MusicDiffusion is the first and only 360° platform dedicated for musicians, artists and labels around the world.
We provide online and automated tools to distribute your music on all the stores and platforms worldwide while collecting your royalties, we also connect you with the music community and industry through our exclusive social network, and offer you many exclusive tools and services to propel your music career!
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. These terms and conditions, as well as the Anti-Fraud policy et la Politique de confidentialité (incorporated herein by this reference and collectively referred to as the “Terms of Service”), govern your access to and use of the MusicDiffusion.com website (the “Site”), including the use of any content, information, products and/or services (the “Services”) therein. This is a legal agreement between you and MusicDiffusion/MWM SARL (“Company”). Company reserves the sole right at any time to modify, discontinue or terminate the Site and Services, or modify the Terms of Service without notice. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Service periodically for changes. By continuing to use or access the Site and/or Services after Company makes and posts any such modification, you agree to be legally bound by the revised Terms of Service. You may not alter the terms without Company’s express written consent.
1. Services & Products delivery
After we have successfully received your payment, your service and/or product information will be emailed to the address you provided. This may take up to 1 hour but usually happens within minutes. If you do not receive an email after this time period, please contact our customer service: [email protected].
You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership to any of our services or products, modified or unmodified. All services and products are property of MusicDiffusion® by Orbital SARL, RCS Creteil 527 824 403. Our services and products are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our juridical person be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our services or products.
MusicDiffusion® reserves the right to change its individual services and product prices at any time without prior notice.
MusicDiffusion® aims to offer the highest level of customer support. In case of any issue or question with your order please contact our customer service at [email protected].
5. Refund Policy
Our services and products are non-tangible irrevocable, digital services and goods, therefore we do grant refunds only for a good faith request (a refund request due to a fraud detection against our anti-fraud policy, won’t be consider as a good faith request). Any refund request have to be done before you benefit from the service purchased and/or before the delivery of the service. In case your credit card would have been used on MusicDiffusion without your authorization, or if you are not happy with our services, we will always work to find the best solution. Please feel free to contact our customer support before contacting any tierce party if you are facing an issue with our services at [email protected].
6. User Grand Of Right for MusicDiffusion Music Distribution
(a) The rights granted hereunder by you shall include the sale of Recordings (as defined in Section 2 below) en, without limitation, permanent digital downloads, temporary digital downloads, interactive streaming, non-interactive streaming, cloud services and so-called “disc-on-demand” services. You and Company agree that the Internet consumer stores (“Partner Stores”) (e.g., Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody) licensed to exploit your Recordings hereunder must be approved by you.
(b) By creating a music distribution account and uploading music to our platform, you irrevocably grant to Company, throughout the world (the “Territory”) and during the Term the non-exclusive right:
- to sell, copy, reproduce, communicate to the public, distribute and otherwise exploit the Recordings by all means and media (whether now known or existing in the future) (“Sale”) through any and all Partner Stores now operational or hereafter available;
- to collect all income deriving therefrom; et
- to use the name(s), photographs and likenesses, artwork images, biographical and other information provided by you or the artists whose performances are embodied on the Recordings in connection with the Recordings and Company’s general business.
(a) You agree that you will not use the Site or Services to transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. You acknowledge and agree that Company may disable access to and/or terminate your account and/or remove or disable access to any Recordings or any associated materials you provide to Company in the event that Company receives any claim that, if true, would constitute a violation of your representations and warranties hereunder. Please also review our Anti-Fraud policy available on your personal distribution platform for more information about our anti-fraud processes.
(b) You agree not to engage in (or to permit, encourage, enlist, retain, or employ third parties to engage in), activities that, in Company’s sole discretion, constitute Streaming Manipulation.
- “Streaming Manipulation” means any activity and/or method which involves the artificial creation, by human or non-human means, of online or offline plays on audio and/or audio-visual streaming services, where such plays do not represent bona fide end-user listening and/or views initiated by genuine consumers and taking place in the reporting country. Streaming Manipulation may involve or include, but is not limited to, increasing, generating or manipulating play counts, sales, follow counts, engagement activity, or other key metrics used by the Services and/or any Partner Store, through the use of (A) bots, scripts, viruses, worms or any other computer codes, files, programs or automated processes; and/or (B) click-farms, troll-farms, inauthentic accounts, shared account information, or virtual private networks. Streaming Manipulation can be the result of activities undertaken with respect to either individual or groups of Recordings in order to artificially improve chart positioning, increase market share, increase royalty or other payments, or for any other fraudulent or dishonest purposes.
