FROM: Deleswa Productions (“Licensor”)
TO: [ %CLIENT_NAME% ] (“Licensee”)
DATE OF AGREEMENT: [ %ORDER_DATE% ]
THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into on this date [ %ORDER_DATE% ] of downloading "%BEAT_NAME%" the (“Instrumental”) serves as a legally binding contract between Deleswa Productions the ("Licensor") and [ %CLIENT_NAME% ] the (“Licensee”). This agreement grants the Licensee an Exclusive license to use the downloaded “Instrumental”.
All license(s) included herein this agreement are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Entitles Licensee to a high quality MP3 (320kbps), WAV file and WAV Stem Track-out
Master Recording | Distribution:
Licensee has unlimited distribution and use of the "Instrumental" for unlimited commercial Master Recordings and broadcasts. The Licensee can use Master Recordings for profitable and non-profitable purposes and may distribute unlimited copies of Master Recordings for unlimited sales and profit, which can be distributed on various kinds of recording media including, but not limited to compact discs, DVDs, VHS videos, digital downloads, record sales, and other forms of physical media.
The Licensee may chop, alter, remix, transform, or mix the original "Instrumental" in any way, shape or form for the Master Recording(s).
Lyrical content must be synchronized with the "Instrumental" in the Master Recording(s) before being made available and or used for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
Licensee must supply the Licensor with at least one (1) copy of the Master Recording(s)s made using the “Instrumental”.
Audio Streaming | Video Streaming:
The Master Recording(s) may be used for unlimited non-monetized and monetized audio streams (i.e. Spotify, Rhapsody, Apple Music, Pandora).
The Master Recording(s) may also be used for unlimited non-monetized and monetized video streams (i.e. YouTube Music).
YouTube Content ID:
Due to YouTube Content ID algorithms, terms, and conditions, the “Instrumental” used in the Master Recording(s) must be exclusively licensed to Opt-In, qualify for, and monetize from the YouTube Content ID Program. The same applies to other video streaming platforms (i.e. Vimeo, Facebook, Instragram, TikTok) governed by the same or simliar restrictions concerning video streaming and monetization.
The Licensor grants to Licensee broadcasting rights up to unlimited radio stations.
The Licensee may use the "Instrumental" at clubs, concerts, theaters, churches, ball games or any other public setting for unlimited free non-profit generating and unlimited paid live performances, as long as the "Instrumental" is accompanied by the Licensee's vocals in such form as rapping, singing, spoken word, poem recital or other means of voice-over accompaniment.
Term of Use:
The Term of Use will begin the day the “Instrumental” is downloaded by the Licensee and will be effective indefinitely from such date. However, other Licensees who previously purchased a license for the same "Instrumental" retain the right to continue use of the "Instrumental" for the duration of their respective license agreement that predated the sold Exclusive license. And in the case of other Licensees who purchased an Unlimited license, their license has no termination thus will remain effective indefinitely as well.
Uses Not Permitted:
The Licensor expressly forbids resale and distribution of the original "Instrumental", either as it exist or any modification thereof. The Licensee can not sell, loan, rent, lease, nor assign use of any variation of the "Instrumental". The Licensee can not remove, rearrange, dismantle, or extract any melodies, instruments, or drum programming from the "Instrumental" to include in a sound or sample library, for distribution nor for the transfer of rights to another user (i.e. Record Label, Production Company, Producer) for use in any competitive product.
Master Recordings are permitted for use by means of Television Broadcast, Video Games, On-hold & In-House Background Music, or Film Soundtracks.
Copyright & Ownership:
The Licensee owns the exclusive rights to the "Instrumental" and the sole rights to use it for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Once an Exclusive license is sold to the "Instrumental", the Licensor will no longer resell a license to use the "Instrumental". Also, as the copyright owner of the "Instrumental", the Licensor reserves the right to display the "Instrumental" marked as "SOLD" on websites, music and social media platforms for promotional purposes.
Licensee must give production credit to the Licensor by including (“Prod. by Deleswa”) on all physical and or digital media containing a portion, sum or all of the "Instrumental" that is being licensed in this agreement, including but not limited to LP’s, CD's, CD covers, Cassette tapes, Cards, Mix-tapes, Websites, etc. Credit can also be given verbally (i.e. Recorded vocals on the Master Recording). Licensee must contact and inform Licensor of CD or record sales if the Master Recording made using the "Instrumental" exceeds a gross revenue of over $1,000,000. The Licensor reserves the right to keep an audio signature (voice tag) within the “Instrumental”.
Writer’s Share Split:
The Licensee is not required to pay the Licensor royalties or any income from the released Master Recording. However, the Licensor must receive writer’s credit for the "Instrumental" as Darrin LeVon Swafford when the Licensee directly or indirectly registers the published work (Master Recording) with a Performing Rights Organization (i.e. ASCAP, BMI). that was recorded using the “Instrumental”.
The Writer’s Share Split shall be 50% for the Licensee and 50% for Darrin LeVon Swafford.
The Licensors PRO information is shown below for convenience:
PRO: ASCAP | NAME: SWAFFORD DARRIN LEVON | IPI: 856826886
Clearing of Samples:
If the "Instrumental" includes samples, the Licensee understands that the sequence and music arrangement is considered original work. The Licensee is responsible for clearing all 3rd party samples used with the “Instrumental” (if any), and the Licensor cannot and will not be held liable for the misuse of any sampled material that the Licensee uses in conjunction with the "Instrumental" that is licensed in this agreement.
This Exclusive license constitutes the entire agreement between the parties.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the law of the United States.
By downloading associated audio file(s) and receiving this license agreement, the Licensee agrees to all terms stated herein and is therefore granted an Exclusive license to use the downloaded "Instrumental".