10.4   If you notify Us that you wish to be paid into an account outside of the United Kingdom, then no payment of royalties will be made if the total due to You for that month is less than Pounds Sterling (£10.00).

 

10.5       If the amount due per month is less than ten Pounds Sterling (£10.00), the total amount will be rolled over until the minimum amount has been reached.

 

10.6        You will pay Your own bank fees.

 

10.7       We will pay You via Western Union, but we may change Our payment provider from time to time.

 

10.8           We shall maintain full and accurate books of account in relation to the digital distribution of Recordings. You and Your representative shall be entitled not more than once in each calendar year on giving at least sixty (60) days written notice to Us to inspect such books of account (insofar as they relate to the subject matter of this Agreement) at the offices of Horus Music during normal office hours, subject always to the following conditions:

 

10.8.1   all information obtained in the course of such examination shall be deemed confidential and shall not be disclosed to any third party (other than in confidence to Your professional advisers).

 

10.8.2   if such inspection reveals a shortfall in funds due to You in excess of twenty per cent 20%) then We shall contribute to the reasonable cost, which shall be pre-agreed in writing, of such audit (excluding any travel or accommodation costs) provided that the said accounting company is a chartered accountant located in England.

  

10.9    We may provide a daily statistical overview of daily sales and streams from certain Digital Music Stores  (which supply the data to Us) and we will share this information with You.  This data is a guide only to sales and streaming and does not form any part of the final monthly accounting.

 

10.10  We shall have the right to suspend payments of royalties and income for a reasonable period (up to a maximum of 36 months and up to an amount commensurate with any losses, damages or costs which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these terms and conditions) if at any time You are in breach of any clause of this agreement.

 

11   TAXATION

 

11.1    If We are obliged by the laws of any part of the Territory to deduct and withhold income or other similar tax from sums due to You under this Agreement, We shall provide You with a certificate of such deduction/withholding.

 

11.2   If You are VAT (Value Added Tax) registered within the United Kingdom, We  will self-bill itself on behalf of You to ensure royalties are paid out quickly with VAT included.  No VAT payments will be made until You have first signed a VAT Self Billing Declaration and provided a valid copy of Your VAT certificate.

 

11.3   If you are based in Europe You must still supply Us with a VAT number if registered however no VAT is payable.

 

 

12   RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES (EXCLUSION)

 

For the purpose of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, this Agreement does not, and is not intended to give any rights, or any right to enforce any of its provisions, to any person who is not party to it.

 

13   INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

13.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in the Recordings and Materials are reserved to You.

 

13.2 You grant a license to Us for use of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Recordings and Materials for the relevant Term(s) and agrees to indemnify Us against any third party claims for infringement of such Intellectual Property Rights resulting from this license.

 

13.3 If a third party alleges that any Recording submitted for distribution by You is infringing their copyright, Recording or publishing right:

 

13.3.1   You will notify Us of such allegation immediately by emailing Us at legal@horusmusic.global and ask for Our comments within 24 hours. The party who has made the allegation will be copied in.

13.3.2   You will be required to provide Us with the necessary documentation proving You hold all necessary rights in the Recording within 24 hours of receiving a request from Us. This request will be made by email to the email address You provided when registering with Us;

 

13.3.3   We have the right in Our own discretion to take down the applicable Recording(s) without notice or further consultation with You. We will not be held liable or in breach of contract for any content We remove from any Digital Music Stores on this basis;

 

13.3.4   We have no obligation to account to  You for any sales or streaming of Recordings that are shown to not belong to You or where necessary permissions Recording or Publishing agreements or licenses are not in place.  We may require repayment of any sums paid to  You in respect of such sales; and

 

13.3.5   You will be held fully responsible for any illegal sales, illegal activity, accounting and dealing with any third parties in such matters and will indemnify Us and keep Us indemnified against all costs, liabilities and claims arising out of such matters.

 

14   Your Warranty to Us

 

14.1 You warrant, agree and undertake that:

 

14.1.1   You are over the age of 18 and you are not under any disability, restriction or prohibition, whether contractual or otherwise with respect to Your right, power and authority to enter into and perform this Contract and grant rights expressed in this Contract to be granted to Us;

 

14.1.2   all Recordings, and Materials you provide to Us are original to you and have not been copied from any third party;

 

14.1.3   You own or control all rights in the Recordings and Materials and that in respect of any third party material embodied, you have obtained and will maintain at all times all licenses, permissions, consents or other authorisations (and you shall make any payments due in respect thereof) as are required to grant Us the rights specified in this Contract;

