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digiClique, Inc.

DIGITAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT


This AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is made between you, the Rights Holder, acting on your own behalf or as the legal representative for a band, group, company, corporation or label (hereinafter referred to as the "Rights Holder") and digiClique Entertainment (also doing business as digiClique.com), located at 2753 Broadway, Suite 316, New York, NY 10025 (hereinafter referred to as the "Distributor").

Distributor is an Internet Music Distribution Company that facilitates the offering of sound recordings to other Third Party Distributors and Digital Music Retailers (hereinafter referred to as the ďThird Party AssigneesĒ) for the purpose of selling music downloads to consumers over the Internet. The Rights Holder hereby certifies that it owns or has the right to distribute, publish, sell, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet the master sound recordings designated and attached as ďLicensed Recordings.Ē The Rights Holder hereby certifies that it owns or has the right to distribute, sell, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet any artwork, writings, or pictorials supplied by Rights Holder to the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees for the purpose of promoting the sale of the sound recording.

WITNESSETH:

In consideration of the respective covenants contained herein, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree as follows:

1. Grant of License.

    • 1.1 - Licensed Recordings. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to convert, digitize, encode, make, cause or otherwise produce Digital Audio Transmissions of the Rights Holderís designated Licensed Recordings. The term "Digital Audio Transmission" shall mean any digital embodiment of a sound recording.

    • 1.2 - Distribution of Music. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to sell via downloading, sell via burning, distribute, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet the master sound recordings supplied by Rights Holder and designated as Licensed Recordings and embodied as Digital Audio Transmissions by the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees.

    • 1.3 - Release. Rights Holder hereby authorizes Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees to immediately release, sell via downloading, sell via burning, publish, and/or deliver over the Internet the Digital Audio Transmissions of the Licensed Recordings and any artwork, writings, or pictorials supplied by Rights Holder to the Distributor for the purpose of promoting the sale of Rights Holderís sound recordings during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory.

    • 1.4 - Music Streams. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to perform the Digital Audio Transmissions of the Rights Holderís Licensed Recordings by means of streaming digital transmissions for the purpose of audio listening by subscription consumers or for the purpose of promoting the sale and distribution of the recording. Rights Holder shall receive no royalty or payment of any kind for the performance of ďmusic clipsĒ as such performance is for the purpose of promoting the sale of Rights Holderís sound recordings.

    • 1.5 - Portable Subscriptions. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to perform and deliver to portable subscription services the Digital Audio Transmissions of the Rights Holderís Licensed Recordings by means of streaming digital transmissions and downloading for the purpose of audio listening by portable subscription consumers.

    • 1.6 - Distribution of Artwork. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to distribute, display, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet any artwork, writings, or pictorials supplied by Rights Holder to Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees for the purpose of promoting the sale of the sound recordings.

    • 1.7 - Text. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory to distribute, display, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet all writings, text and statements provided by the Rights Holder to the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees for the purpose of promoting the sale and distribution of the sound recordings.

    • 1.8 - Reserved Rights. The Rights Holder reserves all rights and license not expressly granted to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees hereunder. Ownership of the Licensed Recordings and Licensed Artwork shall remain with Rights Holder or its licensors.

    2. Delivery. Rights Holder shall deliver to Distributor by means of CD or Digital Audio Transmission (Uploading) the master versions of each Licensed Recording hereunder; a reasonable number of items of the related artwork for use by Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees in connection with the marketing and promotion of the Licensed Recordings; and, a written schedule of the names and contact information of the author(s), composer(s), and music publisher(s) of the songs embodied in the Licensed Recordings, together with any additional copyright information known to Label relating to the Licensed Recordings, and a list of credits that Rights Holder is contractually required or otherwise reasonably desires to provide in connection with the distribution, exploitation of the Licensed Recordings hereunder. Distributor shall have no right to modify the Licensed Recordings, except that it may digitize and/or encode the Licensed Recordings in any format now known or hereafter devised for purposed of facilitating the exercise of the rights and licenses granted hereunder.

    3. Rights Holder Obligations. The Rights Holder shall obtain and pay for any necessary clearances and licenses in the Territory for all the Rights Holderís sound recordings and artwork. The Rights Holder shall be responsible for and pay any royalties and other income due to artists, authors, co-authors, copyright owners, co-copyright owners, producers, and other record royalty participants from sales or other uses of the Licensed Recordings. The Rights Holder shall also be responsible all mechanical royalties payable to publishers and/or authors or co-authors of copyrighted musical compositions embodied in the Licensed Recording from sales or other uses of the Licensed Recording. The Rights Holder shall also be responsible for all payments that may be required under collective bargaining agreements applicable to the Rights Holder and any other royalties, fees, and or monies payable by the Rights Holder with respect to the Rights Holderís Licensed Recordings, artwork, and other materials supplied by Rights Holder to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees.

    4. Likenesses and Names. Rights Holder hereby grants to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees the right to use and to allow others to use the Rights Holderís name, likeness of artist(s), group(s) or band(s), company information, and biographical material for the purpose of advertising and promoting the sale of the Licensed Recordings during the Term of Grant throughout the Territory.

