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Standard Terms & Conditions

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MAORI MUSIC PUBLISHING




GENERAL TERMS OF Agreement

THE Agreement sets out the Terms agreed on between the following parties:
MAORI MUSIC Publishing (UK) LTD ("the Publisher") and THE ARTIST / COMPOSER [name(s) as shown on the short-form ePublishing Contract] ("the Artist / Composer").

WHEREAS the Artist / Composer is a composer, arranger and performer of music and / or author, arranger and performer of lyrics of musical compositions, the Publisher is engaged in the music business and wish to act as a rights administrator and collection agent for the Artist and his/her musical compositions on a non-exclusive basis until the Artist / Composer no longer requires the services of the Publisher.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:-

1. The Artist / Composer grants to the Publisher the right to collect royalties as generated by radio play, gigs, public performances and any other royalties collectable via PRS For Music / MCPS and other PRO's for the songs listed on the ePublishing Contract, the ADD NEW SONGS Form (Schedule) and their Full General Catalogue not handled by any other publisher/s.
Where deemed necessary or appropriate the Publisher has the right to engage Sub-Publishers relevant to the recovery of foreign earnings.

2. The Artist / Composer hereby warrants that the songs are completely new and original songs which have not previously been assigned to any other publisher, collection agency or copyright administration company, and do not infringe the copyright in any other song.
The Artist / Composer hereby indemnify the Publisher from and against all costs claims demands proceedings and damages howsoever arising of any breach of this warranty.
The Artist / Composer confirms he/she is a representative of the musical act as stated above and has the authority to enter into Agreement with the Publisher and that all song titles submitted for publishing are genuine songs performed and written by the Artist / Composer or the Artist / Composer and another or all other members of the act he / she represents, and that any gig, airplay, performance or mechanical claim details subsequently submitted for royalty collection are genuine and accurate.

3. The Publisher will credit the Artist / Composer with 80% of all royalties received from PRS For Music and/or other PRO's by payment via their chosen payment method. The minimum accountable value is one penny.
The Publisher will retain 20% of royalties as an administration / processing fee.
All due royalties will be sent to a single point of contact (in the case of multiple non-PRO member songwriters).
If the Artist / Composer is working through a Management / Label and an appropriate signed Contract / Agreement is in place to allow the Manager / Label to administer publishing returns on their behalf, then all accounting may be via the Manager / Label.
If the Artist / Composer is not a member of PRS For Music during the Term of this Agreement, any performing rights in Works shall be deemed to be licensed to the Publisher so that the Publisher shall be the Administrator and Owner of the said rights during the Term and shall be empowered in turn to assign the said rights to PRS For Music.

4. If the event of the Artist / Composer not being a direct member of any PRO (i.e. PRS / ASCAP / BMI / SOCAN etc) or PPL, we will receive all royalties and pay them out to the Artist / Composer.
If the Artist / Composer is a direct member of any PRO their membership details will have been added to the registrations we make for their songs, meaning that they will receive their full writers share of royalties PLUS a percentage of the publishers share (totalling 80% of gross amounts due) directly from their PRO.
If they are a member of PPL, a client will receive their full due share directly from PPL.
The Publisher will retain 50% of all PPL / Digital Royalties subsequently recovered.
(No additional amounts will be sent from us, the Artist / Composer will receive everything due to them directly).

5. A nominal fee of £ 5-00 will be applicable for any required alteration or amendment to any previously registered titles requested by the Artist / Composer and this amount will be deducted from future distributions due to the Artist / Composer.

6. The Artist / Composer understands they are able to give one months notice at any time after a minimum period of 12 months (or 24 months where an ADVANCE option has been requested and approved) to terminate this Agreement.
All Agreements for Duos / Bands are issued on a person to person basis and requests for cancellation are dealt with on the same basis.

