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It is very important to have your image formatted in the RGB (red/green/blue) color space in order to avoid any display issues on our digital partners’ sites. There are a lot of photo editing programs that will allow, or even default to, CMYK (cyan/magenta/yellow/key). So make sure to check the image information to insure that you have the correct settings.
CMYK images will often show up as “negative” image on websites, basically having their colors reversed. The reason for this is that standard PC monitors and TVs display in the RGB color spectrum and cannot properly display the mix of colors CMYK produces.
If you have a CMYK image and need it converted to RGB you can accomplish this with the vast majority of photo editing software as well as a number of online tools.
Your account has been placed on hold. This can happen for a number of reasons. The best thing to do is email customer service or call us at 1-800-289-6923.
If this album is a collection of songs performed by 4 or more primary artists, then the artist name for the album must be "Various Artists." You must not list “Various Artists” on any tracks, as it should only be used for the album artist name. This is required by our digital partners (such as iTunes).
Only enter one artist name at a time. If this submission has more than one primary artist (i.e., Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), please list them separately by using the additional artist button to the right. For example, "Robert Plant" would be entered as the first primary artist. Then click the "additional artist" button to add "Alison Krauss".
If this submission is by a group (i.e., Chris & the Fear of Heights, Brooks & Dunn, etc.), then the group does not need to be entered separately. The entire group name can be entered in the same box.
Featured artists entered here will display in the track title when we deliver your music to our digital partner sites (i.e., Track Title (feat. Featured Artist)). All "featuring" artists should be correctly entered here for each track.
If you do not correctly identify primary artists or "featuring" artists, then some of our digital partners (such as iTunes) may reject your music from their stores.
If this submission is by a group (i.e., Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights, Brooks & Dunn, etc.), then the group does not need to be entered separately. The entire group name can be entered in the same box.
If you do not correctly identify primary or "featuring" artists, then some of our digital partners (such as iTunes) may reject your music from their stores.
Only enter one artist name at a time. If this submission has more than one primary artist (i.e., Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), please list them separately by using the additional artist icon to the right. For example, "Robert Plant" would be entered as the first primary artist. Then click the "additional artist" icon and add "Alison Krauss" in the second field.
If this submission is by a group (i.e., Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights, Brooks & Dunn), you do not need to enter them separately. The entire group name can be entered in the same field.
If you do not correctly separate primary performing artists, some of our digital partners (such as iTunes) may reject the album.
Includes income from MP3 sales on CDBaby.com and from physical sales that occur on CDBaby.com or through our physical distribution partnerships.
Includes download, streaming, and ringtone income from any of our digital-retail partner companies such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify!,etc. These are sales that are *reported* for this time frame, but because of delays in reporting, the actual sales may have occurred earlier.
Income from processed credit card swiper transactions.
Any miscellaneous account adjustments.
This means the payment was returned or cancelled, and the funds added back to your CD Baby account balance on the date indicated.
Direct to Bank Account
This is the best option; your money will be deposited securely to your bank account. Please click here for a list of countries that currently support this payment option.
If you have a PayPal account, we can deposit your payments directly into it at no cost to you! If you don’t have an account, sign up for PayPal here.
Check (in US Dollars)
We can still write you an old-fashioned check, but based on your location we may charge a $1.50 fee for each one. To avoid this fee, please click here to review alternate payment methods.
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Customers buying your CD from cdbaby.com will be encouraged to buy more than one copy of your CD in order to get the quantity discount. This is great for encouraging your fans to buy many copies for their friends. If they buy only one, there is no discount. If they buy 2 or more, they can get a discount of your choice.
You can give a discount for this album to people who buy more than one copy of your CD. To set a quantity discount, select a percentage discount from the options below.
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iTunes offers a few different pricing options for an album selling in their store. Although we strongly recommend using the default standard price, you can adjust your full album download price in this section.
You can choose to sell your release at a premium, standard, or discounted rate. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that an album’s price cannot exceed the sum of the individual track prices. If the sum of an album’s individual track prices equals less than the album price you choose, the full album price will be adjusted accordingly by the retailer. They do this to ensure that customers don’t pay more when buying your album all at once than they would if they bought all of the album’s tracks individually. The current standard retail price for full album downloads sold by iTunes U.S. is $9.99.
Please note: All prices listed are reflected in U.S. currency, for the iTunes U.S. territory. Album prices may vary in territories outside of the United States due to exchange rates.
If you select this option, your album will be offered on CDBaby.com for full-album download ONLY. However, if you are using CD Baby for digital distribution, please know that our digital partners will still make each track available for individual download.
