MusikPitch Responds To Complaints, Revises Terms
MusikPitch, which facilitates custom song commissions for film, TV and individuals, launched last week to a mini-storm of controversy over terms which required the writers of chosen songs to transfer ownership to the startup. One Hypebot reader called the terms and conditions, "blatantly predatory, preying on emerging artists".
To their credit, MusikPitch responded quickly and has fundamentally changed the way they are doing business providing more transparency and options that protect the songwriter. "In direct response to community feedback, we have officially changed our licensing model," a MusikPitch spokesperson told Hypebot.
New Terms & Conditions –
Under the new terms contest holders will have the choice of three licensing agreements. All agreements will be between the songwriter and contest holder with MusikPitch taking no ownership.
- The new agreement options include exclusive and non-exclusive licenses; in addition, contest holders may submit their own licensing agreement.
- Songwriters can review the contracts before uploading their work into competitions.
"We appreciate the feedback – the good, the bad, and the ugly. And we sincerely hope these changes address the concerns." concluded the spokesperson.
Read the new terms and conditions here.