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WMA WEBSITE AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
This Agreement is between You and World Media Alliance, Inc. ("WMA"). By creating an account on the www.wmalabel.com website, You agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
The terms "You" and "Your" mean the individual or entity that has registered as a user of the www.wmalabel.com website.
The term "Work" or "Works" shall mean the works of authorship, as that term is used in 17 U.S.C. §102(a), that You submit for distribution by WMA through the use of this Website, along with any metadata or other data, such as copyright management data, necessary for WMA to distribute, license or sell the Works. Works may include musical works, spoken word works and artwork, such as album covers.
The term "Website" refers to the website maintained at www.wmalabel.com and such other URL`s that WMA may, from
The term "Retailer" shall mean an entity to whomWMA provides copies of the Works for the license or sale to consumers, including entities such as Apple iTunes, Emusic, Amazon, Napster, Spotify, Rhapsody and MediaNet.
Grant of Distribution Rights.
During the Term of this Agreement, You agree that WMA shall be your non-exclusive representative for the distribution, license and sale of your Works. WMA will seek to distribute your Works to various Retailers for subsequent license or sale to consumers. You authorize WMA to reproduce and copy your Works into any digital format necessary for the effective distribution of the Works. WMA does not represent, warrant or guarantee that any Retailer or customer will purchase or license any of Your Works.
You authorize WMA to promote the distribution, license and sale of your Works through means deemed reasonable by WMA, including making portions or the whole of your Works available for performance on the Website. You further authorize WMA to use, and to authorize Retailers to use, the names, approved likenesses of, and biographical material concerning, the authors, performers and producers of any Works, for the purpose of promoting the distribution, licensing or sale of the Works. WMA has no obligation to promote the distribution, licensing or sale of the Works beyond making them available for distribution in the normal course of its business.
The distribution rights granted by this Agreement include the right by WMA to either itself or through others to distribute, license and sell Your Works in both unrestricted and restricted formats (e.g., in a format that limits performance of the Work to a particular device or for a particular time period):
by permitting consumers to download copies of Your Works from an internet website;
through non-internet based distribution points that can burn compact disc copies of the Works or provide downloads to performance devices;
in compilations of individual Works as selected by You (e.g., an "Album"), individually (e.g., a "Track") or compilations selected by a third party;
for use with telecommunication services, such as cell phone ringtones;
by making Your Works available for a web-based performance (e.g., on-demand streaming or internet based "radio")
Fees and Payment.
You may upload Your Works to this Website without any monetary obligation to WMA, but WMA will not begin distribution of Your Works until you provide WMA with the appropriate billing information and pay to WMA the fees outlined in WMA`s current Statement of Fees, as amended from time to time, which may be found at http://www.wmalabel.com/whats-you-get.php. WMA may change its fee schedule upon 30 days notice, which may be given by e-mail, or by posting a notice on the Statement of Fees page on this Website. If You do not terminate this Agreement before the new fees take effect, You will be deemed to have agreed to the new fees. In the event your account becomes past due or behind on the fees, WMA may collect these amounts from royalties you may have earned from the sale of your Works. Fees will continue to be charged and collected until you notify Us that you wish to terminate your service.
Upon Your filing of a Royalty Withdrawal Request with WMA, WMA will forward to You 100% of the amounts WMA has received from Retailers through the end of the calendar month preceding the date of your request for the license or sale of Your Works; provided, however, that WMA is not obligated to issue any payment until the balance due You exceeds $25. WMA is not obligated to make any additional payments to You, including payments to which you might be entitled for public performances of Your Works if you register with ASCAP or similar performance rights entity. WMA is not obligated to make any payments to You for Works submitted in violation of the terms of this Agreement. You are responsible for reporting all income received pursuant to this Agreement to the appropriate taxing authorities. WMA will not issue a 1099 or other revenue report to You.
You must immediately reimburse WMA for any amounts paid to You by WMA pursuant to paragraph 3(b) that any Retailer later requires WMA to repay or reimburse through chargebacks or otherwise ("Chargebacks"). If You fail to promptly reimburse WMA, WMA may suspend performance under this Agreement and deduct Chargebacks from any future payments due You.
WMA may delay payment of amounts due You pursuant to paragraph 3(b) pending its investigation of any unusual patterns of sales activity detected in connection with Your Works. You agree to cooperate in WMA`s investigation, including showing proof of Identification and/or disclosing to WMA methods You may be using to promote or sell your music, as well as the names and contact information for promoters, license holders, credit card and/or gift card holders, and similar information.
Term and Termination.
This Agreement shall commence on the date you upload any Work to this Website and shall remain in effect until terminated by one of the parties according to its terms. You may terminate this Agreement at any time, with our without cause, upon 30 days written notice by sending an e-mail toWMA firstname.lastname@example.org. WMA may terminate this Agreement at any time, with our without cause, upon 30 days written notice by sending an e-mail to the address you provide upon registration. This Agreement`s expiration shall not relieve either party from any obligations incurred prior to or during the term of this Agreement.
You may discontinue the licenses and authorizations granted by this Agreement with respect to a single Work or multiple Works without terminating the Agreement by providing written notice to WMA by e-mail to email@example.com and paying an administrative fee of $25 per Work, or such other amount as may be specified in WMA`s Statement of Fees. WMA will waive the administrative fee if the Work has been published by a Retailer for at least eight months. Upon notice and receipt of the administrative fee, if applicable, WMA will notify all Retailers to whom the discontinued Work has been distributed that WMA is no longer an authorized distributor of the Work, and that the Retailer no longer has authorization from You and WMA to offer the work for license or sale. Any discontinuation of rights to distribute a Work shall not affect any transactions with respect to the Work that were completed prior to the effective date of the notice of discontinuation.