We have many digital partners, and have organized them into 5 groups, based on their pricing structure. You can elect to be sent to all of them or some of them, based on the distribution option you pick here. Please carefully read the information below and choose which option will work best for your album.
You can change your digital distribution choice before delivery to digital retailers. Any change requested after delivery will require you to contact us. You can email those requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure that the barcode you enter here is unique to this album and hasn’t been used before.
Enter all digits, including the small numbers on the far right and far left. Be sure to leave out any spaces. For example: 012345678912
Some artists have "hidden" tracks on their disc, with a number of blank tracks before. If we’re ripping your CD, then the blank tracks with absolutely no content (intended to hide a hidden track on the physical disc) may get distributed to our digital partners and sold for $0.99 if we don’t know they’re there. If this applies to you, please check each track that, when being read by your cd player, would be blank.
We choose the start time based on the length of your song:
By default, our clips are 29.5 seconds long. Obviously if your song is less than 31.5 seconds long, we just run the clip until the end of the song.
We also put fades on all our clips; we use a 1.5 second half-sinusoidal fade at both the beginning and end of the clip.
You might hate it, but remember: you can define your own custom start time and duration in your members' account! The one thing we can't let you do is customize your clips to be longer than 29.5. Sorry, but we're just trying to avoid being sued by mean nasty lawyers.
Hope that answers all your questions! Email us at email@example.com if it doesn't, OK?
Language selection should reference the language of your album info (e.g., track titles, artist name, etc) and not the language your music
is performed in. We are requesting that you identify the language as it relates to your album information (e.g., track titles, artist name, etc)
so that we can send it to digital partners (such as iTunes) that require it. Our partners use this info to correctly import the native characters
& accent marks for your album so that it displays to your fans properly in their storefront.
Your language selection will not be visible in our partner stores, and is only used to correctly display your information.
Not all partners accept this info, but we will deliver it to the ones that do. If your album info uses two or more languages,
please select the one most prominently used.
Please provide the name of the individual or company who is legally authorized to sell this album. If you are not the copyright holder, you must have obtained a license from the rights holder in order to distribute their work. This information may be displayed publicly.
The date you enter here should correspond with the past, present or future date your album became or will become available for sale.
If the album's original release date was in the past, enter that date and we'll activate the album page as soon as possible.
If you'd like the album to be released on a specific date more than two weeks in the future, enter it here and the CD Baby album page won't be activated until the date you've chosen.
The Digital Release Date should be the day that the album was first made available in the digital format.
If the album’s original release date was in the past, enter that date and we’ll make the album live as soon as possible.
If you have a specific date more than two weeks in the future you’d like the album released on, enter it here and the CD Baby album page won’t be activated until the date you’ve chosen.
Please note that CD Baby album pages are not activated on Saturdays or Sundays.
Also, if you are planning to be included in our digital distribution program, we cannot guarantee any future release dates with our digital partners.
We'll let you choose if you want to be sold through our digital partners like iTunes, or solely on CDBaby.com, later in this process
CD refers to professionally replicated discs, made from a glass master.
Pro CD-R refers to a professionally duplicated (burned) disc with clean printing and retail-ready packaging.
Homemade CD-R refers to a CD-R that you burn at home and package yourself.
A cover song is a song that was first recorded or made popular by someone else.
Explicit content is characterized as anything that contains strong language or depictions of violence, sex, or substance abuse to such an extent as to merit parental notification.
The designation of explicit content is utilized mainly to provide parents, consumers, and companies with an indication that parental discretion is advised for children. While it’s not possible to define each individual situation in which a record label or artist should determine a sound recording to be explicit, the following points should be considered:
Source: RIAA’s Uniform Guidelines for Determining Whether a Sound Recording Should Use a PAL Notice
Welcome to the CD Baby Sync Distribution Addendum between you and CD Baby. This Sync Distribution Addendum ("Sync Distribution Addendum") is part of and incorporates the terms of the CD Baby Artist Agreement, and contains additional
terms under which CD Baby offers the Sync Distribution Service. To the extent that there is any conflict between the terms of this Sync Distribution
Addendum and any term(s) (a) in the CD Baby Artist Agreement (including any other Addenda), and/or (b) in the Terms of Service (http://www.cdbaby.com/terms), the terms of this Sync Distribution Addendum will control.
1. Additional Authorization.
As further described below, this Addendum allows us to provide Your Authorized Content (defined below) to our Licensees that specialize in licensing
sound recordings (and the musical works embodied therein) for a variety of contexts, including film, television, video games, websites, multimedia,
user-generated content, and various application programming interface ("API") services.
Please keep in mind that, although you may have defined the Authorized Territory for the use of Your Authorized Content for other purposes (e.g., for
purposes of the Digital Download and Distribution Service), all licenses and authorizations granted, and all representations, warranties, undertakings
and covenants made by you under this Sync Distribution Addendum are for uses and exploitations throughout the universe.