14.1.4   the Recordings and the Materials and the use thereof as contemplated under this Contract do not and will not infringe any copyright, trademark, design, database, publicly or other proprietary or intellectual property rights of any third party;

 

14.1.5   the Recordings and Materials do not include any material which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory of any party, obscene, facilitates illegal activity, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;

 

14.1.6   the Recordings and Materials do not contain any viruses or other programming routines that would detrimentally interfere with computer systems or data;

 

14.1.7   You shall have sole responsibility for the legality, reliability, integrity, accuracy and quality of all data, including metadata and any publishing and performer metadata, you submit to Us; and

14.1.8   you will not engage in any activity to artificially manipulate the number of streams you receive (such as through excessive looping or repeated plays).

15   INdemnity

 

You agree to indemnify Us in full against any claims, actions, proceedings, liabilities, damages, losses, expenses or costs (including reasonable legal fees and costs) suffered or incurred by Us as a result of Your breach of any of the warranties or undertakings in the Contract, or any claims by any third party including but not limited to for infringement of any intellectual property rights.

 

 

16   SELF PROMOTION

 

You are entitled to promote Your Recordings in any form You choose, notwithstanding any clause within this Agreement.

 

17    PIRACY

 

17.1         If you find unlawful copies of Your Recording being sold on the internet or within stores, We will offer assistance on a basis mutually agreed in an attempt to ensure all unlawful sales are stopped at the earliest opportunity.

 

17.2        Where we are involved in the removal of illegal sales, You will be required to reimburse to Us any legal fees We have  incurred.

 

 

 

 

18    ONLINE PLATFORM

 

18.1           We will allow You access to MyClientZone on which You can upload Your Recordings, track its daily sales and streams, and use a number of tools to help promote Your Recordings. 

 

18.2   You agree that:

18.2.1   MyClientZone, along with all tools contained within, is the sole property of Horus Music;

 

18.2.2   all user names and passwords will remain confidential and will not be passed on to any other party or company;

 

18.2.3   We will not be liable for any services that may not be available on MyClientZone from time to time or if MyClientZone is offline for a period of time;

 

18.2.4   You will not attempt to change, modify, copy or interfere with the programming code that operates MyClientZone;

 

18.2.5   You will not attempt to break into secure areas of MyClientZone or access the hosting servers or compromise MyClientZone’s security in anyway;

 

18.2.6   You will not attempt to log into another user’s area;

 

18.2.7   You will not show MyClientZone to any competitor of Ours;

 

18.3         We will ensure MyClientZone is kept secure and all assets are backed up on a regular basis;

 

18.4        We have  the right to suspend any access to MyClientZone at any time; and

18.5       at times We may make available additional Services via MyClientZone that are paid for Services.  You will not be charged for any Service that You have not opted into, however, if you do opt in to take up additional Services We shall be entitled to withhold any payment income should You owe Us any money for additional Services used but not paid for.

 

19   Personal Information

 

19.1  As part of the registration process and in order to subscribe to Our Services You will have to provide Us with Personal Information. Your submission of Personal Information to Us is governed by Our Privacy Policy which is in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

19.2    You agree that you have read Our Privacy Policy and you agree that all Personal Information You provide Us with is and will remain true, accurate and complete, and you will maintain and update such Personal Information by emailing Us any changes to legal@horusmusic.global. We will not be held liable for any errors contained in the Personal Information submitted to Us by You;

19.3 You acknowledge and agree that We use third party suppliers (not affiliated to Us) in order to provide all of Our Services, this may require Your Personal Information to be sent to a third party and some of these third parties may be located outside of the European Ecomonic Area in countries which do not have adequate protection for Personal Data. Such third party’s collection, use and disclosure of such information may be governed by its own privacy policy and not by Our Privacy Policy. You acknowledge and agree we will not be held liable for any failure by these third parties to deal with Your Personal Information adequately.

19.4    You agree you have permission of others (including but not limited to other band members, producers) that their Personal Information may be used, processed and transferred to Us and to a 3rd party (unrelated to Us) in order that we can provide the Service.

19.5    Should we receive a 3rd party notification claiming You are infringing copyright, We will provide that claimant with your email address so that they may contact you direct to try and resolve the matter.

19.6       If you choose to make any of Your Personal Information identifiable or information publicly available, you do so at Your own risk and you acknowledge and agree we will not be held liable.

 

20   ASSIGNMENT, TRANSFER AND SUBCONTRACTING

We may subcontract some of the Services to another entity or to one of Our group companies. We may also subcontract, assign and or transfer Our rights and obligations under the Contract to another organisation. We will always notify you in writing if this occurs, but this will not affect Your rights under this Contract.