7. For the purposes of possible synchronisation to Film / TV / Advertising etc., by the Publisher, the Artist / Composer agrees to submit by post, HIGHTAIL or similar online file transfer system, any songs which they think might be suitable for such placement and also any lyrics, likeness and Social Media Links as are deemed necessary for the promotion of songs in this way.
These songs and corresponding recordings should represent the highest quality work of the Artist / Composer and therefore most suitable for submission to the Sync Catalogue of the Publisher.
The Publisher retains the right to evaluate and determine any submissions to determine their suitability for Synchronisational submission and only their approved tracks will be used for this purpose.
Any income received by the Publisher in the event of a Synchronisation deal will result in payment of 80% to the Artist / Composer, with the Publisher retaining 20%.

8. The Publisher will have no other rights in the recordings other than the right to place them into a Synchronisation deal by virtue of issuing a combine Sync Use and Master Use Licence, these rights being non exclusive meaning the Artist / Composer can also submit these recordings to other companies for Sync Promotion or for any other purposes on a similar non-exclusive basis.



Expanded Terms Of Agreement



Music Licensing Agreement

A license agreement (hereafter referred to as the "AGREEMENT") is made between MAORI MUSIC Publishing (hereafter referred to as the "LICENSEE") and the CLIENT (hereafter referred to as the "LICENSOR"), in regards to the musical compositions provided (hereafter referred to as the "Work/s") on the date of the signing of this agreement.

GUARANTEE
LICENSOR guarantees that it owns and controls the rights represented herein with respect to the recordings and the musical compositions in the Work/s and has and will hold throughout the TERRITORY and during the DURATION the above listed rights to exploit the Work as contemplated herein. LICENSOR shall indemnify and hold the LICENSEE harmless from any and all claims, liabilities and costs, losses, damages or expenses (including legal fees) arising out of any breach, allegation, claim or failure of any covenants or warranties made by the LICENSOR herein.

GENERAL TERMS
The mechanical, synchronization, and performance rights granted to the LICENSEE within the AGREEMENT include:-
  • Right to re-record, duplicate and release the Work as part of a production in whatever medium(s) necessary (i.e. video tape, film, CD-ROM, DVD). If the music is used in software such as a video game application or other software product, the music will be "embedded" with the intention that the end user of the software or video game is unable to extract or use the music on its own;
  • Right to use the music as a soundtrack "synced" with visual images as part of a production; and
  • Right to use the music as part of the public viewing or broadcast of a production (including but not limited to TV shows, videos, DVDs, Web Sites, podcasts, multimedia presentations, and films).
    The LICENSOR grants LICENSEE an exclusive perpetual license to use the Work herein.

    RIGHTS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AGREEMENT
    The rights granted to the LICENSEE do not permit the LICENSEE to:-
  • Claim authorship of the music represented under this AGREEMENT;
  • Transfer, share or sub-lease this license agreement with any other party;
  • Copy or duplicate the Work except for use in the LICENSEE'S productions;
  • Permit any other individual or third party the right to use the Work in place of the LICENSEE; and
  • Resell, trade, or exploit for profit the Work contained herein outright or as part of other music and / or audio-related collections, in part or in whole, to any other individual or party (although the music can be sold as part of the production, which is a clear and distinct product from Work itself.)

    TERRITORY
    The territory of this contract is the entire Universe.

    FEES
    The LICENSEE will not owe any future additional royalties or fees to the LICENSOR for future use of the Work within the terms of this AGREEMENT.


