Royalty Solutions Corp’s TuneLicensing.Com Terms of Use

1. Acceptance of Terms

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. These terms and conditions, as well as the the privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) (incorporated herein by this reference and collectively referred to as the “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of the <TuneLicensing.com> website (the “Site”), including the use of any content, information, products and/or services (the “Services”) therein. If you check the box indicating you accept the Terms of Use, you are acknowledging and accepting these Terms of Use and are entering into a binding and enforceable legal agreemeprivnt between you and Royalty Solutions Corp (“Company”). Company reserves the sole right at any time to revise, modify, discontinue or terminate the Site and Services, or revise or modify the Terms of Use without notice. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. By continuing to use or access the Site and/or Services after Company makes and posts any such modification, you agree to be legally bound by the revised Terms of Use. You may not alter the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use without Company’s express written consent.

IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, YOU MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO LICENSE ANY SONG USING THIS SITE.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE SERVICES OFFERED BY COMPANY THROUGH THE SITE, YOU
AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF USE IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES OFFERED BY COMPANY

2. Ownership of Website

This website is owned and operated by Company. The Site contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information. All of the content featured or displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software, and all related rights, are the exclusive property of Company. All elements of the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, moral rights and other laws relating to intellectual property. Upon accepting these Terms of Use and entering into the Agreement with Company, and subject to your full compliance with the Terms of Use, you are granted a revocable license to access this website for the purpose of purchasing Company’s licensing services. You acknowledge that Company may terminate or limit your access to the site at any time, including, without limitation, for any breach of these Terms of Use, with or without notice.

3. Registration Information / Username and Password
You agree to provide complete and accurate information when signing up and adding information on this site. Your username will be the e-mail address associated with your TuneCore account. Upon registration, you will choose a private password. You agree to use your username and password only to purchase licensing services and conduct business on behalf of yourself or the organization you represent. You will not permit others to use your username or password for any reason. Company will not be liable in the event of loss of your username or password or for any misuse by anyone of your username or password. You have the sole responsibility to secure and maintain your username and password and agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use of your username and password.

4. Privacy Policy

You acknowledge that you have read and understand Company’s Privacy Policy as more fully described on the Site, and by using the Services and the Site you have expressly accepted the terms and conditions set forth in such Privacy Policy, as same may be amended from time to time.

5. No Unlawful or Unauthorized Uses

You agree and warrant that you will not use this website or Company’s Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You further agree that you will not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site, or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site.

6. Description of Services

The Site allows you to purchase a service where Company seeks to acquire on your behalf, at least (1) day prior to your digital distribution of phonorecords, mechanical licenses for the digital reproduction and distribution of musical compositions, and administers royalty payments under such mechanical licenses, if successfully acquired. This service is for the mechanical licensing of permanent digital downloads (PDD) only. Company does not currently service any other formats (e.g. physical formats, streaming, limited/temporary downloads, cloud rights, other digital phonorecord delivery (DPD) formats such as ringtones or ringbacks). Upon purchasing Company’s services you must choose either a Limited License or a <Unlimited> License. If you elect the Limited License option, for a maximum of 2500 units, you must inform Company the exact number of reproductions that you need, and will thereby be seeking to license for that number only. If you elect the <Unlimited> License option there will be no maximum number of units. Company calculates the royalty that must be paid to publishers for the use of musical compositions based on the statutory rate in effect at the time of your request. You pay those royalties to Company, along with Company’s licensing service fee, and Company obtains the license from the appropriate publisher or copyright holder and pays that publisher or copyright holder the royalties on your behalf.

This Site does not allow you to obtain licenses for samples, master (recordings of recordings), interpolations, dramatic musical works, synchronization rights (video), public performance rights or derivative works of any kind. You must contact the rights holder(s) for such uses. In addition, this Site does not allow you to obtain mechanical licenses for cover songs that do not comply with the Compulsory Mechanical provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. Specifically, for each song you submit for licensing, you agree:

i) You will not change the lyrics.
ii) You will not change the fundamental melody of the song (general rearrangement is allowed however).
iii) You will not request a song that has never been released.
iv) You will not release the song for any purpose other than personal private listening by the end user.