 

21   Fair Usage

21.1 You agree that you will send Us Your Recordings only and that Your name is included in the Metadata. You may submit Recordings featuring other artists as long as one of those artist names is Yours. Your subscription for Services applies to You and You acknowledge this prevents You from sending Us Recordings of other Artists (which do not feature you) , friends or as part of any business.


21.2 We reserve the right to review Your usage of the Services to determine if it is unreasonable or abnormal. We will consider Your usage is unreasonable or abnormal if You send us over 3 albums per year, 3 Eps per year, or 10 Singles per year.

 

21.3 You acknowledge and agree that if we deem Your use of the Service to be unusual or abnormal (in comparison to levels of usage engaged by others using Our Service) We will contact You (via the email address provided on Your account) to inform You of Your usage. You accept and agree that one of the outcomes may be that We suspend Your account immediately together with Your use of the Services, or close Your account or offer You another Service at a different tariff.

 

22   Events outside our control

 

22.1 Neither Party shall be liable to the other for any breach of Contract caused by any act of God, war, revolution, riot, civil disturbance, strike, lock-out, flood, fire or other cause not reasonably within the control of that Party.  We will still account for any sums payable to You unless the ability to do so is specifically affected. We will not be liable if any Recordings are refused by Digital Music Stores or removed from Digital Music Stores. 

22.2 You will be responsible for checking Digital Music Stores and reporting back to Us any problems found.  We will use Our reasonable endeavours to correct any problems reported to it to the extent it is with the control of Us to do so.

22.3 The terms and conditions of this Contract  and its Annexes shall not be capable of variation except in writing signed by a representative of each Party. 

22.4 You agree that you have  taken legal advice before signing this Agreement.

22.5 Each Party agrees that it will not publish or disclose (except to its professional advisors) any information concerning the business or affairs of the other part which is marked confidential, or which the party should reasonably understand to be confidential, except information which becomes available to the public (other than as a result of a breach of this clause) or becomes available to the receiving party from other sources free of restriction as to its use or disclosure.

22.6 Nothing herein shall be deemed to create a partnership between the Parties or the relationship of employer / employee.

22        Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the English Courts shall be the sole courts of jurisdiction.


 

 

APPENDIX 1

HORUS MUSIC CHARGES LIST

 

Horus Charges List

If additional work or Services are needed, then the following will be charged :

 

Physical Releases 

1.              Returns of product (cost of items returned from stores to Horus) - £1.00 for each unit.

2.              Courier charges – Actual cost plus 20%.

3.              Printing of EAN 13 barcodes and attaching to physical items - £1.00 per unit.



Digital Releases – Audio and Video

1.     Corrections and changes to Metadata or artwork once submitted and delivered to stores – One free change per month per artist, any additional changes within the month are £10.00 per release.

2.     Forced takedown of release due to piracy - £100.00

5.     Digital conversion of audio Masters e.g. CD to WAV - £50.00 per release.

6.     Format conversion of videos up to five minutes - £50.00 per video.

7.     Renaming and correcting Metadata and files to Horus specification for bulk uploading - £50.00 per release.

8.  Re-delivery of Video Masters or changing Video Masters once delivered - £50.00 per Master.



Other Services

1.     Writing a one / sales sheet (2 revisions allowed) - £100.00 for each sheet created. 

2.     Amendments and additions to one sheets £10.00 per amendment.

3.     One Day Artwork design (with 2 revisions) - £150.00

4.     Additional Artwork Revision - £25.00 per hour. 

5.     Training to use client area – free for one hour.

6.     Uploading to client area - £60.00 per audio master, £75.00 for video.

A Unit is defined as a single physical item or one digital configuration.

 

APPENDIX TWO


Digital Files via Client Area

1.     Horus will only accept 16 bit, 44.100 KHz or 24-bit, 44.100 kHz to 96 KHz WAV or FLAC audio files.

2.  Horus video files for VEVO should be a .mp4 HD video file. It should also be 1280x720, 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 px in size with no letter boxing or text overlay - unless it is a lyric video. This should all be accompanied by a full res video still that will be used as the thumbnail for the video and as such should be an accurate representation of the video content. iTunes and Tidal have different specifications which need to be adhered to, please ensure these are read prior to release, details are available on request. 

2.     Artwork must be JPEG / JPG, 3000 x 3000 pixels, 300 dpi and RGB minimum.  CYMK is not allowed.

3.     Metadata to be completed in full online.  

4.     The above specification is subject to change. The Licensor will be notified by electronic mail.