    5. Territory. The Territory shall be the world.

    6. Term of Grant. The Term of Grant shall commence upon the date hereof and shall continue until the Rights Holder cancels in writing with DigiClique Entertainment or for three (3) years whichever is shorter. In the event that the Rights Holder designates fifteen (15) or less sound recordings as Licensed Recordings the Term of Grant shall be two (2) year. In the event that the Rights Holder designates three (3) or less sound recordings as Licensed Recordings the Term of Grant shall be one (1) year. Distributor shall have sixty (60) days after notice of cancellation or expiration of the Term to remove all of the Rights Holderís music content from the web sites of the Distributor and the Distributorís Third Party Assignees.

    7. Renewal Fee. A Renewal Fee for granting successive Terms to the Rights Holder shall be designated by DigiClique Entertainment from time to time.

    8. Royalties. Distributor shall pay to the Rightís Holder seventy percent (70%) of any and all Net Revenues derived from the sale of the digital audio transmissions embodying the Licensed Recordings.

    9. Additional Definitions. For purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the respective meanings provided below:

    9.1. The term "Artist" shall mean any recording artist whose performances are embodied in the Licensed Recordings.

    9.2. The term "Licensed Artwork" shall mean any artwork, drawings, photographs, liner notes, or other graphical, textual or other graphical works relating to Artist or Label, developed or created by or for Label for use in connection with the distribution or promotion of the Licensed Recordings, and delivered to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees hereunder.

    9.3. The term "Name and/or Likeness" shall mean the name, voice, photograph, drawing, likeness, biographical material, any and all words, symbols, and logos which identify a person or group, and any and all trademarks, service marks, trade names, or similar properties, of, relating to or associated with a person or group, and any other exercise of the "right of publicity" of, relating to, or associated with a person or group.

    9.4. The term "Controlled Compositions" shall mean any and all musical works embodied in the Licensed Recordings which are written or composed, in whole or in part, or owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by Artist or Label, collectively or individually.

    9.5. The term "Licensed Recording(s)" shall mean the Licensed Recordings, Licensed Artwork, Controlled Compositions, the Name and/or Likeness of Label or any Artists performing in the Licensed Recordings, Music Videos, CD, Album and any other materials licensed to Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees hereunder.

    9.6. The term "Net Revenues" shall mean gross revenues less only the following costs and fees incurred in connection with such deliveries, and only to the extent incurred:

    (a) transaction processing fees, such as credit card transaction fees and other electronic commerce processing, patent royalties or other fees, payable to or retained by unaffiliated third parties in connection with effecting a transaction or transmission, if any;

    (b) sales tax, if any;

    (c) returns and credits, including, but not limited to, those on account of defective merchandise, errors in billing, and errors in transmission, if any;

    (d) mechanical royalties, if any;

    (e) public performance fees, if any;

    (f) shipping, if any;

    (g) union, guild or other third party fees that may be required by contract or the Copyright Act, if any;

    (h) Internet advertising and promotion costs, such as banner ads on other web sites to promote the sound recordings, if any, provided that costs shall not exceed 10% of gross revenues.

    (i) Internet referral fees, such as fees payable to any third party who, through their web site, email or other means, refers to us a purchaser of copy or phonorecord of a Recording, if any, provided that such costs shall not exceed 15% of gross revenues.

    Net Revenues shall not include, and no royalties shall be payable to Rights Holder on any Licensed Works reproduced, distributed, performed, displayed, broadcast, delivered or transmitted on a "free" or "no charge" basis.

    9.7. The term "Digital Audio Transmission" shall mean any digital embodiment of a sound recording.

    10. Record Keeping and Report.

    10.1. Distributor agrees to maintain and preserve accurate books and records concerning all transactions relating to the reproduction and distribution of the Licensed Recordings for a period of two (2) years following the termination of this Agreement.

    10.2. Distributor will compute the royalties to Rights Holder pursuant to this Agreement within forty-five (45) days after the end of each calendar quarter (i.e., ending March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31), and will deliver to Rights Holder a quarterly royalty statement for each such period together with the net amount of royalties, if any, computed in accordance with this Agreement, which shall be payable after deducting any and all unrecouped charges hereunder.

    11. Indemnification and Limitation of Liability. The Rights Holder will indemnify and hold harmless the Distributor and Distributorís Third Party Assignees from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneyís fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party by reason of a breach of any warranty, representation, covenant or obligation of the Rights Holder under this Agreement, or any claim that any Digital Audio Transmission, sound recording, printed material, or artwork provided to the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees by the Rights Holder use thereof violates or infringes the rights of another party. The Rights Holder will reimburse the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees for any actual payments made in resolution of any liability or claim that is subject to indemnification under this section.

    12. Editorial Right. Distributor reserves an unabridged right to refuse to distribute any and all of Rights Holderís sound recordings for good reason, bad reason, or no reason.