2. Additional Definitions.
For the purposes of this Sync Distribution Addendum, the following capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) "All Media" means contracts, of any duration, permitting third parties to synchronize, perform (including public
performance), display, communicate to the public, reproduce, deliver, transmit, and/or otherwise use Your Authorized Content in and/or in connection
with any and all media, and by any means, now known or hereafter devised, including films, videos, television programs (including cable and digital
cable), advertisements (including commercials), games (including app-games, console games, and computer games), background music (e.g., in-store music,
on-hold music, etc.), corporate projects/works (e.g., videos, slideshows, presentations, social media channels, teleconferences, podcasts, social media
sites), video blogs, and merchandise (e.g., toys), and which contracts may include the privilege to make a musical arrangement to the extent necessary
without changing the basic melody, fundamental character or the lyrics of the composition, which arrangement will not be considered a "derivative work"
by law. For the avoidance of doubt, "All Media" includes all uses of the type set forth in Section 2(d) below (but is not limited by, and does not
include any limitations set forth in, Section 2(d)).
(b) "Authorized Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 5 of this Sync Distribution Addendum.
(c) "Gross Revenues" means all license fees, revenues, or other consideration (including barter transactions) paid or payable
to a Licensee for any licensed use of Your License Content pursuant to the provisions of this Addendum.
(d) "MicroSyncSM" means contracts of any duration, permitting third parties to synchronize, perform
(including public performance), display, communicate to the public, reproduce, deliver, transmit and/or otherwise use Your Authorized Content in and/or
in connection with New Media Projects, and to exploit Your Authorized Content in any and all online or mobile media (whether now known or hereafter
devised), and which contracts may include the privilege to make a musical arrangement to the extent necessary without changing the basic melody,
fundamental character or the lyrics of the composition, which arrangement will not be considered a "derivative work" by law. Such contracts may also
include the right to make a limited number of physical reproductions (e.g., DVD, CD) of the Licensed Content in each New Media Project in which Your
Authorized Content is used, not to exceed 100.
(e) "New Media Project" means a production or project which makes use of new media or multimedia platforms, including
website-music, Flash animations and presentations, videos, slideshows, Powerpoint presentations, online or mobile video sharing (e.g., YouTube,
Animoto, etc.), so-called "apps" (including app-games), and web-based online video games, but not any productions or projects that might be deemed to
be for traditional distribution channels or platforms, such as traditional broadcast television, theatrical release, or DVDs/CDs (except for the
limited number of copies described in Section 2(d) herein).
(f) "Represent" means the right to: (i) reproduce Your Authorized Content on computer servers owned or
controlled by a Licensee; (ii) publicly perform, communicate to the public, publicly display, reproduce and distribute,
without payment to you (or any third party, including any collection society(ies)) Your Authorized Content (including by way
of offering permanent digital copies, full-length streaming transmissions, or both), through any online or mobile stores or other
services operated by a Licensee (e.g., Rumblefish’s Music Licensing Store, Rumblefish’s Friendly Music Store, or the Rumblefish
API), for purposes of permitting a Licensee’s customers to preview Your Authorized Content for potential licensed use(s);
(iii) publicly perform, communicate to the public, publicly display, reproduce and distribute, without payment to you
(or any third party, including any collection society(ies)) Your Authorized Content for promotional purposes by way of
full-length streaming transmissions, except that, in the case where such promotional streaming transmissions are not
being accessed on a website or application of an online or mobile store or service offered by a Licensee (e.g., in the
case of promotional streaming transmissions through widgets that users post on third party sites, such as promotional
streaming transmissions through so-called “Facebook status updates”), the streaming transmissions will be limited to (90)
seconds in duration; (iv) issue All Media and MicroSyncSM licenses (depending on which option you enabled when opting
in to the Sync Distribution Service); (v) authorize third parties to derive or generate revenues from the sale or barter
of advertising to be displayed or performed in conjunction with audiovisual works embodying Your Authorized Content,
provided such authorization is for a fee and not for free (except in the case of promotional uses expressly authorized
by you); (vi) reproduce, distribute, publicly display, communicate to the public, and/or otherwise use, and authorize
others to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, communicate to the public and/or otherwise use, the names and approved
likenesses of, and biographical material concerning any artists, bands, producers and/or songwriters, as well
as track and/or album name, and all artwork related to your sound recordings, or musical works, in connection with the use
of Your Authorized Content; (vii) exercise or grant those rights which are not expressly granted under this Sync Distribution
Addendum, but which may be reasonably necessary for Licensees, or customers of a Licensee, to have in furtherance of the
intended purposes of this Sync Distribution Addendum; and (viii) fully sublicense (through single or multiple tiers)
any of the foregoing rights or any of the other rights that CD Baby or Licensees are authorized to exercise pursuant to
this Sync Distribution Addendum.
