Copyright

Submitting An Article?

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

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General Submission Guidelines

General

By submitting material to Songstuff you give your permission to Songstuff for publication of your material. A draft of the required permission is included below.

We do not promise to publish all material received.

Author Details

Author contact details are published with news and press releases.

Copyright Text

Any copyright statement for inclusion with your work.

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.

Permission

An press release 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.

We have to have permission from the copyright holder to publish your article.

By submission, you agree that you have the authority to grant these rights to Songstuff.

By submitting an article you give permission to Songstuff to license and redistribute submitted data, excluding “personal information,” to partners, affiliates and clients.

Please do not submit copyrighted material unless you possess the copyright. In addition, Songstuff will not be held responsible for abusive use (by others) of the material you submit.

Please note: Material accepted for publication will be edited 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.

Please 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

Material where you retain copyright ownership

  • Articles
  • Images / Photographs
  • Forum Posts
  • Artist Page Text
  • Press Releases / News Submissions

Material where you do not retain copyright ownership

  • Glossary definitions
  • Link details
  • Interviews

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.

You also agree that you grant Songstuff and its distributors permission to use, copy, adapt, edit, modify, merge, reproduce, publicly and digitally display and/or perform and redistribute the submitted materials. This will allow us to promote the article in our network (for example abstracts, or newsletter promotion).

You agree that Songstuff can use your submitted material 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 in the item(s) you submit to Songstuff.

You agree to defend, reimburse, and hold harmless Songstuff, and all persons acting under Songstuff’s permission or authority, against any and all, claims, damages, costs, or other expenses that arise out of your or your failure to meet the obligations of this Policy.

If you want to submit an article to Songstuff, please provide the following information about yourself and / or your organization.

BY SUBMISSION OF YOUR MATERIALS YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS ABOVE AND CERTIFY THAT

(1) YOU HAVE READ THIS SONGSTUFF SUBMISSION AND COPYRIGHT POLICY AND AGREE TO ITS TERMS AND

(2) YOU WILL DISCLOSE AND DELIVER MATERIALS TO SONGSTUFF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OUTLINED ABOVE AND IN THE SONGSTUFF SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. ALL MATERIALS SUBMITTED BY YOU TO SONGSTUFF OR DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN YOU AND SONGSTUFF RELATING TO THE SUBMITTED MATERIALS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THIS POLICY.

Copyright Permission Statement

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, copy, adapt, edit, modify, merge, (re)produce, (re)print, (re)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 accept that my contribution will be acknowledged in a suitable source credit line, and proprietary rights attribution supplied by me.

The materials submitted include (delete ones that don\’t apply)

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

I warrant that I have full authority and rights to gramt permission(s) to the material(s) offered and submitted herein and that the material(s) do no not infringe on any proprietary and /or intellectual property rights of third persons or contain any information that is unlawful, defanatory or violative of any person’s right to privacy and / or publicity. I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Publisher (Songstuff)., it’s officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, assigns and all persons acting under the Publishers permission or authority, or those for whom the Publisher is acting, from and against any and all liability, claims, expenses, sosts, or damages arising out of my failure to meet the aforementioned obligations.

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:

By:

Title:

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

Please include the completed copyright permission shown above with your article submission.

Lovers have come and gone, but only my gentle mistress stays. She is beautiful and gentle. She is a swinger. She has grace. To hear her speak, you cant believe your ears. She is ten thousand years old. She is as modern as tomorrow, a brand new woman every day. Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.”
Duke Ellington