Please note that by using this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.
1.1 EmuBands offers a digital content distribution service (“the Service”). “EmuBands” is a trading name of EmuBands Ltd, a company registered in Scotland (Company Number SC290161) with the registered office at Unit 5.02, The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow G4 9SS.
1.2 By using this Website, subscribing to Services and/or placing an Order you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions below, please do not use or access this Website.
1.3 These terms and conditions constitute the entire terms and conditions upon which EmuBands provides the Service and upon which the Client agrees to contract for the use of the Service except where specifically varied by written agreement by EmuBands on its Order Confirmation. They supersede any written or oral representations, statements, understandings or agreements.
1.4 From time to time, it will be necessary to update the terms and conditions. In circumstances where these changes are significant, we will inform you via email or through notifications on the EmuBands dashboard. Should you wish to terminate your agreement with EmuBands at that time you can do so by contacting your EmuBands account manager.
1.5 We may also process your data for carefully considered purposes which enable us to enhance the service we provide. For the sake of clarity this refers to the processing of personal data such as names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, pseudonyms and IP addresses for the purposes of analysing how the site is used by Clients and for the distribution of emails relating to the Service.
In this Agreement:-
“Agreement” means these terms and conditions together with the Client’s Order as confirmed in EmuBands Ltd’s Order Confirmation.
“Album” means a collection of six or more sound recordings.
“Approved Image” means the likeness or photo of the artist or band that they have approved the use of to market and promote the Recording.
“Artwork” means the artwork required to be displayed by Digital Service Providers.
“Band Representative” means the individual band member who is the contact point with EmuBands and whom will issue instructions on behalf of the Client.
“Client “means a client who is an individual, company, firm, corporation or public authority and anyone who generates intellectual property and who uses the Service.
“the Contract Price” means the price for the Service set out on the Website.
“Digital Service Provider” means the website(s) or app(s) where the Release will be available to the public including but not limited to iTunes and Spotify.
“Early Cancellation” means the Client requesting cancellation prior to the Point of Distribution. “Single” means a collection of one or two sound recordings.
“Email Updates” means emails sent for the purpose of informing Clients of changes in their royalty balance, changes to the EmuBands service or news and developments relevant to the company and its partners.
“EmuBands Client Service Policy” means the open policy allowing Clients to contact EmuBands by telephone on +44(0)141 416 1735, email or click the chat button in order to seek further advice or assistance on an as and when available basis.
“EmuBands Refer and Earn Services” means the incentive offered by EmuBands to reward referrals passed to EmuBands by the Client resulting in a New Client for EmuBands.
“EP” means a collection of three, four or five sound recordings.
“Intellectual Property” means any patent, invention, copyright, database right, registered or unregistered design, trademark (whether registered or unregistered), trade name, logo, trade secrets, know-how or other industrial or intellectual property right subsisting anywhere in the world, and applications for any of the foregoing, together with the goodwill thereon.
“Mechanical Royalties” means the royalties due to publishers and/or songwriters on permanent downloads of Recordings.
“Metadata” means specific type of information required by EmuBands to allow them to deliver the Service(s).
“New Client” means a referred Client who contracts with EmuBands and has passed the Point of Distribution.
“Order” means the Client’s instruction to EmuBands to proceed with the Service.
“Order Confirmation” means the email acceptance sent by EmuBands following receipt of the Client’s Order.
“Personal Information” or “Personal Data” means any information relating to an individual that allows the person to be identified directly or indirectly. For the sake of clarity this information includes, names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, pseudonyms and IP addresses as examples.
“Point of Confirmation” means the point when the Client has confirmed the details of their Order, including the Metadata for the Release.
“Point of Distribution “means the point when a Release has been approved by EmuBands and is ready for distribution.
“Recording” means an individual sound recording that appears on a Release.
“Release” means a collection of Recordings, Metadata and Artwork that the client must upload to allow EmuBands to distribute, as a Single, EP or Album.
“the Website” means the EmuBands website operating under the domain name of www.EmuBands.com.
“Working Day “means within the hours of 10.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday only, not including weekends, bank or statutory holidays.
“Writing” includes any written paper document, any fax and any email correspondence.
