1 – Distribution

The rights granted hereunder shall include the sale of Recordings (the sound recordings and audiovisual recordings that you submit to Early Sounds Recordings at any time that, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any materials including, without limitation, Recordings, images and/or artwork that you submit) by, without limitation, permanent digital downloads, temporary digital downloads, interactive streaming, non-interactive streaming, cloud services and so-called “disc-on-demand” services.

You irrevocably grant to Early Sounds Recordings, throughout the world and during the term, the right:

(i) to sell, copy, distribute and otherwise exploit the Recordings by all means and media (whether now known or existing in the future) through any and all Consumer Stores (website and online platform that sell music to the end consumer with download or streaming service) now operational or hereafter available;

(ii) to collect all income deriving therefrom; and

(iii) to use the name(s), photographs and likenesses, artwork images, biographical and other information provided by you or the artists whose performances are embodied on the Recordings in connection with the Recordings and Early Sounds Recordings’s general business.

If that the Label decides to not distribute more its Recordings with Early Sounds Recordings, the Label must proceed with the Takedown (a request to delete the release from stores) for all releases distributed with Early Sounds Recordings distribution; only after removing all of its catalog of Recordings by Early Sounds Recordings, the Label is free to distribute again its Recordings with a new third party distribution service. The Takedown costs 14,90€ for each release; Early Sounds Recordings is not responsible for any delay or miss cancellations from the stores after the request of Takedown.

In case that the artwork of the release doesn’t respect the related guidelines of distribution, Early Sounds Recordings reserves the right to: require the relative changes to the Label before to publish on sale the release or to publish on sale the release, in its sole discretion and without notice, using as artwork the logo of the Label.

Each track distributed by the Label must have an unique ISRC code; this code can be entered by the Label or be provided for free by Early Sounds Recordings, which still remains the owner. Early Sounds Recordings has no responsibility on such codes entered by the Label that it assumes the total responsibility and rights to use of these codes. Early Sounds Recordings reserves the right to reuse previously assigned codes in case of Takedown required by the Label.

Each release distributed by the Label must have an unique UPC/EAN code; this code is provided for free by Early Sounds Recordings, which still remains the owner. Early Sounds Recordings reserves the right to reuse previously assigned codes in case of Takedown required by the Label.

2 – Stores

You and Early Sounds Recordings agree that the Internet consumer stores and the Territories licensed to exploit your Recordings hereunder must be approved by You before the first release to distribute with Early Sounds Recordings distribution. The Label, before the first release with Early Sounds Recordings distribution, will select the stores where want to go to sell its Recodings; the Label’s selection, according with the list of our download and streaming stores, will be confirmed by Early Sounds Recordings to the Label with a communication, by email or with an internal system developed by Early Sounds Recordings, and determines that the Recordings will never be offered on sale where you have unselect stores from our list, but the Recordings will be offered on sale in new stores not available at the moment of the confirmation in our list without the consent of the Label. Each store, despite the Recordings sent to release, reserves the right to decide to publish on sale or not the Recordings; Early Sounds Recordings has not responsibility on this and the Label accepts that will not have any claims with Early Sounds Recordings about this decision of the store. After the first release with the Early Sounds Recordings distribution, the Label cannot modified the list of the stores selected for the distribution. By using Early Sounds Recordings distribution you grant to Early Sounds Recordings the exclusive right to distribute your Recordings on the store and the country you selected and confirmed before the first release. Early Sounds Recordings reserves the right to change and modified that list of stores without notice and in its sole discretion.

Is possible that some stores may require particular information of Label before the activation of the distribution in that stores (Stores on request); Early Sounds Recordings will provide the User the modules with the information requested. Compilation and resending to Early Sounds Recordings of these modules is in total responsibility of the Label. Early Sounds Recordings disclaims any liability for the timing and the outcome of the reply of these stores about the request of the Label to distribute its Recordings in these Stores on request.

If the Label select the streaming store YouTube Audio FingerPrint on Early Sounds Recordings distribution list stores, that User confirms that:

  • Didn’t use any rights free audio samples or any other sample that User doesn’t own the exclusive right of (sound banks, software sounds, samples, public domain, covers, speeches, etc…)
  • Isn’t under Creative Commons License.

