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The following, when accepted by the "Registered Artist" will confirm the agreement as of the date of upload between "Registered Artist" and "Open Mic Artists" for the distribution of the Master Upload Recordings and the performances embodied thereon in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

1.) The "Registered Artist" represents and warrants that the "Registered Artist" is free to enter into and abide by the terms of this Agreement and that the "Registered Artist" is the sole owner of the uploaded recordings embodying the following compositions: (hereinafter referred to individually and collectively as the "Master Digital Upload") and of all the performances embodied thereon; that the "Registered Artist" has the right to assign distribution rights and to make each and all of the grants herein made to "Open Mic Artists Ltd"; and that no other person, firm or corporation has the exclusive right, title or interest in or to the "Master Digital Upload" or any copy or duplicate thereof, inconsistent with the "Registered Artist" rights therein, except as are specified herein, and that "The Artist/s"has not heretofore done or permitted to be done, nor will the "Registered Artist" hereafter do or permit to be done, any act or thing which is or may be inconsistent with our rights of distribution of said "Master Digital Upload" and said performances or which may impair and/or curtail any of the rights given or grants made in this Agreement.2.) The "Registered Artist" further represent and warrant:

(i) That, in connection with the recording of the "Master Digital Upload", all costs of recording, musicians fees, and royalties to any artists, arrangers, and copyists, if any, have been paid in full by the "Registered Artist"; that the "Registered Artist" will be solely responsible for all above stated royalties and will indemnify us and hold us harmless against any losses, damages, costs or claims of any parties resulting from the services of the artists and musicians whose performances are embodied on said "Master Digital Upload" recordings.

(ii) That there are no liens, encumbrances and/or obligations upon or in connection with the "Master Digital Upload" or with the performance not specifically set forth herein.

3.) You hereby assign and grant to Open Mic Artists Ltd, for the term of this Agreement, the right to distribute in the United Kingdom and the rest of the World without any limitation not specifically set forth hereinafter in and to the "Master Digital Upload" and all copies thereof and in and to the performances embodied thereon including but not limited to:

(i) The distribution of the "Master Digital Upload" and all duplicates thereof and all the performances embodied thereon, and all or any parts thereof, edited, excerpted, altered or changed in any manner or by any means whatsoever for the term of this Agreement.

(ii) The non-exclusive right in the United Kingdom and the Rest of the World to distribute, advertise, sell and otherwise deal in digital downloads, records, cd's and any and all other forms of manufacture from or embodying the contents of the "Master Digital Upload" or to refrain there from, upon such terms and conditions as we may decide, including the right to use and control all such digital and/or physical recordings and the performances embodied thereon.

(iii) The non-exclusive right in the United Kingdom and the Rest of the World to use and publish and to permit others to use and publish the names, likenesses and photograph of all persons who performed in the recording of the "Master Digital Upload", in connection with the sale and exploitation of records produced from the "Master Digital Upload".

(iv) The right to distribute copies of the "Master Digital Upload" in markets outside the United Kingdom and to act as negotiator for the "Registered Artist" in securing licensing of the "Master Digital Upload" in presently unsecured territories.

4.) In full consideration of the due performance of all the terms and provisions to be performed by the "Registered Artist" and for all the rights granted to us here under, we agree to pay the "Registered Artist" for each digital download, record, CD and any and all other forms of manufacture and/or distribution, sold and paid for in the United Kingdom and/or The rest of the World a net royalty payment as per the Terms of agreement in the "ROYALTY SHARING CONTRACT"

5.) The "Registered Artist" agrees to obtain all necessary mechanical licenses from the copyright owners of the compositions embodied on the "Master Digital Upload" and to pay mechanical license fees which may become properly due by reason of the sale of digital downloads from the "Master Digital Upload". In the event that the "Registered Artist" is the copyright owner of any composition or compositions embodied on said "Master Digital Upload", the "Registered Artist" warrants that the "Registered Artist" have issued the necessary documents required by any copyright office in the "Registered Artist" home country or territory.

6.) The aforesaid "Master Digital Upload" is to remain on the "Open Mic Artists" label, or, if previously agreed, the label specified by the "Registered Artist", however, Open Mic Artists Ltd will be allowed to add to any digital or physical label supplied by us, that the digital and/or physical recording is distributed by us.

7.) All payments which we may be required to make to "Registered Artist" will be made by digital transfer to either, a Bank Account nominated by "Registered Artist" which is legally allowed to receive said payments or by digital transfer to an authorised PayPal Account. The date of service of any payments so deposited shall be the date of deposit.

8.) "Registered Artist" further agrees that for the duration of this Agreement the "Registered Artist" will not permit the redistribution to a competitor (excluding I tunes, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and/or Google Play) of the same compositions embodied within the "Master Digital Upload" without the prior consent of "Open Mic Artists Ltd".

(i) The "Registered Artist" may publish any video or graphic visualisation on there Personal/Artist/Group/Band YouTube Channel or any other Personal/Artist/Group/Band video play website.

(ii) The "Registered Artist" agrees that any links posted with the video or graphic visualisation are to the "Registered Artist" Page and or Profile.

(iii) The "Registered Artist" agrees that the "Registered Artist" will include in the Comments Section the following statement "Available at artists page"

9.) Open Mic Artists Ltd will compute royalties due under the "ROYALTY SHARING CONTRACT" within thirty (30) days of the first day of each Calendar Month and will pay royalties to the "Registered Artist" in arrears any and all royalties due and payable within said thirty (30) days.
(i) Under the Terms of the "ROYALTY SHARING CONTRACT" royalty payments will be made on the 1st of January and the 1st of July of each calendar year if your balance owed is less than Fifty Pounds Sterling (£50.00).

10.) This Agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the United Kingdom and shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of that country. Should any portion of this Agreement be found to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the balance of this Agreement.

11.) The duration of this Agreement shall be for 2 years from the date of the digital upload to the site or 60 days after the deletion or removal of the "Registered Artists" Account. At the end of this time this Agreement shall be null and void and all rights pertaining to them shall be returned to the "Registered Artist".

12.) You further grant to us the right of first refusal to distribute the follow-ups to this release, under the same terms as set forth in this agreement, and that the "Registered Artist" will provide said follow-ups within thirty (30) days after receiving notice from us. We must accept or reject these follow-ups within thirty (30) days after receipt of the "Master Digital Upload".

13.) If any disputes or differences whatsoever shall arise between us in connection with this Agreement, they shall be submitted to arbitration in the United Kingdom, in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of that country.

Open Mic Artists Ltd.
Address: As per Listed in our Terms and Services.

"Registered Artist" confirms acceptance by clicking the "I Accept the Terms and Conditions as set out in the Distribution Contract" Check Box when publishing a new composition.

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