2. Service Provision
2.1 EmuBands will provide an Order Confirmation for all orders placed but reserves the right to accept or reject any Order at its sole discretion.
2.2 EmuBands will use all reasonable endeavours to provide the Service as described on the Website.
2.3 EmuBands may at any time amend the Service for any reason including, but not limited to, technical, legal or business reasons.
2.4 EmuBands encourages any interested or potential Clients to make contact with EmuBands if a further explanation of the web service is required. We are contactable on info@EmuBands.com or by telephone +44(0)141 416 1735.
2.5 EmuBands reserve the right to classify a Recording as explicit. EmuBands will be the sole arbiter with regards to this issue.
2.6 EmuBands will also provide Email Updates to the EmuBands community offering our Clients information regarding changes in their accounts royalties balance and additional offers and services provided by EmuBands and its partner organisations. Should you (the Client) wish to stop receiving these emails you can unsubscribe from the messages by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any Email Update or by updating your communication preferences through the ‘My Account’ section on the EmuBands dashboard.
3. Your Intellectual Property Rights
3.1 All Intellectual Property Rights to the Release are owned by the Client. All intellectual property rights arising out of this Agreement shall vest in the Client. The Client grants EmuBands a non-exclusive licence to use that intellectual property for the purposes envisaged by the Agreement (including a non-exclusive right to use the Artwork and Client’s name, Approved Image and approved biographical information in connection there with).
3.2 The Client grants EmuBands the non-exclusive licence to grant Digital Service Providers permission to copy, issue copies, publish, rent, lend, distribute, perform, show, play, communicate, broadcast, adapt, alter, modify, sell and licence their intellectual property in line with delivering the Service.
3.3 The Client also grants EmuBands and the relevant Digital Service Providers the right to include the Client’s Intellectual Property within endorsed playlists and in branded on-demand services.
3.4 The Client recognises that not all recording related income generated through the activity is collected by EmuBands and that some royalties relating to phonographic performance rights (or neighbouring rights as they are sometimes known) are administered and collected by territory specific societies such as PPLUK (the United Kingdom) or Sound Exchange (the United States). Details relating to the income streams and rates related to each Digital Service Provider can be found through the EmuBands dashboard.
4.1 You agree to the following:-
4.1.1 that you are aged 18 or over and are have the legal capacity to enter into this contract;
4.1.2 that you understand, acknowledge and accept the exclusion of liability and disclaimer provisions contained in the following;
4.1.3 that you will only view the Information on the Website for your own private purpose and will not publish, reproduce, store or retransmit any of the information contained in the Website at any time.
4.1.4 that you shall not use the Information for any unlawful purpose or in any unlawful manner;
4.1.5 that you shall not use the Website or the Information in any manner which may constitute an infringement of any third-party rights (including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark or confidentiality);
4.1.6 that you shall not run any tools on the Website that systematically retrieve web pages for offline or online viewing; whether it be for personal, commercial, experimental, educational or any other use;
4.1.7 that all intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trademarks and all other rights) whatsoever in the Information and the Website shall remain vested in EmuBands at all times;
4.1.8 that you will indemnify and keep indemnified EmuBands against all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising out of any misuse of the Information or the Website or breach of your obligations under this agreement.
5. Client Obligations
5.1 No Agreement in respect of any Services shall exist between us and you until your Order has been accepted by us by means of an Order Confirmation (whether or not funds have been deducted from your account). If we do not accept your Order and funds have already been deducted, these will be fully refunded.
5.2 Orders must be submitted electronically via the Website. To do so, you will be required to follow the online process. When doing so, you will be required to register with us and complete certain required fields on a form and create an account. This may include the provision of Personal Information such as your identification details and password(s). You agree that you will be responsible for ensuring that such security information is kept secure and confidential at all times. You must inform us immediately if you become aware of or suspect any unauthorised use of these security details or if they become available to an unauthorised party.
5.3 By registering, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current, accurate and complete. EmuBands reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all registers.
5.4 The Client is responsible for the quality of the content. Content must be declared as Explicit where appropriate and failure to do so may lead to the Release being rejected by the Digital Service Provider.
