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Author Copyright Statement

For submission of material other than an article, or material related to an article, please use our General Submission Guidelines.

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Article Submission Guidelines

General

We accept original articles on a broad number of music related subjects. Article publication is subject to editorial approval, and your written permission given to Songstuff for publication of your article(s). An example of a Copyright License is included below.

Articles should be in either word or text format.

We do not promise to publish all articles received. In particular if an article reads like an advert, it will not be published. Please keep any promotional text within your author description.

Author Details

Author details are published with the article.

Please include:

  • Author name
  • Your background related to music ~50 – 250 words
  • Details of sites you wish to be linked to in your description
  • Contact name and email
  • Please state if you have a public email address to be included with the published description
  • Optional author photo
  • Any copyright statement for inclusion with your articles

Images

If your article uses any images, please include these images with your article submission.

  • Images should be jpg, gif or png formats.
  • Images should have a title/caption.
  • Please include copyright/credit byline if necessary.

Please ensure that you have permission to use submitted images, and that permission can be assigned to Songstuff (covered by your Copyright License)

Images should be sent by email as separate files, whether they are embedded in the article or not, with a clear indication of where they belong within the article.

Audio

If your article uses any audio files, please include the audio files with your article submission.

  • Audio should be in mp3 format.
  • Please include copyright/credit byline if necessary.

Please ensure that you have permission to use submitted audio, and that permission can be assigned to Songstuff (covered by your Copyright License)

Audio files should be sent by email as separate files with a clear indication of where they belong within the article.

Copyright License – Permission Assignments and Scope

An article is a creative work, and as such we are required to have permission from the copyright holder to use the article, and any restrictions that apply to those permissions. As the author the copyright owner would normally be you.

In order to use the article we require permissions to:

  • Format the article (includes layout, application of font styles and colour scheme, splitting article across more than one page if necessary, image resizing)
  • Publish the article (transmit, broadcast, distribute, produce)
  • Create derivatives (Summary descriptions, abstracts, extracts, or quotes)
  • Publish derivatives (transmit, broadcast, distribute, produce)
  • Redistribute derivatives for publication by other parties(title and descriptions are added to our RSS news streams for distribution to RSS subscribers. That means other sites as well as individuals. We also promote articles in our newsletters)

We will not redistribute your finished article to others for publication. Apart from your moral rights reasons, that undermines it\’s value to Songstuff as the article would no longer be content unique to Songstuff.

We also require other rights regarding the scope of application of these rights and conditions of use:

  • Worldwide (Songstuff is viewable on a worldwide basis)
  • Royalty Free (We need to be able to use this article at no cost to Songstuff)
  • Non-exclusive or exclusive (Obviously we prefer that Songstuff is the only one publishing this revision of this article, but that is completely up to you).

Assignment of copyright permission can be accomplished in several ways from detailed conditions to blanket statements. In the interest of clarity we provide a template for a more detailed assignment of rights. If you wish to grant us rights using a blanket statement, that is up to you. For example “royalty free on an unlimited basis”.

In your Copyright License you affirm that you have the authority to grant these rights to Songstuff. Please do not submit copyrighted material unless you own the copyright, or have the right to assign such rights and privileges.

Songstuff will not be held responsible for abusive use (by others) of the material you submit.

Note: Material accepted for publication will be formatted for publication on Songstuff. We produce abridged versions of original articles in order to promote them across our site and those of our partners, clients and affiliates.

Note: You and/or anyone giving you permission to use the materials will retain all rights, title, and interest in the submitted materials not granted herein to Songstuff under copyright law, unless specified otherwise.

Copyright Policy

By submission of your materials you indicate your acceptance of the terms of this policy and certify that:

 

  • You agree that Songstuff has no obligation of confidentiality or limitation of use on the submitted materials, notwithstanding any captions or markings attached to the materials and any conditions stipulated within the Copyright License.
  • You agree that you grant Songstuff and its distributors permission to use, format, reproduce, publicly and digitally display and/or perform the submitted materials. You agree that you grant Songstuff and its distributors permission to create derivatives, use those derivatives, format those derivatives, reproduce derivatives, publicly and digitally display and/or perform the derivatives. This will allow us to promote the article on Songstuff and in our network (for example abstracts, newsletter promotion, rss syndication of title and article description or extract).
  • You agree that Songstuff can use your submitted material and our created derivatives on a royalty-free basis.
  • You warrant that the submitted materials do not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party and that you have received written permission to use any third party materials included in the item(s) you submit to Songstuff.
  • You agree to hold harmless Songstuff, and all persons acting under Songstuff\’s permission or authority, for all situations that arise out of publication of your material.
  • You have read this Songstuff Article Submission and Copyright Policy and agree to its terms.
  • You will disclose and deliver materials to Songstuff in accordance with the terms in this Songstuff Article Submission and Copyright Policy. All materials submitted by you to Songstuff or discussions between you and Songstuff relating to the submitted materials shall be governed by this policy.

Example Exclusive Copyright License

I (Your Name) as the copyright holder, or as a representative of the copyright holder with permission to grant such rights, hereby expressly grant Songstuff exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, license and privilege to use, format, create derivate works, (re)produce, distribute, (re)broadcast, (re)transmit, and publicly and digitally display and / or perform the material(s) provided that I have incorporated into the work or subsequent editions of the work now known or later developed, and I claim any rights, title and interest in the overall work. I also hereby expressly grant Songstuff exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, license and privilege to use, format, (re)produce, (re)distribute, (re)broadcast, (re)transmit, and publicly and digitally display and / or perform derivative works for the duration of this license. I also accept that my contribution will be acknowledged in a suitable source credit line, and proprietary rights attribution supplied by me.

The materials submitted include (include the ones that apply)

  • Name
  • Audio Recording / Music
  • Drawings / Illustrations
  • Graphics/Maps etc.
  • Text
  • Photographs
  • Other (Please Specify)

I agree to hold harmless the Publisher (Songstuff), it\’s officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, assignees and all persons acting under the Publishers permission or authority, or those for whom the Publisher is acting, for all circumstances that arise as a result of use of submitted materials.

This license is supplied and accepted on a good faith basis.

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:

By:

Title:

(If you are under eighteen a parent or guardian must give permission)

Example Non-exclusive Copyright License

I (Your Name) as the copyright holder, or as a representative of the copyright holder with permission to grant such rights, hereby expressly grant Songstuff nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, license and privilege to use, format, create derivate works, (re)produce, distribute, (re)broadcast, (re)transmit, and publicly and digitally display and / or perform the material(s) provided that I have incorporated into the work or subsequent editions of the work now known or later developed, and I claim any rights, title and interest in the overall work. I also hereby expressly grant Songstuff exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, license and privilege to use, format, (re)produce, (re)distribute, (re)broadcast, (re)transmit, and publicly and digitally display and / or perform derivative works for the duration of this license. I also accept that my contribution will be acknowledged in a suitable source credit line, and proprietary rights attribution supplied by me.

The materials submitted include (include the ones that apply)

  • Name
  • Audio Recording / Music
  • Drawings / Illustrations
  • Graphics/Maps etc.
  • Text
  • Photographs
  • Other (Please Specify)

I agree to hold harmless the Publisher (Songstuff), it\’s officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, assignees and all persons acting under the Publishers permission or authority, or those for whom the Publisher is acting, for all circumstances that arise as a result of use of submitted materials.

This license is supplied and accepted on a good faith basis.

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:

By:

Title:

(If you are under eighteen a parent or guardian must give permission)

Please return a completed copyright license (example shown above) with your article submission.