- You should be aware that Streaming Manipulation may be the result of the actions of a third party, such as a promotion or marketing company, record label or music distributor, acting on behalf of an artist or on its own behalf. You are encouraged to investigate and vet any companies or individuals you may enlist, retain, or employ to promote or market your music, as you may be liable for Streaming Manipulation perpetrated by a third party on your behalf. For the avoidance of doubt, any Streaming Manipulation done by a third party on your behalf or that relates to your Recordings is a violation of these Terms of Service.
- The factors used to determine whether any particular consumption or marketing activity is Streaming Manipulation will vary according to the specific circumstances of each case and the examples and descriptions of Streaming Manipulation set forth herein are not intended to be exhaustive.
- Certain Partner Stores that use your Recordings may also have policies related to fraud and suspected fraudulent activities and you agree that it is your responsibility to become aware of and follow such policies, and such policies shall be binding upon you hereunder.
(c) In the event that Company has, in its good faith discretion, reason to suspect that your account or Recordings have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from: violating the Terms of Service; fraud; infringement of copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other intellectual property right; failure to comply with any third-party license requirement; or Streaming Manipulation (collectively, “Improper Conduct”), Company reserves the right to (i) discontinue the posting of income, including any Net Income or other payments to your account, (ii) block your ability to otherwise withdraw funds therefrom until resolution of the suspect activities to the satisfaction of Company is obtained, et (iii) remove any or all of your Recordings from any or all Partner Stores. You further agree that such revenues will be forfeited by you if Company determines, in its good faith discretion, that your account or Recordings have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from Improper Conduct.
(d) You further agree to the following:
- You agree to provide Company with any information reasonably requested by Company as part of its investigation into Improper Conduct.
- You agree that if one of the Company partner notifies Company that any of your Recordings have generated revenue, pièces, or streams as a result of Improper Conduct, such notice will serve as sufficient evidence for Company to determine, in its good faith discretion, that such revenues or plays are the result of Improper Conduct.
- If the Company reasonably suspect your account to have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from Improper Conduct, you agree that all revenue in your account may be frozen for a delay of 24 months maximum.
- Upon Company’s determination that your account or Recordings have been subjected to, involved in, or generated revenue from Improper Conduct, you agree that all revenue in your account that has been frozen by Company is forfeited, regardless of whether it was generated from any specific Recording(s) or Partner Store.
- You agree that Company’s good faith determination of Improper Conduct can be based on streaming or other activity that is the same or similar to cases that the Company has previously determined involved Improper Conduct.
- The payment of revenues to you by Company does not constitute Company’s acknowledgement that such revenues were not the result of Improper Conduct.
- If Company determines that revenues generated to your account are the result of Improper Conduct, and such revenues have already been paid out to you, you agree to return such revenues to Company.
- You agree that you will not be entitled to ask a refund for any fees paid by you to Company in the event Company disables access to your account, your Recordings and/or any other materials you provide to Company, or to any revenues forfeited by you as set forth in the preceding sentence.
- To the extent that Company, in its good faith discretion, determines that any Improper Conduct was caused by you or your affiliates’ actions or omissions or by any third party acting on your behalf or at your direction, any costs incurred by Company (including legal fees and expenses) in connection therewith may, in addition to its other remedies, be deducted by Company from any monies otherwise payable to you.
- If in Company’s reasonable business judgment it elects to engage an attorney to review potential Improper Conduct or review and/or respond to any third-party allegation of Improper Conduct by you or associated with your account or Recordings, Company shall, in its sole discretion, have the right to deduct from your account or charge any alternate payment method you provide to Company (such as a PayPal account, credit card or debit card) (each a “Payment Method”) the cost of such engagement, to offset the costs of associated legal fees and expenses.