5.5 The Client shall pay the charges for the Service in accordance with clauses 7 and 8 below.
5.6 The Client will be responsible for obtaining and holding all consents, licences, permits and other similar instruments applicable to material it supplies to EmuBands for incorporation into the Work, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks, logos, patents and all such similar instruments.
5.7 The Client will be responsible for payment of Mechanical Royalties on sales from certain territories including but not limited to Mexico (for downloads up to and including December 2017), USA, Canada, Pakistan and India. EmuBands will use best endeavours to assist Client in assessing their Mechanical Royalties liability.
5.8 The Client warrants and represents to EmuBands that any element of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks or other material supplied to EmuBands for inclusion in the Work are owned by the client, or that the client has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements and that EmuBands use of such material shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
5.9 Without prejudice to its rights in terms of Clause 10 hereof, EmuBands is entitled to suspend or terminate the client’s use of the Service if the client fails to comply with any of its obligations under clauses 4, 5 or 6 herein.
5.10 The Client is responsible for providing a satisfactory level of cooperation and for providing all necessary Information and access to enable EmuBands to deliver a quality service including;
5.10.1 provision of the correct Metadata, Artwork, Approved Image and Recording(s) to allow EmuBands to distribute the Release.
5.10.2 nominating the Digital Service Provider(s) they want the Release to be made available through.
5.10.3 choosing additional Services for example chart registration.
5.11 The Client is responsible for revision of content including checking of grammar and spelling mistakes or content incorrectly worded or phrased.
5.12 The Client is responsible for gaining permission to use Intellectual Property not owned by the Client. EmuBands takes no responsibility for such undertakings.
5.13 The Client is also responsible for calculating and paying their own royalty related VAT. The VAT is applicable to the royalties as described in clause 9.
5.14 EmuBands Refer and Earn Services are subject to additional terms and conditions including;
5.14.1 Where the Client has participated in the EmuBands Refer and Earn Services, the Client will only receive the reward when the referred party has contracted with EmuBands, paid in full and progressed to the Point of Distribution.
5.14.2 the Client will receive the reward within 14 days subject to clause 5.14.1.
6.1 Should the Client require a change in the nature, scope or timing of the Service or in or any other aspect of this Agreement, such change shall be requested in writing. EmuBands shall advise the Client of the effects including any increase in the Service charges which may result and the Agreement shall be modified to reflect such changes including to the Service charge and/or duration which may be agreed.
7. Service Charges
7.1 Charges for the Service shall be based upon the client paying for the Service in advance.
7.2 The prices charged initially shall be those stated on the website and confirmed in the Order Confirmation provided to the Client.
7.3 No Service will commence until payment has been received.
7.4 Services will be commenced within one working day of receiving the payment.
7.5 With regards to payment for additional Services, EmuBands may deduct the amount chargeable from the surplus in the Client’s account subject to approval by the Client.
8. Payment of Service Charges
8.1 Prices include VAT which shall be charged at the prevailing rate.
8.2 With regard to payment, the payment is made through PayPal or Worldpay. The payment shall be paid in advance of Service commencement.
8.3 Without prejudice to the foregoing, all charges for Services are refundable in the event of Early Cancellation by the Client.
8.4 Services will only cover services originally agreed at the time of contract and further work is subject to quotation more fully described in the Order Confirmation.
8.5 The Client shall not be entitled by reason of any set-off, counter-claim, abatement, or other deduction to withhold payment of any amount due to EmuBands.
8.6 If you are late in making a payment under this Agreement for 30 consecutive days or more, we reserve the right to commence the debt recovery process and thereafter where applicable enter the small claims process or other legal action. You shall reimburse us on demand for all costs, expenses and losses associated therewith (including lost profit) or enter the small claims process to recover payments due if necessary.
9. Payment of Royalties to You
9.1 EmuBands shall account for and pay to the Client 100% of EmuBands receipts’ from usage of Recordings via the Digital Service Providers and EmuBands shall retain 0% of such receipts.
9.2 EmuBands shall render to the Client statements via the Client’s user account on a best endeavours basis within 20 working days of receipt of statements and payment from each Digital Service Provider and EmuBands shall pay the Client all monies claimed by the Client via the Client’s user account within 10 working days of the Client requesting payment subject to sufficient funds being received by EmuBands from the Digital Services. If insufficient funds have been received by EmuBands from the Digital Service Provider then payment from EmuBands to the Client will occur once sufficient funds have been received by EmuBands from the Digital Service Provider.