(g) "UGC Networks" means YouTube and such other services that permit user-generated content to be uploaded to the service; but
only to the extent that CD Baby has entered into a written agreement with a Licensee specifically authorizing such other online video services.
(h) "Your Authorized Content" means the sound recordings, and the musical works embodied in such sound recordings, and any
album related artwork, photos, liner notes, metadata and other material related to your sound recordings that you have provided to CD Baby and that you
elect in your CD Baby Member's account to make available pursuant to this Sync Distribution Addendum. Any such sound recordings (and the musical works
embodied therein), artwork, photos, liner notes, metadata, or other materials must be owned or controlled by you and/or have been cleared by you for
all purposes and rights granted and authorized under this Sync Distribution Addendum. For the avoidance of doubt, Your Authorized Content embodies each
sound recording and the musical work(s) (i.e., the music and lyrics) embodied in each sound recording.
3. Additional Grant.
In addition to the rights granted in the CD Baby Artist Agreement, you hereby grant to CD Baby the non-exclusive right to sublicense Licensees, and to
our designated Licensees the nonexclusive right, to Represent Your Authorized Content for use on a nonexclusive basis during the Term and throughout
the universe in strict compliance with this Sync Distribution Addendum and any agreement separately entered into between CD Baby and a Licensee. CD
Baby shall have sole discretion over the Licensees to be granted sublicenses pursuant to this Addendum.
4. Exclusive Content ID Administration Rights.
(a) During the Authorized Term and throughout the universe, CD Baby or one or more of its Licensees will, with respect to Your Authorized Content, be
the exclusive administrator of all so-called "Content ID" controls (and any similar controls, including any controls that allow for the monetization of
content that is identified via content-matching and/or audio fingerprinting technologies) on UGC Networks, it being acknowledged that this will allow
CD Baby or our Licensees to (i) ensure that a Licensee's customers who have been granted a license pursuant to Section 3 of this Sync Distribution
Addendum are able to exercise such license; and (ii) collect additional revenues that may be generated from the use of Your Authorized Content on UGC
Networks consistent with the grant of rights in Section 3 of this Sync Distribution Addendum.
(b) In the event that the administration of Content ID controls (and/or similar controls) for any of Your Authorized Content is returned to you ( e.g., after the Authorized Term), you will neither administer, nor authorize any third party(ies) to administer such Content ID controls (or
similar controls) in a manner that would disable any licensed uses of Your Authorized Content that, during the Authorized Term, were authorized by
Licensee or a customer of a Licensee.
The term of this Sync Distribution Addendum ("Authorized Term") commences on the date on which you clicked the "I Agree" button
related to this Sync Distribution Addendum, and will continue unless and until terminated. If you wish to terminate the Authorized Term, you must
provide us with written notice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Within seven (7) business days of our receipt of your Termination Notice we shall advise
Licensees that they are no longer authorized to Represent Your Authorized Content. If a Licensee fails to discontinue further licensing of Your
Authorized Content following receipt of a notification of termination of a license, you retain all rights to pursue any causes of action against such
third party, and hereby agree that you shall have no claims or causes of action, including, but not limited to, for monetary damages or injunctive
relief, against CD Baby for any third party's unauthorized use of your licensed content. However, any licenses that, during the Authorized Term, shall
have been issued by a Licensee, or by a customer of a Licensee, for the use of any of Your Authorized Content as permitted in this Sync Distribution
Addendum, shall continue and remain in full force and effect, it being agreed that the term of any such licenses shall be separate and apart from the
Authorized Term and will, accordingly, survive termination of the Authorized Term. Provisions of this Sync Distribution Addendum, which, by their
nature or sense, are intended to survive the termination of the Authorized Term, such as, but not limited to, the provisions in Sections 4(b), 7, 8, 9,
10, 11 and 12, will survive the termination of the Authorized Term.
A Licensee is obligated to pay to CD Baby a "CD Baby Artist Royalty”" in an amount that is set forth in the agreement entered
into between CD Baby and the Licensee pursuant to the rights granted in this Sync Distribution Addendum. CD Baby shall remit to
you a portion of the CD Baby Artist Royalty attributable to the use of Your Authorized Content actually received from a Licensee.