If your Recordings don’t respect these rules, You don’t have to select the option of YouTUbe Audio FingerPrint delivery and You will be unable to monetize your Recordings on that stores; Early Sounds Recordings maintains the right to block all releases from the store deliveries that don’t respect these rules.

You agree that you will not use the Homepage to transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party.

You agree that Early Sounds Recordings may freeze any and all revenues in your account that are received in connection with Recordings or other materials submitted by you which Early Sounds Recordings believes, in its good faith discretion, violate these Terms of Use, and that such revenues will be forfeited by you if Early Sounds Recordings determines, in its good faith discretion, they are the result of fraud and/or infringement.

3 – Royalties

The Site provides User with different types of statistics, Early Sounds Recordings undertakes to update its data for all the types of statistics and to do so on a daily basis. However, Early Sounds Recordings is dependent on data being communicated by its third party partners and it can in no way be held liable with regard to these data updates.

The content provided by the Early Sounds Recordings’s partners, and notably the data used for the statistics indicated herein, are used under the exclusive liability of the Early Sounds Recordings’s partners.

Early Sounds Recordings will look after updating the royalties reports relative to each User on the basis of the information that it will receive from its partners. The royalties reports updated will therefore indicate the royalties already collected by Early Sounds Recordings, the payment of which can then be requested by the User. Early Sounds Recordings will show on the user account the net amount (Early Sounds Recordings’s actual receipts from Consumer Stores less any tax, fee or other charge related to the Sale of your Recordings) received for the royalties sales from that user with the percentage of withhold for Early Sounds Recordings, if due, based on the user account at the moment of the payment request.

Your royalties are available each quarter, based on the following: 1st Quarter Q1 (January-March), 2nd Quarter Q2 (April-June), 3rd Quarter Q3 (July-September), 4th Quarter Q4 (October-December). The statements of royalties sales will be available in your account within 60 days after each quarter end. On these dates your royalties will be marked as credited to your account and you will therefore be able to request your payment, as described in the section 10.3 of these Terms of Use.

Return Policy

The following Returns policy applies to purchases made directly from our online store.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase then please contact us. We will gladly exchange your product or give you a full refund. We will even pay to have the product shipped back. There’s absolutely no risk to you.

When you receive your order, please inspect all packages for items such as remotes, manuals and cables, or any applicable accessories for the product(s) ordered. If the merchandise is not being installed right away, please power up or play the merchandise. Please be sure to save the box, and the shipping carton and its packing material, in the unlikely event that you’ll need it for a return shipment.

If you require any assistance, please send an e-mail and provide the order confirmation number with a brief explanation of your issue.

A return authorization is required for any exchange or refund. Any product shipped to us without a return authorization will be returned to the customer at his or her expense.

We will issue a refund or exchange as long as the request is made within 30 days of the shipping date, the merchandise is returned in the same condition as it was when shipped, and is received in the original packing material and with all of its accessories such as: remote control, cables, antennas, connectors, brackets and owner’s manuals. The merchandise returned will be inspected when it arrives at the warehouse and you will be charged for anything missing.

Note: Errors or oversights when placing orders (wrong model, size, feature, color, unit of measure [each, single, pair, system), or mismatched left or right speakers are the sole responsibility of the customer who accepts all associated expenses.

To initiate a return, please call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-336-4525, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST Saturday. Our customer service representative will provide you with a return authorization number (RA#) and a prepaid return shipping label. Please write the RA# (RA# XXXXXX) in LARGE, BOLD type on the outside of the shipping carton. If the RA# is not present in the body of the return address or clearly visible on the carton, it will be refused and returned back to you. Please take your package to your local UPS facility (you may even be able to ship via UPS from your workplace). You can use the UPS link below to locate a local drop-off center near you to ship your product:

Visit, or call 1-800-PICK-UPS (800-742-5877).

Return Authorizations are only valid for 30 days from the date issued. Replacement merchandise will not be reserved for more than 30 days past the issuance of the RA. Merchandise received past the return period may be refused and returned. Notification will be sent to the e-mail and/or billing address you provided should your return not be accepted.

Note: We cannot be responsible for e-mail or mailing addresses that are incorrect, changed, filtered, unread or no longer valid.