  • Artist / Composer Warranties
    The Artist / Composer warrants that he/she is the creator and/or owner of all titles submitted to the Publisher ("the Compositions") and others written prior to submission of the form, that the composition/s and/or recording/s contain no uncleared samples of copyrighted material and that he/she has full power to enter into this Agreement and that this Agreement does not infringe the rights of any third party.
    All rights are also granted in the mechanical recordings of the songs for Synchronisational and promotional purposes.
    The Artist / Composer warrants that in the case of co-written Compositions the Artist / Composer will provide the Publisher with details of all co-composers and the correct share that all co-composers control with a view to their being contacted by the Publisher where appropriate for the purpose of offering Publishing Administration services.
    The Artist / Composer warrants that they permit the Publisher to use their name and likeness (including logos, still photographs and promotional videos) to promote and exploit the submitted works.
    If the Artist / Composer is not a member of PRS For Music during the Term of this Agreement, any performing rights in Works shall be deemed to be licensed to the Publisher so that the Publisher shall be the Administrator and owner of the said rights during the Term and shall be empowered in turn to assign the said rights to PRS For Music.


    Publishers Obligations
    The Publisher shall to the best of their ability ensure the collection promptly and in full of all earnings in respect of the Compositions and to maximise the income due to the Artist / Composer from the exploitation of the Compositions.
    The Publisher shall ensure that the Compositions are notified to all relevant royalty collecting and licensing societies in the UK and will endeavour to exploit the Compositions wherever possible by such means as requested by the Artist / Composer including but not limited to Synchronisation uses.


    Synchronisational Usages
    Tracks purchased or provided for Synchronisational usages are subject to the terms of our standard Sync + Master Recording Licence.


    Manager / Label Administration
    When a Manager / Label initiates registration for a BAND / ACT, they may opt to have royalties paid directly to them, provided that this is subject to a specific signed Contract / Agreement with the Artist / Composer.
    If this is so, then in the case of non-PRO songwriters, 80% of all due royalties will be sent to the Manager / Label.
    If the BAND / ACT contains PRO songwriter members, then 50% of all due royalties will be sent directly to the songwriter/s by their PRO and the residual 30% will be sent by Maori Music to the MANAGER / LABEL.



    Incomes / Examples



    Performance Income
    Monies, fees and royalties arising out of the administration of the rights vested in the Performing Right Society Limited ("PRS For Music") and its affiliated societies for collection of performance in respect of the Compositions (including without limitation those monies arising from the performance or broadcasting of the Compositions) are referred to in this Agreement as "Performance Income" and are collected by PRS For Music and paid direct to its members in accordance with the rules laid down by that Society.
    It is agreed that the Publisher shall collect this Performance Income in respect of each Composition.
    The Publisher will credit the Artist / Composer with 80% of all royalties received from PRS For Music / MCPS by payment via their chosen payment method. The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    The Publisher will retain 20% of royalties as an administration / processing fee.
    All due royalties will be sent to the first-named composer (the "point of contact") in the case of multiple non-PRO member songwriters.
    If the Artist / Composer is working through a Management / Label and an appropriate signed Contract / Agreement is in place to allow the Manager / Label to administer publishing returns on their behalf, then all accounting may be via the Manager / Label.
    If the Artist / Composer is not a direct member of any PRO (i.e. PRS / ASCAP / BMI / SOCAN etc), we will receive their royalties and pay them out to them.
    If the Artist / Composer is a direct member of any PRO their membership details will have been added to the registrations we make for their songs, meaning that they will receive their full writers share of royalties PLUS a percentage of the publishers share (totalling 80% of gross amounts due) directly from their PRO.
    (No additional amounts will be sent from us, they will receive everything due to them directly).
    The Artist / Composer will retain all rights pertaining to their own Writer-Membership of PRS For Music and/or all other PRO's.


    Mechanical Income
    The Publisher will recover 100% of all Mechanical Income distributed by the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society ("MCPS") and shall then pay the Artist / Composer the full amount recovered allowinng for MCPS' administrative charges and after a deduction of a 20% administration fee ("the Mechanical Fee"). The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    At the Publishers discretion they will opt to pay any due MCPS AP2 Invoice for clients engaged in releasing their own songs currently or previously on their own DIY Label/s, but in this event would retain all subsequent amounts received back from the MCPS (nett of MCPS Commissions).
    On all other occasions, Mechanical Royalties would be payable by the Label concerned in accordance with MCPS guidelines and practices.
    The Artist / Composer will retain all rights pertaining to their own Membership of the MCPS and / or any other Mechanical Rights Organisations.