Licenses obtained through the Site are limited to the making and distribution within the United States of DPDs of musical compositions, as prescribed by Section 115 of the US Copyright Act.

Under U.S. Copyright Law, a mechanical license must be obtained from the copyright owner of the applicable musical composition prior to distribution of digital phonorecords. To allow for the necessary processing time, we require that you submit your request to Company at least 21 days in advance of distribution. If these time limits have passed, Company will still make every effort to secure a retroactive license on your behalf. In no event does Company guarantee that a license will be secured. If a license cannot be secured, any accrued royalties will be returned to you along with Company’s licensing service fee. In all events, you will be responsible for any adverse claim by a publisher or copyright holder and agree to indemnify Company against any such claim in accordance with section 13 below.

You agree to limit your use of the musical compositions to the format (DPD only) and number of reproductions that you request Company to license on your behalf. Because you are asking Company to acquire a specific number and type of licenses, we must emphasize that any use of the musical compositions in format(s) or numbers of reproduction not requested is a violation of these Terms of Use and may also violate the rights of the applicable publisher or copyright holder.

For example, if you request mechanical licenses for 100 DPDs that you intend to offer for download or sale, such a license does not authorize you to reproduce the musical compositions in physical or ringtone format without further licensing. In addition, such a license does not authorize you to produce or sell more than 100 DPDs. The 101st DPD requires an additional license. It is your responsibility to ensure that additional mechanical licenses are requested BEFORE you offer the 101st DPD for download or sale.

7. Accuracy of Information

When requesting Company’s Services, you agree and warrant that you will provide accurate information, including song title, original recording artist, current recording artist, release date, track length and any other information requested, for the recordings that you are attempting to license. Company is not responsible if licenses cannot be obtained, if the incorrect license is obtained, or if insufficient publisher royalties are paid as the result of inaccurate information provided by you.

8. Licensing Authorization / Grant of Rights

When you request a Mechanical License, you appoint Company as your authorized representative and agent in connection with the procurement, clearance, administration, and payment of Mechanical Licenses for your sound recording, whether by securing a direct license with the publisher or securing a license through the Harry Fox Agency.

When using Company’s Services, you are also authorizing Company (i) to receive sales files from TuneCore relating to the sales of your recordings, (ii) to charge your credit card on a onetime and/or a quarterly basis for amounts due calculated by Company including amounts due to publishers and copyright owners and Company’s fees, and (iii) to use the any names, biographical and other information provided by you in connection with Company’s efforts to procure the requested mechanical license.

You alone will be responsible for paying fees and royalties for formats not licensed via our services and/or reproductions exceeding the formats and quantities specified in your direct communications to Company or via your TuneCore account. You will make best efforts to include in the metadata of all recordings manufactured or distributed under the Mechanical Licenses, the names of the songwriters and publishers of the licensed compositions embodied in the recordings.

You also agree not use the Site and/or Services to secure licenses for samples, interpolations, dramatic musical works, synchronization, public performance rights or derivative works of any kind. You must contact the relevant rights holder(s) or administrator(s) for such uses.

9. No Guarantee

Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to procure the requested Mechanical License for your sound recording based on the information submitted by you during purchase, and to notify you in writing, either if such Mechanical License has been secured or cannot be procured. However, nothing in this Terms of Use and nothing in our statements to you shall be construed as a promise or guarantee about the outcome of any clearance or Mechanical License hereunder. While we will make every attempt to secure the rights from the legitimate copyright holders, we will not be responsible if a contracting party is ultimately determined to not hold the rights licensed by such contracting party, and you shall look solely to such contracting party for any claims therewith. In the event that any licensed composition is the subject of a takedown request from a rights holder — for example, if a publisher chooses to invalidate your Mechanical License because your sound recording was distributed before the Mechanical License was issued — we will provide you with notice of the takedown request if such notice is forwarded to our attention. In such instance, you will no longer have permission to distribute your sound recording under the Mechanical License.

