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 retains full ownership, copyright and control of their music

What is The Music Buyer?

  • Is the person(s) or organization which has purchased the Music

Income

  • Free subscribers receives 70% on sales
  • Paid subscribers receive 100% on sales (Subscription is £9.99 per month)
  • Producers are eligible for Publishing Royalties Payments

Uploads

  • The Producer agrees to upload
    A stereo Wav File of the Song or Instrumental - untagged and 44.100 Hz
  • For a Track-Out
    A stereo Wav File of the Song or Instrumental - untagged and 44.100 Hz
    And each of the instruments on their own separate stereo Wav File – untagged and 44.100 Hz
  • 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 the uploaded recordings do not contain any unauthorized Samples
  • A Producer which wants to upload a recording that contains samples, must be certain the samples are royalty-free and cleared for use, including where necessary securing permission from the copyright owner
  • The Producer confirms 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 Firstdub is not responsible for any copyrighted material uploaded and Firstdub has no way of knowing if a recording contains unauthorized samples and cannot be held liable for any sampled or falsely presented recording

Royalties

  • The Producer is aware they are still entitled to Performance Royalties
  • The Producer is aware it is their responsibility to ensure their music has been registered with their Performance Rights Organization, in order to receive royalties
  • 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 they have the right to collect royalty payments on their music that has been adapted, manufactured or duplicated
  • The Producer is responsible of issuing any additional licenses required

  • Firstdub absolves all responsibility in regards to any royalty payments
  • The Producer confirms to give the correct publishing details in regards to music uploaded
  • The Producer is entitled to be credited by the Music Buyer in any publishing, distribution, performance of their music

General

  • Firstdub will use reasonable efforts to keep all music or content safe and stored on encrypted servers but Firstdub can not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any music 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 music or content
  • 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 Music Buyer the rights to

  • Edit by cutting, stretching, looping etc
  • Create one or more Derivative Works e.g. adding vocals on an instrumental
  • Synchronize with multimedia productions e.g. animations, games, apps, film, TV and internet videos
  • Broadcast on cable, satellite and territorial television networks
  • Broadcast on Internet video websites and radio streams
  • Use for radio and television advertising
  • Use in student films and commercial productions, not exceed £1,000,000
    Productions over £1,000,000 requires an additional license direct from the Producer
  • Public performance or background music to paying and non-paying audience
  • Manufacture, duplicate or sell up to 5,000 units
    Units means products containing the music i.e. derivative works, games, audio books, apps and all other forms of media
    Units over 5,000 will require an additional license direct from the Producer
  • Unlimited use the Music in accordance with this agreement
  • The Producer agrees that by uploading their music or content 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