CD Baby will use commercially reasonable efforts to make a payment to you (by wire or electronic transfer) for amounts generated
pursuant to the rights granted in this Addendum no later than 15 days after amounts were actually received by CD Baby from a
Licensee and your Threshold Amount has been met. The default Threshold Amount is $50 and can be changed at any time as long as it
equals or exceeds the Minimum Threshold of $10. You may withdraw funds by physical check for a charge of $1.50 USD per check
withdrawal to cover processing fees. If a check is not redeemed after 180 days from the date it was issued, the funds
(minus the fee) will be returned to your Account. If you have provided an undeliverable mailing address and two or more
consecutive payments have been returned to CD Baby as undeliverable, we may stop sending future payments to you until you
provide a deliverable mailing address. Funds may also be requested in the form of a direct deposit (ACH), which will incur a fee of $2.50 for bank accounts located outside of the United States; direct deposits to US based bank accounts are free of charge. International clients using International ACH (direct deposit) to receive payments are responsible for any currency losses due to market fluctuations if the International ACH payment is returned or rejected. These amounts will be deducted directly from your CD Baby account. Refer to our FAQ (link to our updated FAQ) for a complete list of eligible countries. Additional fees for returned direct deposit (ACH) transactions will be your responsibility; the current schedule of fees can be found in our FAQ (link to our updated FAQ). Payments pursuant to this Addendum constitute full and complete consideration for
the licenses and authorizations granted, and representations, warranties, undertakings, and covenants made by you under this
Sync Distribution Addendum. Although CD Baby reserves the right to take any actions available to it in any dispute with a
Licensee, nothing in this Sync Distribution Addendum obligates CD Baby to collect any amounts due it by a Licensee or initiate
any cause of action against a Licensee for non-payment of any CD Baby Artist Royalties.
7. Third Party Clearances.
a. Third Party Clearances. You will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any and all clearances or licenses required throughout
the universe for the use of Your Authorized Content. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you shall be responsible for and shall pay (i)
any royalties and other sums due to artists (featured and non-featured), authors, co-authors, copyright owners and co-owners, producers,
engineers, and any other record royalty participants from sales or other uses of Your Content, (ii) all mechanical royalties or other sums payable to
music publishers and/or authors or co-authors of musical compositions embodied in Your Authorized Content from sales or other uses of Your Authorized
Content, (iii) all payments that may be required under any collective bargaining agreements applicable to you or any third party (e.g., to unions or
guilds such as AFM or AFTRA), and (iv) any other royalties, fees and/or sums payable with respect to Your Authorized Content or other materials
provided by you to us. You agree that the amount payable to you is inclusive of any so-called "artist royalties" that might otherwise be required
to be paid for sales or exploitations pursuant to the applicable laws of any jurisdiction and for any public performances, public displays or
communications to the public of the sound recordings and musical works constituting Your Authorized Content. To the extent permitted by law, you hereby
waive any so-called "moral rights" in Your Authorized Content applicable under the laws of any jurisdiction.
b. Notification of Collection Societies. If any portion of Your Authorized Content is now or in the future administered in any
territory(ies) by any performance rights society, or any other collection society, you will be responsible for ensuring that such collection societies
are notified of this Agreement, and of any other agreements or activities related to this Sync Distribution Addendum, in accordance with any
obligations that may be applicable (e.g. obligations under agreements that relate to such collection societies' administration of public
performance rights in Your Authorized Content).
c. Subject to the immediately succeeding sentence, and, except as expressly provided in this Sync Distribution Addendum, any Licensees shall have no right under this Sync Distribution Addendum to grant a free license for the public performance of any of your musical works embodied in Your Authorized Content to any party that is a licensee of a performing rights organization authorized to license your musical works as of the date such party obtains a license from a Licensee. The restrictions set forth in the foregoing sentence do not apply in the case of licenses for the public performance of any of the musical works embodied in Your Authorized Content where the applicable license shall have been issued for any use described in Section 2(d) or 2(e).