10. Payments

When you submit a license request on the Site, you will be billed for the following:
Royalties: any royalties that must be paid to rights holders under the relevant direct license or under the US Copyright Act based upon the statutory rate in effect at the time of your request (currently, for digital downloads, the greater of 9.1 cents or 1.75 cents per minute per composition or fraction thereof for compositions over 5 minutes); and
Company’s service fee: This covers the costs of our services, which include obtaining the Mechanical License from the appropriate copyright owner and paying royalties to that copyright owner on your behalf.

A valid credit card is required in order to submit orders through the Site. Please note that prices are subject to change at any time, and that all fees are exclusive of all federal, provincial, state, or other governmental sales, goods, and services, harmonized or other taxes, fees, or charges now in force or enacted in the future. Once a request for a Mechanical License has been submitted to and received by Company, Company does not provide refunds on royalties or services, except that we do refund royalties for musical compositions that we deem to be in the public domain under the Copyright Act or compositions that we deem not possible to license.

11. Term

The Terms of Use shall apply at all times while you utilize the Site or the Services.

12. Violations of Terms of Use

Should you violate these Terms of Use or any other rights of Company or any third parties, including, without limitation, i) infringing the copyrights of Company’s licensors, or any other third party, or ii) manufacturing, reproducing or distributing any recording embodying musical compositions beyond the number or type of mechanical licenses requested, Company and its licensors reserve the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including without limitation, terminating any and all user accounts; in such event, you also agree to indemnify Company against any claim by such licensors or other third party in accordance with section 13 below.

13. Warranties; Representations; Indemnities.

You warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, you have the right and authority to enter into this agreement and to grant to Company all rights specified; You have the right, authority and capacity to enter into and abide by the conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and are able to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use; all of the information provided by you, without limitation, is true and accurate and the use thereof as described or contemplated herein and/or on the Site shall not infringe on the copyrights, trademark rights, publicity rights or other rights of any person or entity; and that Company shall have the right to conduct its services on your behalf free from adverse claim.

You shall defend and indemnify Company and any of its affiliates (including any directors, members, officers, employees, other representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates and licensors) and hold them harmless against any third party claims or expenses, losses or damages (including without limitation any reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses) resulting from: i) a breach, or a claim which, if true, would constitute a breach, of the foregoing representations and warranties or any of the agreements contained in these Terms of Service; or ii) your unauthorized use of the Site or musical compositions licensed by Company; or iii) your violation of any rights of another party.

Company shall give you notice of any claim that is subject to the foregoing indemnification obligation and you shall defend Company at your expense with counsel approved by Company, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. In the event you fail to retain approved counsel, Company may, if it so elects, defend itself at your cost and expense and you agree that Company may require your participation in such defense as a third party or otherwise and you hereby waive any objection or claim to compensation in respect of same.

If a claim is made Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or disable access to the Site, and/or to withhold payment of any monies due hereunder in an amount reasonably related to the claim and potential expenses. Any settlement of any claim shall be subject to Company’s prior written approval.

THERE ARE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES BY COMPANY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE TERMS OF USE.

14. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranty

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY OR ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY MUSIC FILES, CONTENT, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE LICENSES SECURED THROUGH THE SERVICES. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR DISCRETION AND RISK. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, THE FAILURE TO STORE, OR FAILED OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM ACCESSING INFORMATION OR MATERIAL USING THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK. COMPANY NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, NOR WILL IT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE, ANY LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY, OR ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE, NEITHER COMPANY, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES), WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, YOUR INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY KIND OF DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSSES ARISING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES.

IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, COMPANY PRODUCTS OR ANY COMPANY CONTENT, NO MATTER WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF COMPANY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE WEBSITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, EXCLUSIVE OF PUBLISHING ROYALTIES, TO COMPANY FOR LICENSING SERVICES OR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE WEBSITE.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

TO THE EXTENT IT MAY APPLY, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE § 1542, WHICH STATES:
(GENERAL RELEASE – CLAIMS EXTINGUISHED) A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

15. No Professional Advice

No information provided in these Terms of Use or the website should be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice. Company does not provide such services and the availability of background information here does not create any professional service relationship. Although Company has attempted to clearly explain many of the rules associated with licensing musical compositions, none of the information provided here is an adequate substitute for obtaining advice and guidance from a lawyer, accountant or other licensed professional.

16. Electronic Communication and Contract

You consent to receive communications and your Licensing Agreement from Company electronically. You agree that all agreements, licenses, notices and other communications provided to you in electronic format satisfy any legal requirements that such documents or communications be in writing, and that such documents and communications have the same force and effect as though they had been provided in non-electronic form. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given (i) by Company via email (in each case to your email address of record), or (ii) a posting on the Site, or (iii) by you to such address as Company may specify in writing. The date of receipt shall be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

17. Entire Agreement; Severability; Waiver and Amendment

These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy, constitute the entire Agreement between you and Company pertaining to the subject matter herein, and may not be changed, waived, or terminated by you except by an instrument in writing signed by you and an authorized agent of Company.

Company may, from time to time, amend these Terms of Use; your use of the Site following any such amendment shall constitute your further agreement to follow and be bound by the amended Terms of Use.

The relationship of the parties under the Terms of Use is that of independent contractors and the Terms of Use shall not be construed to imply that either party is the agent, employee, or joint venturer of the other. You agree that the Terms of Use and the rules, restrictions and policies contained herein, and Company’s enforcement thereof, are not intended to confer and do not confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than you and Company.

You may not assign the Terms of Use (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Company and any prohibited assignment will be null and void. Company may assign the Terms of Service or any rights or obligations hereunder without your consent at any time to any person or entity. These Terms are binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of our respective successors and/or assigns.

Should any term of this Agreement be finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable, or otherwise contrary to law and equity, the parties agree that such provision shall be construed, limited, modified or, if necessary, severed, to the extent necessary to eliminate its invalidity or unenforceability, and that the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain unaffected and enforceable.

No failure or delay by either party in exercising any rights, power, or remedy under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of any such right, power, or remedy. The failure by Company or any licensor to act with respect to a breach by you or others of the Terms of Use does not waive any right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

18. Governing Law and Venue

This Agreement shall be governed by and be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in the State of New York and in New York County. You agree not to contest personal jurisdiction or venue of these courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company will have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action or proceeding before any non-U.S. court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other relief as Company may deem necessary.

19. Miscellaneous

The Site and Services may be used and accessed solely for lawful purposes. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treatises and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and Services, including, without limitation, applicable common law, all relevant statutes, and the rules and regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Company shall not be deemed in breach of the Terms of Use unless you have given Company notice of the breach and Company has failed to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after receipt of such notice. In no event shall any breach entitle you to rescind the rights granted hereunder.

It is your responsibility to deliver all necessary information required by Company. You acknowledge that Company will not be obligated to furnish its services hereunder until receipt of said information.

Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to provide its services to you or any customer for any or no reason whatsoever.

You acknowledge and agree that, in the course of negotiating and transacting business with Company, you may become aware of certain otherwise confidential information related to Company’s business and business practices. Except to the extent that such information is otherwise generally available to third parties or is required to be divulged by operation of law, you agree to keep such information confidential. You hereby expressly agree that Company shall have the right to provide information relative to your use of this Site and Services hereunder to third parties, to aggregate such information in charts and other comparative informational materials, and to disseminate the same in any manner.