9.3 From 1st January 2021 all amounts accounted by EmuBands to the Client will be exclusive of VAT where applicable and subject to EmuBands and Client completing an HMRC VAT approved self-billing agreement, EmuBands will supply VAT invoices to Client on Client’s behalf. For the avoidance of doubt EmuBands will act as a Principal for VAT purposes in such arrangements. Furthermore, any VAT disclosed on such invoices is the liability of the Client to report via its UK VAT return to HMRC.
9.4 Prior to 1st January 2021 all amounts account by EmuBands to the Client were inclusive of VAT where applicable.
9.5 Payments from EmuBands to the Client made by bank transfer to a UK bank account shall be subject to a £1 (One Pound) administration charge. Payments from EmuBands to the Client made by bank transfer to a non-UK bank account will be subject to an administration charge to be communicated to and accepted by the Client before such payment takes place. No such administration charge shall be applied by EmuBands for payments made via PayPal or by Transferwise although PayPal and Transferwise will deduct charges. The Client may, only once and after the term has expired, review accountings received by EmuBands to confirm the accuracy of statements provided to the Client hereunder.
10.1 EmuBands shall be entitled to suspend the Service in accordance with clause 5.9.
10.2 Without prejudice to any other rights to which it may be entitled, EmuBands may terminate provision or use of the Service respectively with immediate effect if the Client commits any material breach of any of the terms of the Agreement and the breach remains un-remedied after thirty days of the Client being notified by EmuBands of the breach and of EmuBands intention to terminate unless the breach is remedied.
10.3 The Client can cancel at any time however if the Client requests Early Cancellation then EmuBands will refund the Contract Price in full. EmuBands offers no refund if cancellation is after the Point of Distribution, this issue is at the discretion of EmuBands.
10.4 EmuBands may terminate provision of the Service immediately if the Client becomes insolvent or put into liquidation or administration or otherwise ceases to carry on business.
10.5 EmuBands will not tolerate Clients being rude or offensive or otherwise abusing the EmuBands Service in any way and reserves the right to terminate the Service with immediate effect as a result of such behaviour (at EmuBands discretion). For the purpose of clarification we will consider artificial manipulation of streams or other methods of dishonestly trying to inflate earnings or cause harm to our Digital Service Provider partners as abuse of the EmuBands Service.
10.6 EmuBands reserve the right to terminate if the Client fails to adhere to any legal requirements or regulation.
10.7 Where the Client has contracted for our Services from EmuBands we will automatically continue to supply services on an ongoing basis unless otherwise instructed by you the Client.
10.8 In the event of termination of the Service by either EmuBands or the Client, any personal data relating to the Clients release history will be retained by EmuBands and will continue to be used and accessed when required. The Client can continue to access this information via their EmuBands artist’s account. Should the client wish for this information to be erased, they must submit a request for erasure of personal data, in writing via their EmuBands Account Manager or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Warranty given by EmuBands Ltd
11.1 EmuBands undertakes to use reasonable skill and care in providing the Service as described on the Website.
12. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
12.1 The Client uses the Service at its own risk and in no event shall EmuBands be liable to the Client for any direct, consequential, incidental or special damage or loss of any kind (except personal injury or death resulting from EmuBands negligence) including, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of contracts, change in Clients circumstances, business interruptions or the Client’s inability to use the Service, however caused and whether arising under contract or tort, including negligence or otherwise except as expressly provided herein.
12.2 If any exclusion, disclaimer or other provision contained in this Agreement is held to be invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction and EmuBands becomes liable thereby for loss or damage that may lawfully be limited, such liability whether in contract, tort (including negligence but specifically excluding personal injury or death resulting from EmuBands negligence) or otherwise, will not exceed the total charges paid by the Client preceding such liability arising.
12.3 The Client must make every effort to secure their Client’s name and Passwords, and should not under any circumstance disclose their Client’s name and Password details to a third party or by an email request. EmuBands, nor its directors, employees or representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind.
