Unsigned bands and artists; we’re here to help you, not hurt you; and while this legalese might seem harsh, it is needed to protect ourselves.
i96 WIVG-FM is not attempting to profit from music we play during our shows. However, we need to be held harmless from the possible attempted collection of royalties from BMI, ASCAP, RIAA or any other such entity. We enjoy helping emerging artists, but without this document we are left open to potential litigation.
– Artists Agreement –
Artist (The term artist shall include writers of music and/or lyrics, or any musician or singer recording lyrics or music.) hereby grants to i96 WIVG-FM (collectively, “Company”) the irrevocable, perpetual, cost-free, and worldwide license to broadcast, distribute, modify, and duplicate the “Song” or “Songs” as submitted in all forms and all formats of media, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, downloadable and streaming podcast/netcasts (including those podcasts/netcasts distributed via i96 WIVG-FM and their distribution partners who carry i96 WIVG-FM podcasts/netcasts).
Full and complete consideration for the rights granted to Company herein shall be Company’s potential promotion and/or use of the Song(s) in its programming. Artist hereby agrees to waive all mechanical, performance, master use, sync, and any and all other fees, obligations, or royalties related to Company’s use of the Song(s). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company makes no guarantee that the Company will make any use of the Song(s).
Artist represents and warrants that Artist is the sole and exclusive owner of the Song(s), including, but not limited to, the copyright in the underlying musical composition, the copyright in the master recording, and any performing rights associated therewith, throughout the world. Artist further represents and warrants that Company’s use of the Song or Songs hereunder will not, in any way, violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity. Artist agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold Company harmless from and against any and all damages, losses, judgments, costs, and expenses incurred by Company as a result of the breach of Artist’s representations and/or warranties set forth herein, including attorney fees.