These Terms of Use (these “Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the website. Your access to and use of the website and the information, materials, available through the website are subject to these Terms, regardless of whether you possess an account through the website linked to your name and/or contact information (“Account”). For the Distribution of your Recordings, please refer to our Terms of Service below and/or your individual Distribution Agreement, if any.

Please read these Terms carefully before using the website. If you choose to continue to use or access the website after having the opportunity to read these Terms, you recognise that we, Distrosonic Ltd of 128 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX (“Distrosonic”, “we”, us “or”, “our”), has provided valuable consideration by offering the website, and in exchange for that valuable consideration, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, do not access or use the website. 

  1. Changes to these Terms
    • We may make changes to these Terms at any time if we believe it is reasonably necessary to do so (including for security, legal or regulatory reasons). We will give you as much advance notice of this as is reasonably possible (and may do so by communicating the changes to you either when you log in to the website or by sending you notice using the contact information that you have provided to us and/or by any other means we think is appropriate).
    • Your continued use of the website will constitute your acceptance of any new or amended terms and/or updates.
  1. Copyright and ownership
    • All of the content featured or displayed on the website, including but not limited to text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations protected by intellectual property law other than User-Provided Content (together “Content”), is owned by Distrosonic, its licensors, vendors, agents, and/or its Content providers.
    • You must not use the website or any Content other than for its intended purpose. Except where we tell you otherwise on the website, you may view, play, print, and download documents, audio, and video found on the website for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes only.
    • You must not modify any of the materials and you must not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or work contained on the website.
    • Except as authorised under applicable copyright law, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the website. For purposes of these Terms, the use of any such material on any other mobile application, website, or online service is prohibited.
    • You are responsible for complying with all laws which apply to you and your use of the website. The website, its Content, and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Distrosonic or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices from material found on the website.
  1. Accuracy of information

We attempt to ensure that information on the website is complete, accurate, and current. Despite our efforts this may not always be the case. Please note that we are not required to maintain or update any such information. You should not rely on any such information and any reliance on any such information is at your own risk.

  1. Your provision of information

When you provide information about yourself to us or to other users of the website, including when you create an Account, you agree to: (a) provide accurate and current information, and not to provide information that attempts to impersonate another individual; and (b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it accurate and current. If you provide any information about yourself that is untrue or inaccurate, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue or inaccurate, we retain the right to suspend or terminate any account you establish, decline to provide you with services on the website, and/or refuse any or all current or future use of the website or any portion thereof.

  1. User-Provided Content
    • You understand that all information, data, or other materials that you and other users of website upload, post, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise make available through the website, including the information provided when creating an Account and information you share with or make available to other users of the website (“User-Provided Content”), are the sole responsibility of you or the person from whom such User-Provided Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are responsible for all User-Provided Content that you upload, post, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise make available through the website.
    • We do not control the User-Provided Content posted and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any User-Provided Content. Furthermore, the User-Provided Content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You understand that by using the website, you may be exposed to User-Provided Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
    • We are not responsible for any User-Provided Content, and will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any User-Provided Content or your use of or reliance on it.
    • By uploading, posting, transmitting, publishing, displaying, or otherwise making available User-Provided Content through the website, you agree that:
      • you are the owner of all rights in such User-Provided Content;
      • you have the right to allow our use of such User-Provided Content under these Terms;
      • all User-Provided Content that you post is accurate; does not violate these Terms; will not result in a breach or violation of any terms of any contract or agreement to which you are currently bound or will become bound in the future; does not and will not violate any applicable law; and will not cause injury to any person or entity.
  1. Your grant of license to Distrosonic for User-Provided Content
    • By uploading, posting, transmitting, publishing, displaying, or otherwise making available User-Provided Content, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive royalty-free license (with the right to sub-license) to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, publish, or distribute such User-Provided Content in whole or in part in any form, medium, or technology (now known or later developed) as part of or in connection with the website.
    • may modify or adapt User-Provided Content, including in order to transmit, display or distribute it over networks and to conform to the requirements of networks, services, or other media. We or others may, in our sole discretion, refer to your name or other identifier you provided when posting User-Provided Content. You promise that our publication and use of your User-Provided Content will not infringe the rights of any third party.
  1. Your conduct
    • You may use our website only for lawful purposes.
    • You may not use our website:
      • in any way that breaches any applicable local or international laws or regulations;
      • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
      • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
      • to post content that contains hate speech or threats, is sexually explicit or pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or violence;
      • to post content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
      • to harass, stalk, intimidate, assault, abuse or defame any person;
  1. Registration and passwords

You may be permitted or required to register or obtain a login ID and password prior to being provided with access to certain pages on the website. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login ID and password, and for all uses of your login ID, password, and/or account, whether authorised by you or not. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your login ID, password, or account, or any other breach of security involving access to the website through your account. You acknowledge that you may be held liable for any loss or harm incurred by us or any other person or entity due to someone else using your login ID, password, or account as a result of your failing to take reasonable steps to keep your account information secure and confidential.

