What Is The Producer?

  • The Producer is the term Firstdub use for the individual, group of individuals or recording studio that has created and uploaded the Songs and/or Instrumentals
  • Multiple Producers working together can create a single Producer Page
  • Producers can have more than one Producer Page, one has an individual and one has part of a group or production team
  • The Producer owns the copyright of the Songs and/or Instrumentals.

What is The Licensee?

  • Is the person(s) or organization which has licensed (purchased) the Song(s) or Instrumental(s)

Income

  • Earn 100% on sales for paid subscribers (The subscription fee is £9.99 per month)
  • Earn 70% on sales for free subscribers
  • Earn continuously from Publishing Royalties

Uploads

  • The Producer agrees to upload Wav Files only, i.e. a stereo untagged [16 bit, 44.100 Hz] Wav Files.
  • When the Producers uploads a Track-Out, they agree to upload a stereo untagged [16 bit, 44.100 Hz] Wav File of the Song or Instrumental and each of the instruments on their own separate stereo untagged [16 bit, 44.100 Hz] Wav File
  • The Producer agrees that no offensive or sexual explicit material or content will be uploaded to this website and Firstdub has the right to remove any material or content it deems as inappropriate

Samples

  • The Producer confirms that the Song(s) and/or Instrumental(s) do not contain any unauthorized Samples
  • If a Producer want to license a Song or Instrumental that contains samples, the Producer must be certain that the samples are royalty-free and cleared for use, including where necessary securing permission from the copyright owner
  • The Producer confirms that if samples are used which require permission from third parties, all necessary consents have been obtained by the Producer and there are no outstanding claims or provisions
  • The Producer confirms that Firstdub is not responsible for any copyrighted material uploaded and has no way of knowing if a Song or Instrumental contains unauthorized samples and cannot be held liable for any sampled or falsely presented Song or Instrumental

Royalties

  • The Producer is aware that by uploading their Song(s) or Instrumental(s) on the Firstdub website, they are still entitled to Performance Royalties
  • The Producer is aware it is their responsibility to ensure their Song(s) or Instrumental(s) has been registered with their Performance Rights Organization
  • Producers can still upload their music if they are not a member of a Performance Rights Organization but by joining a Performing Rights Organization the Producer is eligible to collect Performance Royalties
  • The Producer is aware that they have right to collect royalty payments on any Song(s) or Instrumental(s) that has been adapted and where the Song(s) or Instrumental(s) has been manufactured, duplicated or sold over 5000 units
  • The Producer is responsible of issuing any new licenses required
  • Firstdub absolves all responsibility in regards to any royalty payments
  • The Producer confirms that they will give the correct publishing details in regards to Songs and Instrumentals uploaded
  • The Producer is entitled to be recognised and credited by the Licensee (Music Buyer) in any publishing, distribution, performance or otherwise disseminate to the public of their Song(s) or Instrumental(s)

General

  • Firstdub will use reasonable efforts to keep all data and content safe and stored on an encrypted server but Firstdub can not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any data or content uploaded to its website
  • The Producer agrees that Firstdub will not be held responsible financially for any losses incurred to the Producer for the loss or damage of any data or content uploaded to its website this includes but not limited to loss of earnings
  • The Producer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Firstdub free and harmless against any and all claims, suits, liability, loss, damage, judgments, recoveries, costs, expenses and attorney's fees made or brought, paid, or incurred directly or indirectly by any party in connection with the uploading of their Song(s) and/or Instrumental(s)
  • Producers that are paid subscribers confirm that once a subscription payment has been paid there will be no refund of the subscription fee for any reason
    Subscription can be cancelled at any time via the Producer Upload Page

Warranty

  • The Producer warrants that the Producer is the owner or has been granted authority to license the Music on Firstdub and that all music files provided and used in accordance with this license agreement will not infringe any intellectual property rights
  • The Producer warrants that this agreement do not interfere with any legal representation of a publisher or record label representing the Music

The Producer grants the Licensee (Music Buyer) the rights to

  • Edit to the particular requirements of the project by cutting, stretching, looping etc
  • Create one or more Derivative Works
  • Synchronize with multimedia productions e.g. animations, multimedia presentations, games, mobile apps, film, TV and internet videos
  • Broadcast on internet video websites, radio and cable, satellite and territorial television networks
  • Use for radio and television advertising
  • Use in student films and commercial productions not exceed £1,000,000
    Productions over £1,000,000 require an additional license direct from the Producer
  • Public performance or background music to paying and non-paying audience
  • Manufacture or duplicate up to 5000 copies
    Copies means products containing the Music e.g. video games, audio books and apps.
    Copies over 5000 require an additional license direct from the Producer
  • Unlimited use the Music in accordance with this agreement
  • The Producer agrees that by uploading their Song(s) or Instrumental(s) on the Firstdub website that they agree to the Terms and Conditions for Producers as set out above
Download these Terms and Conditions as a PDF