Terms & Conditions

 

Welcome to the Sound Initiative! We are so excited you want to join the movement to help shift the soundtrack in the sync music industry. 

As you know, the mission of Sound Initiative is to connect Black artists, songwriters, producers and composers to sync opportunities, and foster education surrounding representation, sync, and self-promotion. All information, programs and opportunities are provided free of cost. In order to ensure everyone is on the same page, we need you to read through and agree to the below Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). This serves to protect the artists, their music, and all participants with the Sound Initiative. 

 

By agreeing to the Terms below, you acknowledge and agree to the following: 

 

  1. You understand and agree that, once signed by you, these terms and conditions will form a legally enforceable agreement between you and the Sound Initiative.​

  2. You acknowledge that the purpose of the Sound Initiative program is to enhance the visibility of Black artists to music supervisors, reps, agents and other music industry professionals. The Sound Initiative cannot and does not guarantee that your music will be licensed or that any other professional opportunities will materialize through the Sound Initiative program. You also understand and acknowledge that the Sound Initiative does not and will not represent you in any capacity whatsoever—not as a publisher, administrator, consultant, agent, manager, attorney or other professional capacity. The Sound Initiative is simply providing a platform to you through which you may have increased opportunities for your music to be heard. As between you and the Sound Initiative, it is solely your responsibility to manage your communications, opportunities, agreements and any other relationship that is aided by the Program.

  3. You represent and warrant that you own 100% of the rights in all of the compositions, sound recordings, images, logos, service and trademarks, and any other content that you submit to the Sound Initiative through this portal (collectively, “Content”), including all master and publishing rights. You further represent and warrant that each composition and sound recording that you submit does not contain any third-party samples or protectable elements of composition not entirely owned and/or controlled by you. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information, profiles, opinions, messages, comments that you post, distribute or share on or through this website or services available in connection with this website. You further agree that the Sound Initiative is under no obligation to maintain any Content in confidence, to pay compensation for any Content or to respond to any Content.

  4. You grant to the Sound Initiative the rights to digitally reproduce, distribute, display, and otherwise make available the Content, in whole or in part, as part of the Sound Initiative program for the purpose of allowing Sound Initiative members and participants to access, listen to, and view your Content. You further authorize the Sound Initiative and our partners to alter or modify the content to format it for the Sound Initiative program.

  5. You grant to the Sound Initiative the nonexclusive, revocable, royalty- and fee-free right to use your name and approved image, likeness and biographical information throughout the world in connection with the Sound Initiative program.

  6. You acknowledge and agree that the Sound Initiative may use third-party service providers (e.g., music hosting and streaming providers) to run and operate the Sound Initiative program. You further agree that the permissions you are granting to the Sound Initiative in these terms and conditions shall extend to such third parties only to the extent that the third-party services support the Sound Initiative program.

  7. You acknowledge and agree that the Sound Initiative and its third-party service providers may process your personal data for the purpose of operating the Sound Initiative program. You hereby consent to such processing for this purpose.

  8. You herein acknowledge, understand and agree that all of the Sound Initiative trademarks, copyright, trade name, service marks, and other Sound Initiative logos and any brand features, and/or service names are trademarks and as such, are and shall remain the property of the Sound Initiative. You herein agree not to display and/or use in any manner the Sound Initiative logo or marks without obtaining the Sound Initiative prior written consent.

  9. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sound Initiative and its personnel (inclusive of the board members, employees, volunteers, ambassadors, agents, representatives, partners, donors, and third-party service providers) from and against any and all claims, damages, losses and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs ) arising out of or related to your participation in the Sound Initiative program or in connection with your use of this website and any Sound Initiative-related channels, any content or materials that you submit or upload to or through this website and/or any Sound Initiative-related channels, your violation of the Terms and Conditions, or the posting or transmission of any materials on or through the website by you, including any claims alleging infringement of any third party’s rights of any nature. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you hereby waive all claims against the Sound Initiative and its personnel related to or arising out of your participation in the Sound Initiative program, including those resulting from any negligence on the part of the Sound Initiative, whether such claims arise under a contract, tort, equity or any other theory.

  10. At any time, should the Sound Initiative fail to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement, such failure shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agreed that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.​

  11. Finally, it is understood that the Sound Initiative reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, at any time, for any reason in its sole judgment. The Sound Initiative reserves the right to make any modifications to the website, including terminating, changing, suspending or discontinuing any aspect of the website at any time, without notice. The Sound Initiative may impose additional rules or limits on the use of its website. You agree to review the Terms regularly, and your continued access or use of the website will mean you agree to any changes. You agree that the Sound Initiative will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of its website or for any service, content, or feature offered through the website.

If you have any suggestions, comments, and/or questions about the site and/or these Terms and Conditions of Use, please contact the Sound Initiative at info@sound-initiative.com.