  1. Operation of the website and termination of this agreement

We reserve the right to do any of the following, at any time, at our sole discretion, with or without notice: (i) modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or your access to the website, or any portion of the website, or the agreement between you and us under these Terms, for any reason including but not limited to for your violation of these Terms; (ii) modify or change the website, or any portion of the website; (iii) interrupt the regular operation of the website, or any portion of the website, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, to correct errors, or to make other changes to the website required for, inter alia, changes to the technical environment or functionalities, changes in the number of users or improvements to the services.

  1. Access to the website
    • Neither Distrosonic, nor any of its respective affiliates guarantee that the functions contained on the website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected.
    • We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the website without notice.
  1. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
    • We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking these terms or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time you accepted these terms, both we and you knew it might happen.
    • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents, or subcontractors or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Terms of Service

These  Terms of Service constitutes a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and us, concerning the distribution of Sound and Video Recordings as uploaded and provided by you to us and published for the purpose of selling copies of your Sound and Video Recordings as musical downloads to consumers over the Internet (“Recordings”).

  1. License Grant
    • You hereby certify that you own or have the right to distribute, publish, sell, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify, and deliver over the Internet the Recordings designated to us.
    • You hereby to us and our Third-Party Assignees a nonexclusive right and license to convert, digitise, encode, make, cause, or otherwise deliver your Sound and Video Recordings as Recordings.
  1. Distribution of Music

You hereby grant to us and our Third-Party Assignees a nonexclusive right to sell via download over the Internet the Recordings supplied by you.

  1. Release

You hereby authorise us and our Third-Party Assignees to immediately release, sell via download over the Internet your Recordings and any artwork, writings, or pictorials supplied by you to the us for the purpose of promoting the sale of your Recordings.

  1. Distribution
    • You hereby grant to us and our Third-Party Assignees a nonexclusive right to distribute, display, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify, and deliver over the Internet any artwork, writings, or pictorials supplied by you to us and/or our Third-Party Assignees for the purpose of promoting the sale of the Recordings.
    • You hereby grant to us and our Third-Party Assignees the right to distribute, display, publish, copy, transfer, convert, encode, integrate, digitally modify and deliver over the Internet all writings, text and statements provided by the you to the us and/or our Third-Party Assignees for the purpose of promoting the sale and distribution of the Recordings.
  1. Reserved Rights

You reserve all rights and license not expressly granted to us and our Third-Party Assignees hereunder. Ownership of the Recordings and artwork shall remain with you or your licensors.

  1. Delivery
    • You shall deliver to us by means of Uploading the Recordings hereunder; a reasonable number of items of the related artwork for use by us and our Third Party Assignees in connection with the marketing and promotion of the Recordings; and, a written schedule of the names and contact information of the author(s), composer(s), and music publisher(s) of the songs embodied in the Recordings, together with any additional copyright information known relating to the Recordings, and a list of credits that you are contractually required or desire to provide in connection with the distribution, exploitation of the Recordings.
    • We shall have no right to modify the Recordings, except that it may digitise and/or encode the Recordings in any format now known or hereafter devised for the purpose of facilitating and promoting the sale and distribution of the Recordings.
  1. Your Obligations
    • You shall obtain and pay for any necessary clearances and licenses in the Territory for all your Recordings and artwork. You shall be responsible for and pay any royalties and other income due to artists, authors, co-authors, copyright owners, co-copyright owners, producers, and other record royalty participants from sales or other uses of the Recordings (“Licensed Recordings”).
    • You shall also be responsible for all mechanical royalties payable to publishers and/or authors or co-authors of copyrighted musical compositions embodied in the Licensed Recording from sales or other uses of the Licensed Recording.
    • You shall also be responsible for all payments that may be required under collective bargaining agreements applicable to the you and any other royalties, fees, and or monies payable by the you with respect to your Recordings, artwork, and other materials supplied by you to us and our Third-Party Assignees.
  1. Likenesses and Names

You hereby grant to us and our Third-Party Assignees the right to use and to allow others to use your name and likeness for the purpose of advertising and promoting the sale of the Recordings throughout the Territory.

  1. Term

The term of grant shall commence upon your upload of the Recordings and shall continue until you cancel your Distrosonic account giving us sixty (60) days’ notice of cancellation to remove all of your Recordings from Distrosonic.

  1. Royalties and Royalty Arrangements

Provided you are fulfilling your payment obligations as set out in clause 22 of these Terms, you will receive 95% percent of any and all Net Revenues derived from the sale of the Recordings if you have subscribed to any of our plans less any fees required to be paid to digital websites.