12.4 It is the Clients responsibility to maintain an updated browser, firewall or anti-virus and anti- spyware software. The Client must protect their Computer and ensure they update all security software by downloading the latest security patches from relevant software providers.
12.5 EmuBands cannot guarantee 100% uptime and endeavours to provide Services as described on the website.
12.6 EmuBands is not responsible for the Client making sales from their website or for failure to do so.
12.7 EmuBands will not be held responsible for any delay to the Service if payment is not received pursuant to clause 8.2 hereof.
12.8 EmuBands is not responsible for third party mistakes or external delays and will not accept delay in payment to us from you as a result of such circumstances.
12.9 EmuBands do not take any responsibility for the Mechanical Royalties process or the changeable nature of any country’s royalty policy or process.
12.10 EmuBands will use best endeavours to supply accurate mechanical royalty information from third parties however we will not be held liable for the accuracy of the information.
12.11 The Client is responsible for ownership of the IP or gaining permission to use the Intellectual Property. EmuBands takes no responsibility regards such issues. The types of intellectual property required for distribution to each service vary depending on the digital service provider. A summary of the specific terms and conditions of each Digital Service Provider can be found and viewed via the EmuBands dashboard.
12.12 In the event that your data is ever lost, corrupted or stolen, EmuBands will contact you within 72 hours of the event occurring to inform you the data breach and the conditions surrounding the breach. This response time is in keeping with the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
13. EmuBands Proprietary Rights
13.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in the materials on this Website (as well as the organisation and layout of this Website) together with the underlying software code are owned by, licensed or authorised to EmuBands, its assignees, licensees or sub-licensees thereof and the copyright in the text, artwork, graphics and images on the Website is owned by EmuBands or its licensors or its content or technology providers except where otherwise specified. Nothing in these terms and conditions transfers to you any rights of ownership of such intellectual property rights, or constitutes a licence to use such intellectual property rights other than to the extent expressly set out in these terms and conditions. Without Our prior written permission, you may not copy, modify, alter, publish, broadcast, distribute, sell or transfer any material on this Website or the underlying software code whether in whole or in part. However, the contents of this Website may be downloaded, printed or copied for your personal non-commercial use.
14. Force Majeure
14.1 EmuBands shall not be liable to you or be deemed to be in breach of the Agreement by reason of delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of our obligations in relation to the Service, if the delay or failure was beyond our reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the following shall be regarded as causes beyond our reasonable control:
14.1.1 act of god, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident; weather.
14.1.2 technical problems, external circumstances preventing suppliers delivering against deadlines or preventing delivery of third party against agreed commitments including postal delivery services.
15. Statutory Information
This website is owned and operated by:
Unit 5.02, The Whisky Bond,
2 Dawson Road,
Glasgow G4 9SS.
16. Privacy and Data Protection
17. Transferring Personal Data Out of the European Economic Area (EEA)
17.1 From 1 January 2021, EmuBands will rely on the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers of personal data out of the European Economic Area to processors established in third countries. As a provider of Data Controller Services, EmuBands will also include and abide by the SCCs for transfers of personal data to controllers established in third countries.
18.1 EmuBands shall be entitled to subcontract, assign or transfer our obligations or rights to a competent third party or to any associated company whether in whole or in part. The Client may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations without our written consent.
19.1 These terms and conditions contain all the terms of your agreement with us relating to your use of this Website. No other written or oral statement (including statements in any brochure or promotional literature published by us) will be incorporated. Your use of this Website, any downloaded material from it and the operation of these Conditions shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the law of Scotland and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.
19.2 Failure or delay by EmuBands in enforcing any term of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under it.
19.3 The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any part of this Agreement will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder.
20. Governing Language
20.1 For all purposes, this English language version of this Agreement shall be the original, governing instrument and understanding of the parties. In the event of any conflict between this English language version of the Agreement and any subsequent translation into any other language, this English language version shall govern and control.
The Copyright in these Terms & Conditions is owned by Create Ts and Cs – www.createtsandcs.com. All content and materials is the sole property of Create Ts and Cs. Create Ts and Cs, hereby grants EmuBands Ltd a nonexclusive, non-transferable licence to use and display, Create Ts and Cs-own both the content and materials solely in connection with the Work.