    Synchronisation Income
    The Publisher has the right to promote any approved Compositions to Production Companies, Music Supervisors, Synchronisational Agents and the like for use by means of Synchronisation with any cinematograph film, television film or production, video cassette or digital disc and with any commercial or advertisement.
    Fees arising from Synchronisation uses are referred to in this Agreement as "Sync Fee Income" and are collected by the Publisher in full. The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer sums equal to the full Sync Fee Income received from the licensee after a deduction of a 20% administration fee ("the Sync Fee").
    Synchronisational Promotion is undertaken on a non-exclusive basis and any Synchronisation Fee Income negotiated and received by the Artist / Composer independently of the efforts of the Publisher would remain the Artist / Composer's in their entirety.


    Neighbouring Rights / Digital Income
    The Publisher will recover 100% of all Neighbouring and Digital Income distributed by the Phonographic Performance Licencing ("PPL"), SoundExchange and Music Reports companies and shall then pay the Artist / Composer the full amount recovered after a deduction of a 50% administration fee.
    The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    On request, the Publisher will register any previous releases on their own label/s by the Artist / Composer with the PPL.
    Where authorised, Confidential Records will act as Exclusive Licencee for the purpose of the recovery of PPL royalties etc., and retain 50% of all revenues received.
    Mechanical Royalties may be payable by the original Label concerned in accordance with MCPS guidelines and practices.
    The Artist / Composer will retain all rights pertaining to their own Membership of the PPL and / or other Digital Royalty Recovery Companies.


    Income Examples
    Please see our FAQS section for more details.



    Duration Of Rights & Termination Of Agreement/s



    Duration Of Rights
    The Artist / Composer agrees that this Agreement will be effective from a date five years prior to the receipt of the Agreement, to the benefit of the Composer/s in perpetuity and forms the basis of our Standard Agreement.
    The Compositions shall be administered by the Publisher in perpetuity or until the Artist / Composer gives the Publisher official notice that he no longer requires the services of the Publisher by means of a Contract Termination Form.
    Provided this is no sooner than a minimum period of twelve months after date of submission of the Agreement, then there will be no charge payable by the Artist / Composer.
    If you have been granted any of our ADVANCE options, then this will effectively extend the minimum period of Contracture to twenty four months and if you have submitted material specifically for Synchronisational consideration, to sixty months.


    Termination Of Agreement/s
    You may terminate your Agreement on 28 days notice at any time after the expiry of the specified minimum Contracture period (usually TWELVE months) by means of a Contract Termination Form.
    For Duos / Bands, each individual member is treated separately for Contractual purposes.

    NOTE : Unless you are a writer-member of a Performing Rights Organisation, or are transferring to another publisher, cancelling publishing arrangements may be detrimental to your interests.

    If termination is requested sooner than the initial twelve month period has elapsed for any reason, an administrative charge of £ 10.00 per registered title (or a minimum charge of £ 50.00) will be levied on the Artist / Composer by the Publisher.
    The exceptions to the above are if the Artist / Composer has requested and been awarded one of the available Advances (see Advance Section below), in which case a minimum period of Contracture of either twenty four months or until full recovery of said Advance has been made, whichever is the lesser, shall apply or if they have submitted material specifically for Synchronisational consideration, in which case the minimum period of Contracture will be sixty months.
    (Early repayment of any Advance is possible in order to allow Contract termination (see Advances Section below)).

    The Publisher has the right to issue a Notice Of Termination on any Agreement if the relationship between the Publisher and the Artist / Composer is reasonably deemed to have become untenable.

    Notice to terminate any Contract should be made by completion of the Contract Termination Form and all termination requests must originate from the personal email address notified to us at the time of signing up.
    All Agreements for Duos / Bands are issued on a person to person basis and requests for cancellation are dealt with on the same basis.
    We cannot accept Contract cancellation requests from any third party representative (Manager / Label etc.,) on behalf of any client.