  • You are required to make your own Royalty Arrangements withing your account and to provide valid and all required details to be used for the payment of any royalties and the relevant royalty split, if any (“Royalty Arrangements”). Once you have set up the relevant royalty arrangements, we will arrange the automatic distribution of Royalties generated.
  • We receive the right to withhold all royalties due if we suspect, have reasons to believe or concrete evidence that any unauthorised automated means or methods, including bots, botnets, robots, spiders, scrapers, data mining tools, automated scripts, or the like, had been used to access your Recordings to generate plays, public performances, streams, or the like for the purpose of generating fraudulent revenue or otherwise.
  1. Subscription Charges and Refunds
    • All charges for the paid services (“Charges”) are posted on the website, or otherwise set forth in the Agreement. You agree to pay for paid services according to these Terms. Charges paid by you are non-refundable.
    • If you purchase a recurring subscription from us, the subscription period for your Account shall be renewed automatically at the expiry of each subscription period, until terminated successfully through our website. By purchasing the recurring subscription, you authorise us or our related corporations to automatically charge the Fees:
      • upon the commencement of your first subscription period, upon expiration of any applicable trial period or at a date otherwise indicated by us; and
      • on the renewal date of the subscription period thereafter, without any further action by you.
    • Any Fees due in relation to your Account must be paid by their due date for payment, as notified to you through our website or otherwise. Failure to make timely payment of the Fees may result in the suspension or termination of your access to your Account and/or our website or any of the Services.
    • Our Fees may be amended from time to time at our discretion. We will provide you reasonably advanced written notice of any amendment of recurring Fees. Your continued use of a recurring subscription will constitute acceptance of the amended Fees.
    • You shall be responsible for any applicable taxes (including any goods and services tax) under these Terms.
    • All payments shall be made by using the payment methods specified by us from time to time. You acknowledge and agree that you are subject to the applicable user agreement of any third-party payment methods. We shall not be liable for any failure, disruption, or error in connection with your chosen payment method. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any payment method without notice to you or giving any reason.
    • We must receive payment in full no later than the day on which such payment is required to be paid in immediately available and freely transferable funds, without any restriction, condition, withholding, deduction, set-off or counterclaim whatsoever.
    • Unless otherwise notified in writing by us, termination of your Account for any reason whatsoever shall not entitle you to any refund of the Fees. If you cancel your subscription to our website, you may continue to access your Account until the expiry of the subscription period in which the cancellation occurred.
    • We offer a 14 days refund policy, provided that no actions have been taken in respect of your Account during 14 days from your sign up period and you have notified us in writing of your intention to terminate your subscription within 14 days of your first subscription payment.
  1. Record Keeping and Report
    • We agree to maintain and preserve accurate books and records concerning all transactions relating to the reproduction and distribution of the Recordings.
    • We will compute the royalties to you and will deliver to you a quarterly royalty statement for each such period together with the net amount of royalties. Any computed sum in accordance with this Agreement will be payable.
  1. Editorial Right

We reserve an unabridged right to refuse to distribute any and all of your Recordings for good reason, bad reason, or no reason.

  1. Indemnification and Limitation of Liability
    • You will indemnify and hold harmless the us and our Third Party Assignees from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party by reason of a breach of any warranty, representation, covenant or obligation of the you under this Agreement, or any claim that any sound recording, printed material, or artwork provided to the us and/or our Third Party Assignees by the you use thereof violates or infringes the rights of another party.
    • You will reimburse the us and/or our Third-Party Assignees for any actual payments made in resolution of any liability or claim that is subject to indemnification under this Agreement.
  1. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later

If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

  1. Miscellaneous
    • In case of contradiction between these Terms and any content contained in other parts of the website or in links, these Terms contained in this document prevail.
    • We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms at any time.
    • The use of this website as well as any purchase agreement executed between you and us, will be subject to the version of these Terms in force at the time you place the order through this website or the day you browse this website (as applicable).
    • Please check these Terms periodically for changes.
  1. Data protection

Distrosonic fully respects the privacy of individuals who access and use the website. Your personal data will be collected and used to fulfil necessary contractual obligations outlined in these Terms. For details on the manner in which we use cookies, the type of information we collect, how and for what purpose, we use your information and under what circumstances we disclose information please see our Privacy Policy.

  1. Sub-contracting and assignment

Distrosonic reserves the right to sub-contract, transfer, assign or novate all or any of our rights and obligations under these Terms provided that your rights under these Terms are not affected. You may not sub-contract, assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions without our consent in writing.

  1. Events beyond reasonable control

Distrosonic will be not held responsible for any delay or failure to perform or comply with our obligations under these terms and conditions when the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond Distrosonic’ reasonable control.

  1. Severance

Each provision of these Terms shall be construed separately and independently of each other. If any provision is deemed invalid, void or otherwise unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable from and shall not affect the enforceability of any of the other provisions of these Terms.

  1. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The these Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The laws of England and Wales applies to the sales contract, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Distrosonic and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.


This document was last updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2022.