Representations and Warranties.
You represent and warrant that You own or have the worldwide rights to enter into this Agreement in connection with the Works, including that You have the necessary and full authority to act on behalf of any and all owners of any right, title or interest in and to the Works. You represent and warrant that the licenses and authorizations that You are granting pursuant to this Agreement do not infringe or violate any third party`s intellectual property or other rights. You agree that You will obtain and pay for any and all clearances and licenses that may be required for the authorizations or licenses You grant in this Agreement, including, without limitation, royalties or other amounts due to third parties, such as other performers, authors or co-authors, owners or co-owners, artists or producers, license fees, wages and consulting fees You agree to cooperate and provide WMA with documents such as clearances and licensing agreements or other requested information which shows your ownership or rights to the Works. WMA reserves the right to suspend, terminate or block the sale of the Works and withhold royalties received from the sale of the Works until such information is provided.
You represent and warrant that (i) You are at least 18 years of age and have full authority to enter into and fully perform Your obligations under this Agreement, (ii) You have obtained all necessary third-party consents, licenses and permissions necessary to do so and (iii) You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
WMA PROVIDES THIS WEBSITE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. WMA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT:
THIS WEBSITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL LOCATIONS;
ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE;
THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF ALL VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES AND OTHER ITEMS OF A DESTRUCTIVE NATURE;
THIS WEBSITE IS FREE FROM ALL ERRORS OR TECHNICAL INACCURACIES, OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED;
THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT IS MERCHANTABLE OR FIT FOR ANY INTENDED PURPOSE (WMA SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE);
THIS WEBSITE WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED OR THAT IT WILL ALWAYS RETAIN ITS CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY.
WMAmakes no representations whatsoever about any other Internet site that you may access through this one. When you access a non-WMA Web site, you acknowledge that it is independent from WMA, and that WMA has no control over the content on that site. In addition, a link to a non-WMA site does not mean that WMAendorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of that site. You must take appropriate precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of items such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.
You assume all risk for any damage to Your computer system or loss of data that results from Your use or access of this Website, including any damages resulting from worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.
Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WMA IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED RECORDS OR DOCUMENTS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF WMA HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO:
THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE;
STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS;
CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE; AND ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS SITE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold WMA, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees, contractors and representatives harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to or use of this Website, or any claim or allegation that Your Works infringe the intellectual property or other rights of a third party. Upon receipt of a claim that any Work infringes a third party`s rights, WMA reserves the right to suspend distribution of the Work, and forwarding of any sales data or payments received from Retailers, pending resolution of the claim. WMAreserves the right to select counsel of its choice for the defense of any claim covered by this paragraph. You shall advance defense costs as necessary to fund the defense of any claims. You agree to cooperate in the defense of any such claim.
Ownership of Works.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any other agreement between us, WMA acknowledges that all right, title and interest in and to the Works remain with You.
Restrictions on Use.
You may not use this Website to publish, post, distribute or disseminate any information or content that:
You do not have a legal right to publish or transmit (such as trade secret or other proprietary information, inside information, information subject to a confidentiality agreement or personal information about a third party);
that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of a third party;
is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another`s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
violates any applicable laws or regulations.
You may not falsely identify yourself as any other person or entity to WMA or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, impersonate another user, forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) or disguise the source or origin of any information. Upon request by WMA, You will provide proof, such as a copy of a driver`s license, passport, state identification card or other document acceptable to WMA to verify Your identity.
You may not publish, post, distribute or disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, spam, unwelcome e-mail, or any other form of solicitation.
You may not collect or store personal data about other users of this Website.
Governing Law and Dispute Resolution.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Florida as if this agreement was entered into and to be performed entirely within Florida between Florida residents.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the use of this Website, or otherwise related to the parties business relationship shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Miami, Florida, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either party may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Miami, Florida necessary to protect the rights or property of that party pending the completion of arbitration. All parties consent to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts located in Miami, Florida for purposes of such action. Any arbitration award shall be private, and shall not have preclusive effect in any proceeding involving other parties.
Any notice required or permitted by this Agreement shall be given to WMA at WMAwmat@wmalabel.com. Upon registration, You will provide WMA with an e-mail address at which WMA can provide you with any notices required or permitted by this Agreement. In addition, You agree that WMA can communicate all matters related to Your business relationship with WMA to that e-mail address, including billing related matters. You may change Your e-mail address for notices by updating your online user account. WMAmay change its e-mail address for notices by sending you an e-mail or posting the new e-mail address on the Website.
WMA reserves the right to revise or modify this Website, the services offered through this Website and this Agreement at any time, with or without notice. Although WMA may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to this Agreement, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version www.wmalabel.com. Your continued use of this Website following any modification or revisions to this Website or this Agreement will be deemed your acceptance of and agreement to the modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
You and WMA are independent contractors, and no partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
WMA may suspend its performance under this Agreement if as a result of a cause beyond its control, such as fire, explosion, flood, hurricanes or war, WMA`s performance is not commercially possible.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. WMA`s failure to act with respect to a breach by You or others does not waive WMA right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter.
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