8. Representations and Warranties by You.
You represent and warrant to us that: (i) you have the full right, power, and authority to act on behalf of any and all owners of any right, title or
interest in and to Your Authorized Content, including all musical compositions embodied in Your Authorized Content, and that you are authorized to
provide Your Authorized Content to us for the uses specified in this Sync Distribution Addendum; (ii) If you are acting on behalf of an artist, band,
group or corporation, you represent and warrant that you are fully authorized to enter into this Sync Distribution Addendum on behalf of such artist,
band, group, or corporation and to grant all rights and assume and fulfill all of the obligations, covenants, representations and warranties set forth
in this Sync Distribution Addendum; (iii) you own or control all of the necessary rights in Your Authorized Content in order to make the grant of
rights, licenses, and permissions herein, and that you have permission to use the name and likeness of each identifiable individual person whose name
or likeness is contained or used within Your Authorized Content, and to use such individual's identifying or personal information (to the extent such
information is used or contained in Your Authorized Content) as contemplated by this Sync Distribution Addendum; (iv) the use or other exploitation of
Your Authorized Content by us, or by Licensees, or by any customers of Licensees, all as contemplated and authorized by this Sync Distribution
Addendum, will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or
any other intellectual property or proprietary rights; (v) no rights in or to any of Your Authorized Content have been assigned or otherwise provided
to any third party that obtained exclusive rights; and (vi) no fees or payments of any kind shall be payable to any third party for the use of Your
Authorized Content as contemplated by this Sync Distribution Addendum.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: BASIS OF BARGAIN. THE LIABILITY LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO CD BABY UNDER THE CD BABY MEMBER
AGREEMENT WILL ALSO BE AFFORDED TO LICENSEES AND LICENSEE CUSTOMERS (WITH LIABILITY BEING LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT THAT WAS PAID BY THE APPLICABLE
LICENSEE TO CD BABY FOR THE LICENSED USE OF YOUR AUTHORIZED CONTENT IN THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE APPLICABLE DISPUTE). APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW
THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES YOU AGREE
THAT BECAUSE SUCH DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND OUR LICENSEES, AND ARE
FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND CD BABY, OUR LICENCEES' AND LICENSEE CUSTOMERS' LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT OUR LICENSEES WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER THEIR SERVICES ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE
BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS AND WOULD NOT OFFER SUCH SERVICES ABSENT A LIMITATION OF LIABILIY.
a. Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CD Baby and Licensees and customers of Licensees
exercising rights consistent with the grant of rights set forth in this Addendum, from and against any and all damages, claims, liabilities, costs,
losses, and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal costs and attorneys' fees) (collectively, "Claims") arising out of
any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations, covenants or agreements made by you in this Addendum. You agree to reimburse
us, on demand, for any payment made by us at any time with respect to any Claims to which the foregoing indemnity applies. Pending the resolution of
any claim, demand, or action, we may, at our election, withhold payment of any monies otherwise payable to you hereunder in an amount which does not
exceed your potential liability to us pursuant to this Section 10(a).
b. Indemnification Request. If we make an indemnification request to you under this Section, we may permit you to control the defense,
disposition or settlement of the matter at your own expenses, provided that you shall not, without our prior written consent, enter into any settlement
or agree to any disposition that requires any admission of liability by CD Baby or any Licensee or customer of a Licensee or imposes any conditions or
obligations on CD Baby or a Licensee or customer of a Licensee (for the purposes of this Section 10, the "Indemnified Parties")
other than the payment of monies that are readily measurable for purposes of determining your monetary indemnification or reimbursement obligations to
the Indemnified Parties. If the Indemnified Parties, in their reasonable and good faith judgment conclude that you are not capable of defending the
interests of one or more of the Indemnified Parties against any Claims, then the Indemnified Parties, either individually or collectively, shall have
the option to control the defense in any matter or litigation through counsel of their own choosing to defend against any such Claim for which you owe
the Indemnified Parties an indemnification, and the costs of such counsel, as well as any court costs, shall be at your expense.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INITIATE A CLAIM OR DISPUTE AGAINST A LICENSEE, SUCH CLAIM OR DISPUTE
MUST BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE MANNER THAT CLAIMS AGAINST CD BABY ARE RESOLVED UNDER THE CD BABY MEMBER AGREEMENT, AND THAT FOR CLAIMS OR DISPUTES
AGAINST A LICENSEE, SUCH LICENSEE WILL BE ENTITLED TO ALL BENEFITS OF THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVISIONS OF THE CD BABY MEMBER AGREEMENT.
(a) Construction. Wherever the words "include," "includes" or "including" are used in this Sync Distribution Addendum, they shall be
deemed to be followed by the words without limitation. In relation to the rights, remedies, and benefits granted hereunder, and the representations and warranties herein, the term "Licensees" is
deemed to include Licensees' sublicensees as well as Licensees' successors and assigns.
(b) No Minimum Use Guarantees. You agree that CD Baby makes no guarantees regarding any minimum amount of uses or minimum payments
that may be generated from the use of Your Authorized Content pursuant to this Addendum.
(c) Third Party Beneficiaries. Licensees and any Licensee customers are intended third party beneficiaries of this Sync Distribution
Addendum. This Sync Distribution Addendum confers rights,
remedies, benefits, representations, and warranties to Licensee and Licensee customers. The rights granted in this Sync Distribution Addendum are
assignable by CD Baby. The rights granted to a Licensee or a customer of a Licensee pursuant this Addendum shall be assignable by a Licensee or a
customer of a Licensee except as otherwise limited in any agreement entered into between CD Baby and a Licensee.