- Company has no tolerance for any form of harassement, threat and blackmail from an user that Company reasonably suspect to violate our terms. Any form of harassement, threat or blackmail against Company or its human team due to an anti-fraud verification or decision will immediately conduct Company to the termination of your account and to fill a report to the competent authorities. In case you post fake, dishonest, defamatory or anonymous reviews against Company without informing the public of a violation of our terms or an anti-fraud verification notification you have received, Company shall, in its sole discretion, have the right to engage an attorney to review the situation and contact any third-party to keep safe its reputation and to request a damage reparation. Company shall, in its sole discretion, deduced the cost of such engagement, to offset the costs of associated legal fees and expenses from your account or charge any alternate payment method you provide to Company. If your activity is legit and not violating our terms, we believe you should always be able to respect and handle any of our anti-fraud process under discretion. If your are not agree with one of our anti-fraud processs, you will always be welcome to discuss your point of view in front of competent court as Company always acts in the respect of the laws that applied to it.
(e) You agree that Company may terminate your account in its sole discretion for any reason and at any time, including if, in Company’s good faith discretion, you are believed to have engaged in Improper Conduct, to violate our terms, or using an harassing or blackmail behavior against Company if we have or its human team.
8. Youtube Content ID Eligibility
You can submit specific tracks to YouTube for revenue collection that:
- Use only your own material for which you have exclusive rights
- Use third-party material for which you have exclusive rights
Ineligible: You cannot submit tracks to YouTube for revenue collection that:
- Contain instrumental content that has previously been used in other tracks, such as samples or beats, even if now exclusively licensed to you
- Contain any ambient sound effects (like nature sounds), production loops (such as GarageBand loops) or samples from audio libraries (like Musicbed and Audiojungle)
- Are meditation, yoga or sleep music
- Contain 10+ consecutive seconds of spoken word material
- Contain public domain clips or speeches
- Are karaoke, soundalike or tribute cover versions
- Are covers of traditional or public domain songs, including but not limited to: children’s music, classical pieces, holiday songs, religious songs/hymns
- Are part of a compilation, Various Artists release, DJ set or continuous mix
- You have previously licensed to a third party, on an exclusive basis
- Are already monetized on YouTube by another distributor
- Are video game, TV or film soundtracks (unless you are the publisher)
- Were created solely for use in YouTube videos to exploit Content ID (par exemple. music used for endcards)
(Violations of these guidelines may lead to permanent blocking of your account from this service.)
9. Royalties Payout
For royalties payout from a MusicDiffusion music distribution account and depending the user/account situation, some legal documents may be requested to approve the payement (ID card, Passport, Company legal documentation…). Aussi, in case the verification of those documents conduct to fake/manipulated documents, the payment can be rejected and the account definitly terminated without further notice in order to prevent our company from any money laundering or fraudulent activities against the law. You can find more informations concerning our royalties payout process into our help center.
(a) The Site and Services may be used and accessed solely for lawful purposes. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treatises and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and Services, incluant , without limitation, applicable common law, all relevant statutes, and the rules and regulations of France. De plus, without limitation, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Site and Services:
- Disable, hack, circumvent or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Company content or materials;
- Use any metadata, meta tags or other hidden text utilizing a MusicDiffusion name, trademark, URL or product name;
- Télécharger, submit, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, so-called pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation;
- Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting or in any way use the Site or Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- Télécharger, submit, post, email, or otherwise transmit, via the Site or Services, any Recordings or other materials that are, in the sole opinion of Company, unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, harassing, defamatory or hateful or that contain objects or symbols of hate, invade the privacy of any third party, contain nudity (incluant , without limitation, any pornography, erotica, child pornography or child erotica), are deceptive, threatening, abusive, inciting of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar or violent or constitute hate speech or are otherwise objectionable;
- Destroy, interfere with or disrupt, or attempt to interfere with or disrupt, any web pages available on the Site, servers or networks connected to the Site or the technical delivery systems of Company’s providers or break any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
- Attempt to scan, probe or test the vulnerability of any Company system or network or breach, impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting and providing security for the Site or Services;
- Attempt to decompile, disassemble, decipher or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site or Services;
- Attempt to search, meta-search or access the Site with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than software and/or search agents provided by Company or other generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), incluant , without limitation, any software that sends queries to the Site to determine how a website or web page ranks;
- Collect or store personal data about other users of the Site or Services without their express and explicit permission;
- Misrepresent or impersonate your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretext or some other form of social engineering or otherwise commit fraud;
- Use the Site or Services in any manner not permitted by the Terms of Service; ou
- Instruct or encourage any other individual to do any of the foregoing or to breach and/or violate any of the Terms of Service.