    13. Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between the Distributor and the Rights Holder with respect to the subject matters hereof. No Modification, amendment, waiver, termination or discharge of this contract or any other provision hereof shall be binding upon the Distributor and/or Distributorís Third Party Assignees unless confirmed by written statement signed by an officer of the Distributor. No waiver of any provision of this contract or of any default hereunder shall effect the Distributorís rights thereafter to enforce such provisions or to exercise any right or remedy in the event of any other default or breach. The Distributor reserves the right to unilaterally modify, amend, add, or delete provisions to this contract upon giving written notice to the Rights Holder. The Rights Holder will then have thirty (30) days to refuse to bound by the modification after which the provision will become a part of the agreement between Distributor and Rights Holder without any further action required by either party.  

    14. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the State of Tennessee and its validity, construction, and effect shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee.

     

     

     

     

     


I HEREBY CERTIFY AS THE RIGHTS HOLDER THAT I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT ALL OF THE LICENSES CONTAINED HEREIN.

   
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Signature of Rights Holderí Print Name
   
______________________________________ ______________________________________
Address Date

 

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______________________________________ ______________________________________
Address (cont.) Phone Number
   
______________________________________ ______________________________________
City, State, Zip Code Country

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST AUTHORIZE BELOW.

   
______________________________________ ______________________________________
Signature - Parent or Guardian Print Name
   
______________________________________ ______________________________________
Date Phone Number(s)

MAKE A COPY OF THE PAGES BELOW AND ATTACH FOR MULTIPLE CDs, ADDITIONAL TRACKS, OR ARTWORK

LICENSED RECORDINGS DATA


Current Label

 

Primary E-mail address

 

Artist's/Group/Band URL

 

How did you hear of us?

Billboard or other signage

Yellow pages

National Magazine
Local Magazine
Radio

Newspaper ad

Direct mail
Newspaper insert
Industry Conference
TV

Does Album require a PARENTAL ADVISORY notice? (You must select)

Yes No

(You must answer this question to complete form)

Album GENRE:

(You MUST select a genre)

Please select ONLY one option

Alternative/Indie

Rock
Pop

Country

Electronica/Dance

Folk

Jazz

New Age

Rap/Hip Hop

Soul/R&B

Christian/Gospel

Soundtracks

World

Blues

Latin

Classical/Opera

Reggae/Ska

Children's

Comedy/Spoken Word

Cast Recordings/Cabaret
Seasonal

Instrumental

Vocals


 

ARTIST/BAND NAME:  _________________________________

NAME/TITLE of CD:  __________________________________

(Only add a file name if sending a data CD/DVD.)

Name of Track #1:

 

File Name of Track #1:

 

Name of Track #2:

 

File Name of Track #2:

 

Name of Track #3:

 

File Name of Track #3:

 

Name of Track #4:

 

File Name of Track #4:

 

Name of Track #5:

 

File Name of Track #5:

 

Name of Track #6:

 

File Name of Track #6:

 

Name of Track #7:

 

File Name of Track #7:

 

Name of Track #8:

 

File Name of Track #8:

 

Name of Track #9:

 

File Name of Track #9:

 

Name of Track #10:

 

File Name of Track #10:

 

Name of Track #11:

 

File Name of Track #11:

 

Name of Track #12:

 

File Name of Track #12:

 

Name of Track #13:

 

File Name of Track #13:

 

Name of Track 14:

 

File Name of Track #14:

 

Name of Track #15:

 

File Name of Track #15:

 

Name of Track #16:

 

File Name of Track #16:

 

Name of Track #17:

 

File Name of Track #17:

 

Name of Track #18:

 

File Name of Track #18:

 

Name of Track #19:

 

File Name of Track #19:

 

Name of Track #20:

 

File Name of Track #20:

 

Are you sending a file for artwork?_____________

File Name of Picture/Artwork:_________________________________



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digiClique, Inc.

ATTENTION: SUBMISSIONS

2753 Broadway, Suite 316, New York, NY 10025 - Corporate Fax - 413.581.7394


Payment Form

Please mark one of the below packages



In addition to Money Orders, & Certified Bank Checks we also accept the following forms of payment:

 

1. Please select a package from the above options, 2. fill out this form,

3. Fax the information to our corporate processing center:

Credit Card Authorization Form

Complete this form ONLY if you are paying with a credit card.

Fax form to our offices or enclose with agreement.

Place this form on the top of page 1 of the agreement.

Select a Credit Card :                       

 

 

Card Number:________ ________ ________ ________ Expiration Date:_________

Name of Cardholder:

Billing Address and  : ___________________________________________________

 

Postal Code of Cardholder: ______________________________________________

Telephone # :

Email:

This form authorizes payment in full. Payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

I authorize digiClique, Inc. to charge $ _________________ to my credit card account.

Signature of Cardholder: X______________________________ Date: ___________

CVV #:______ (3-digit number near signature line on back of credit card)


Return this Authorization to:

digiClique, Inc. - 2753 Broadway, Suite 316, New York, NY 10025

OR fax to  our corporate Fax - 413.581.7394