Every file is encoded and any quality reduction is locked in. We encode many different formats for our various digital partners. If you upload MP3 files (which are not full quality) the files we send to our partners will not only have the inherent quality loss of the format we encode to, but will also have the quality loss of the format you sent us.
So uploading MP3s is kind of like taking a picture of a picture with a digital camera and emailing it to us. Then when we encode it to send it to partners, it's like we print out the picture of a picture, take a picture of it with a digital camera, and email it to them. It makes much more sense if you send us the original picture, i.e. FLAC or WAV files.
The name you give us here must match the name on the account that you ask us to deposit payments into; If you choose to be paid by check, make sure the name you put here is the name of the person/business cashing the check. So if your band doesn’t have a bank account in the band’s name, the payee should be someone with a bank account.
We are processing your payment. Please be patient during this process.
Due to the holidays, it may take 4-8 weeks to process your return. If you chose expedited shipping, your order will be processed in 1-2 business days
Please wait while this transaction is processed.
Please provide your account number and BSB routing number. Your account number should be 1 – 9 characters long, and should not include leading 0s. The Bank State Branch (BSB) number can be found on your check or by contacting your bank.
For Canadian checks (example below), when using a check to determine the bank routing/transit number for ACH transactions, remember that the four-dight institution ID number comes before the five-digit branch transit number. This is the opposite of how they appear on the check.
Please provide your account number and SWIFT BIC (routing number). Please contact your bank if you are unsure where to obtain this number.
Please provide your account number and Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) for the routing number. The IFSC can be found on your check or by contacting your bank.
Please provide your 18-digit CLABE number in both the account and routing number fields. The CLABE is formatted in this order:
Please contact your bank if you are unsure where to obtain this number.
Please provide your account number and bank/branch (routing) number. Your account number will be 12-digits long, and consists of an 8-digit account number and a 4-digit suffix. If your account number is shorter than 8 digits, add leading 0’s in front of it. For example, if your account number is 12345 and the suffix is 789, you would enter: 000123450789. You can find this information on your check or by contacting your bank. Please note: Credit Union accounts are not eligible for international direct deposit.
Please provide your account number and 7-digit routing number. The routing number consists of a 4-digit local bank code and a 3-digit branch code. Please contact your bank if you are unsure where to obtain this number.
Please provide your account number and 6-digit sort code (routing number). You can find this information on your check or by contacting your bank.
For US checks (example below), your bank's routing number is the first series of numbers on the bottom left of one of your physical checks. For non-US checks, please refer to your local bank for more specific instructions.
If you live in Europe and your bank accepts SEPA payments, then please provide your IBAN (account number) and SWIFT BIC (routing number).
Otherwise, please contact your bank if you are unsure which details to provide for ACH payments.
The Tax ID Number is optional at this time, but we may need to collect if from you in the future.
If you reside outside the US, and are not claiming exemption due to a tax treaty then we need your tax ID number for the country in which you reside.
What is the full legal name of each songwriter for each track?
If there is more than one composer, please place a semi-colon between each name. (ie. Brandon Roy; Rodolfo Fernández i Farrés; Gregory Oden, Jr.)
In order to help us deliver your music to our digital partners (including iTunes) as soon as possible, follow the guidelines below:
A cover song is a new version of a previously recorded, commercially-available composition with active copyright. If a composition was written and/or published before 1923, then it is NOT a cover song and you can list the publishing info as "Public Domain."
We need to know that you've secured the necessary license to legally sell any cover song; later in the sign up process you will provide composer and publisher information for any cover songs you wish to sell.
The publisher is the owner of the copyright to a song (The song, not the recording. Just the words and music.).
If you have never signed away your publishing rights, you are the publisher.
Don't get publisher confused with a sheet music publisher (Alfred, Hal Leonard) or CD manufacturer. It has nothing to do with that. In this case, publisher just means "copyright owner of the song itself."
If you are not the copyright owner of a song (a cover song, for example), you will need to get a mechanical license before you can sell it. Need more info on mechanical licenses? Rightsflow can help.
It's like this: every file is encoded and any quality reduction is locked in. We encode many different formats for our various digital partners. If you upload MP3 files (which are not full quality) the files we send to our partners will not only have the inherent quality loss of the format we encode to, but will also have the quality loss of the format you sent us.
If you have a HostBaby coupon, please send the URL in an email to: email@example.com
If you have an Oasis coupon, we need to receive the hard copy. Please write the artist name and album title on the coupon, and mail to:
CD Baby Accounting
13909 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
This title will appear at the very top of your MusicStore. Generally, it should be your band or artist name.