(b) Company does not guarantee exploitation of the Recordings, which will depend on consumer preference, nor on the inclusion or participation of any given Partner Store. Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to decline to engage in business with any given Partner Store. Except as specifically set forth in the Terms of Service, Company shall have no obligations to you.
(c) Company shall not be deemed in breach of the Terms of Service unless you have given Company notice of the breach and Company has failed to cure such breach within thirty (30) days after receipt of such notice. In no event shall any breach entitle you to rescind the rights granted hereunder.
(d) In no event will Company, its officers, directors, employees or agents be liable to you for any damages whatsoever, incluant , without limitation, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, Services, Company products or any Company content, no matter whether the damages are foreseeable and whether or not Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction and in no event will Company’s aggregate liability to you exceed Fifty Euros (50 €).
(e) The Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of France. Any legal action or proceeding arising under the Terms of Service shall be brought exclusively in courts located in Paris – France, and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. In the event that any provision in the Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. The failure of a party to enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. You may not assign the Terms of Service (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Company and any prohibited assignment will be null and void. Company may assign the Terms of Service or any rights or obligations hereunder without your consent. The relationship of the parties under the Terms of Service is that of independent contractors and the Terms of Service shall not be construed to imply that either party is the agent, employee, or joint venturer of the other. You agree that the Terms of Service and the rules, restrictions and policies contained herein, and Company’s enforcement thereof, are not intended to confer and do not confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than you and Company. The Terms of Service, together with the rules and policies of Company, constitute the entire agreement between Company and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given (i) by Company via email (in each case to your email address of record), (ii) a posting on the Site, ou (iii) by you via email to [email protected] or to such other address as Company may specify in writing. The date of receipt shall be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
(g) It is your responsibility to deliver all necessary information, metadata, chansons, graphic files or any other information or music in the format required. You acknowledge that Company will not be obligated to furnish its services hereunder until receipt of said materials.
(h) In very limited circumstances, Company may permit you to modify the standard wholesale price you will receive from sales of certain of your Recordings by a Partner Store (“Price Variance”), such circumstances to be determined by Company in its sole discretion. Further to and consistent with the provisions of Section 11(d) ci-dessus, in no event will Company, its officers, directors, employees or agents be liable to you for any claims you may have in connection with any errors occurring in the implementation of such Price Variance, which are not solely and entirely caused by Company’s negligence or error.
(i) You authorize Company to make and perform clips of your Recordings up to ninety (90) seconds in length via streaming or download free of charge (the “Clips”) to promote the band, artist and/or Sale of applicable Recordings. To the extent that you own or control the publishing rights in the musical compositions embodied in your Recordings used in the Clips (the “Compositions”), you authorize Company to make and perform clips of your Compositions up to ninety (90) seconds in length via streaming or download free of charge to promote the band, artist and/or Sale of applicable Recordings. Said Clips may be created by Company or any third party affiliated with Company by using any consecutive ninety (90) seconds of the applicable Recording(s).
(j) Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to provide its services to you or any customer for any or no reason whatsoever.
11. Politique de confidentialité
Please review our Privacy here.
12. Miscellaneous Provisions
(a) MusicDiffusion/MWM Sarl reserves the right, at any time, to modify or interrupt the accessibility of all or part of the MusicDiffusion Services and / or the Website or the Applications.
(b) The fact that MusicDiffusion/MWM Sarl does not avail itself at a given time of provisions of these terms may not be interpreted as a waiver of subsequently availing itself of any of said conditions.
(c) If these terms should prove to be illegal, invalid or inapplicable, for any reason whatsoever, the provisions in question will be deemed unwritten, without remove the validity of the other conditions and terms which will continue to apply between the Users and MusicDiffusion/MWM Sarl.
(d) These terms are subject to French laws and Paris courts. In the event of difficulties in the application of these terms, the User will first contact MusicDiffusion/MWM Sarl to seeking an amicable solution before any dispute before the competent courts.
MusicDiffusion.com reserves the right to change or modify current this Terms and Conditions with no prior notice. Last modification: October 1st 2021.