Ampslam, LLC (Ampslam) provides artists, musicians, bands, music industry professionals (“Members”) the website located at www.Ampslam.com as a free music hosting platform (“website, or site”) to upload their original music, create a personal profile, post upcoming gigs, and a place for listeners (“Members”) to download or stream free and legal song files for personal enjoyment. Members can post upcoming gigs, create personal playlists, blog on Ampslam’s blog, read trivia, engage in social networking, and elect to include their original songs in our monthly no-obligation song contest. All memberships are free. All Members retain full rights to their uploaded songs. Ampslam takes no ownership rights in Members’ music. All Members can download music for their personal use only, including building playlists. All uploaded music is protected by U.S. Copyright law as outlined in Title 17 of the United States Code Annotated.
Additional rights to Ampslam Members’ music by other Members or third parties, beyond personal enjoyment, can only be authorized by the individual rights holder, i.e., the Member who owns the rights. The use of masculine gender in this document and in “he” includes the feminine and neuter.
3. Submission of Content on Ampslam
Members are encouraged to express their artistic gifts by submitting/uploading songs (“Content”) in audio file format (MP3, AAC, MP4, FLV, OGG) to Ampslam after Member has activated his “Membership”. All Members grant to Ampslam, to the extent required to enable Ampslam to maintain the website including the display of banner advertisements, a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, revocable, royalty-free, fully paid up, permission and license to use, copy, display, distribute, transmit, reproduce, promote, publicly display, digitally perform, and allow for stream and/or downloading, all uploaded Content in whole or part. This license includes without limitation any and all professional names, photos, trademarks, logos and biographical information of artists, performers or bands. This license shall terminate at such time as Member or Ampslam removes Content from Ampslam website.
This license does not grant Ampslam the right to sell Members’ Content unless expressly specified by Member.
Each Member hereby acknowledges and agrees that Member himself, and not Ampslam, is fully responsible for all Content that Member uploads and posts or otherwise makes available through Ampslam’s website.
Ampslam does not claim any ownership rights in any Content or other material which Member uploads, posts or stores. All the song Content hosted at www.ampslam.com remains the property of the respective Member that uploaded it, and the copyright to all such Content shall remain with its original owner (Member), subject to the limited license granted to Ampslam cited herein. Members may download and stream Content on Ampslam for personal use only, including building a playlist to share with friends. The individual rights holder (Member) must be contacted to authorize any and all additional uses of Content.
3.a. Member Selling MP3 song files on Ampslam
Members are permitted to sell original music song files ("Content") as digital downloads ("Transaction(s)") for .99 cents each based on United States of America currency ("US") to the ("Public"). This feature ("Selling Feature") is completely optional. The Selling Feature is free. There are no signup costs or listing fees. Members are required to open a fee PayPal account in order to receive payment from Ampslam after purchases by Public of Members' content. Members should be aware that due to current music industry conditions, Members should allow some of their music to be given away to the Public at no cost in order to increase publicity and branding of individual artist.
All references herein are based on US currency.
Ampslam is entitled to a share of the revenue ("Ampslam Share") that Member generates from each Transaction less a transaction fee paid to PayPay. Ampslam receives a 15% Ampslam Share on each Transaction conducted on Ampslam to the Public, equating to approximately .15 cents US per download. Ampslam must pay a PayPal transaction fee on each Transaction of 5%, plus .05 cents US equating to approximately .10 cents US per Transaction - not 5% and .05 cents US per song. This distinction is of benefit to Member. An example is illustrative:
Public purchases 5 digital song downloads from Member in one Transaction.
5 x .99 cents = $4.95 (Gross revenue.
Ampslam pays PayPal .05 cents plus 5% transaction fee equating to approximately .295 cents US.
Ampslam Share is .70 cents US.
Member Share paid to Member is $3.95 US equating to a 80% share of Transaction.
Purchases made by Public with non-US currency may incur some currency conversion fee to Member. All funds will be paid to Members with US currency.
Ampslam pays Member Share monthly through Member's PayPal account after Member Share totals $10.00 dollars US.
Ampslam may redistribute previously purchased downloads by Public if Ampslam determines download was corrupted, in a incomplete file format or damaged in any way with no Member Share paid again to Member. Member is solely responsible and liable for any bad debts such as credit card returns on PayPal or fraud. Ampslam retains the right to halt the sale of any Member content if Ampslam determines the content to be objectionable or otherwise prohibited by the terms set forth herein.