Once uploaded, your banner image will appear just above your MusicStore. It’s a great place to feature a press shot, live-band photo, logo, or anything else you think will capture the attention of your fans.
Create a streaming playlist of any songs you have distributed through CD Baby. You can order them any way you like and provide your fans with the perfect mix of your music.
The MusicStore allows you to sell your music directly on Facebook. You can choose to feature any or all of the music you currently distribute through CD Baby. We’ll handle all the boring stuff like transaction processing, shipping, and customer service.
You can embed one YouTube video in your MusicStore. Grab the URL of your video by clicking the “share” button located below the video on YouTube. Copy the URL and paste it here.
Tell your fans about who you are! This is your space to add your band/artist bio to your MusicStore.
Choose the color theme that works best with your header image, album artwork or overall aesthetic. Change colors as often as you wish.
Checking this box will allow CD Baby to import your album reviews from CDBaby.com and display them in your MusicStore on Facebook.
If you select “preview clip” for any given track, a 30 second clip of your music will be made available for your fans to preview.
If you select “full clip” for any given track, your fans will be able to listen to the track in its entirety. However, they will not be able to download it without first purchasing it.
iTunes trending reports are NOT to be used as an indicator of final monthly sales. They may differ from your offical sales reports for several reasons, including:
SoundCloud is the leading social sound platform on the web, enabling you to record, upload, promote, and share your audio across the Internet in a simple, accessible, and feature-rich way. With just a few clicks from your CD Baby Account Dashboard you can set up an automatic audio transfer from your CD Baby account to your SoundCloud account! Learn more.
When you upload a track to SoundCloud, you have two options for how you want to share it with other users:
Public sharing means that anyone can listen to your track.
Private sharing is exclusive and means you have complete control over who has access to your tracks and who doesn't.
We accept WAV, FLAC, and MP3 file formats.
If any of your SoundCloud tracks are in a file format we do not accept, they will be greyed-out and non-selectable.
If you have tracks in your SoundCloud account, CD Baby can pull the audio directly from that account.
This number indicates the quantity of CDs we currently have on-hand.
This number indicates the quantity of CDs we must return or recycle.
This number indicates the quantity of CDs flagged for recycling. If you change this number, the “QTY to Return” field will also be adjusted. The numbers in the “QTY to Return” field and “QTY to Recycle” field must equal the number of the “Excess Stock” field.
This number indicates the quantity of CDs currently flagged for return shipment. If you change this number, the “QTY to Recycle” field will also be adjusted. The numbers in the “QTY to Return” field and “QTY to Recycle” field must equal the number of the “Excess Stock” field.
Note: you will need to complete “Finish and Pay” in order to process a return shipment order. Otherwise, your selections will not be saved.
Your Official Release Date is the day your music will be fully available for purchase and download from the iTunes store.
Your pre-sale date is the date that customers will be able to purchase your music in advance of its release. On the official release date, those customers will receive an automatic download of your music into their iTunes Player.
In order to collect publishing royalties for your original music, you must be affiliated with a performing rights organization. CD Baby will register you as a songwriter with ASCAP or BMI.
CD Baby will register your songs and publishing information with collection societies around the world to make sure you’re capturing maximum publishing revenue for your music.
As a CD Baby PRO member, CD Baby will collect the publisher’s share of your publishing royalties and pay them directly to you. These include performance royalties and international mechanical royalties.
Whenever the music you have written is sold, you are owed a “mechanical royalty.” In the US, the artist/label is responsible for paying this royalty to the songwriter/publisher. But in many countries outside the US, the music retailer is responsible for paying mechanical royalties. If you’ve sold music internationally, CD Baby will collect mechanical royalties owed to you.
CD Baby will also collect performance royalties for you whenever your music is played on radio, TV, streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora, at live performances, and more.
CD Baby will be collecting publishing royalties on your behalf. A signed W-9 form is required by the IRS for anyone receiving money from royalty payments. Without this, we cannot pay you any royalties.
All your personal information is completely safe and is not stored on our servers. We use industry-standard 2048 bit RSA encryption to safeguard your data.
ASCAP and BMI are the largest Performing Rights Organizations in the United States.
Both perform the same function, and either would be a great option for an independent songwriter.
If you are a member of one of these Performing Rights Organizations, you will have an "IPI" number. If you aren't sure, search your full legal name on the ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC websites.
If your songs have not been registered, no worries! We'll take care of it for you. Affiliation with a P.R.O. doesn’t necessarily mean all your songs have been registered. Check with your P.R.O. to find out if your songs have been registered.
You can search for your IPI Number on [selected PRO name]'s website. Use their repertory search to look up your writer name/publishing account.
This cannot be a generic band email account. Must be a current email address for this songwriter.