    Upon receipt of a request to terminate the Agreement, or issue of a Notice Of Termination by the Publisher, then the Publisher will have 28 days to commence revocation of its interest in all Compositions by means of notification of revocation to any involved collecting agencies.
    In the event that the Publisher receives Royalty Income after due notification of cancellation, these amounts will be considered Null and Void.


    Death Of A Composer
    When a Composer dies Maori Music will take over the intermediate administration of all affected titles and act as legal representative until a successor can be appointed.
    Copyright exists in compositions for a period of 70 years after the death of the Composer.
    It is our policy that only one successor will be admitted for each deceased Composer.

    A successor will either be a named individual within a Will, subject to the Grant Of Probate or where no Will exists be the person entitled to obtain Letters Of Administration (normally the Next Of Kin).

    As soon as we're informed of the death of a Composer, we will act in accordance with the above guidelines to ensure the transfer of rights to the successor.



    Accounting Provisions


    All royalties are paid to the point of contact for a Band / Act for onward distribution.
    International payments will be sent in either the Local Currency, USD Dollars or GBP Sterling as determined by ourselves.
    Funds that remain unclaimed after three months will be considered to be forfeit.


    Performance Royalties
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer (UK Clients) quarter-yearly in the form of an itemised royalty statement within thirty (30) days of 20th April, 20th July, 20th October and 20th December in each year for all sums received to the Artists / Composers account with the Publisher.
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer (International Clients) half-yearly in the form of an itemised royalty statement within thirty (30) days of 20th July and 20th December in each year for all sums received to the Artists / Composers account with the Publisher.
    The Publisher will forward any payment due to the Artist / Composer with such statement.
    The Artist will not receive a payment or a statement when no royalties have been collected or if they do not exceed £10.00 for UK Clients or £50.00 for International Clients (who do not use PayPal), in which case all due royalties will be held over until they achieve this minimum amount.
    The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    Payment will be made by either Internet Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer or PayPal (recommended), as requested by the Artist / Composer, with all attendant charges payable by the Artist / Composer.

    PRO direct members will receive their statements and payments in accordance with the distribution schedule/s of their PRO directly from them.
    (No further amounts will be due from Maori Music Publishing).


    Mechanical Royalties
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer (UK and International Clients) monthly in the form of an itemised royalty statement within thirty (30) days of the first of the month for all sums received to the Artists / Composers account with the Publisher, except for where the Publisher has previously undertaken to pay any due Mechanical Invoices on behalf of the Artist / Composer.
    The Publisher will forward any payment due to the Artist / Composer with such statement.
    The Artist / Composer will not receive a payment or a statement when no royalties have been collected or if they do not exceed £10.00 for UK Clients or £50.00 for International Clients (who do not use PayPal), in which case all due royalties will be held over until they achieve this minimum amount.
    The minimum accountable value is one penny.
    Payment will be made by either Internet Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer or PayPal (recommended), as requested by the Artist / Composer, with all attendant charges payable by the Artist / Composer.

    In the event that an Artist / Composer has released, or goes on to release, any physical copies of their music through their own label and this has then become subject to an MCPS AP2 Manufacturing Invoice (even ones the MCPS may grant restrospectively), then we will undertake to pay any such Invoice in full (for all titles that we administer).
    (By doing so, this will automatically extend the period of Contracture by 24 months and negate the Artist / Composer's own share in Mechanical Income).


    Synchronisation Fees (Where Applicable)
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer quarterly (UK Clients), or bi- annually (Foreign Clients) within our usual distribution statement for performing royalties, itemising the total numbers of Synchronisational placements and fees (Sync Fees) attributable to any of the Artists / Composers songs that have been selected for Synchronisational usage within the preceeding accounting period.
    The Artist / Composer will not receive a payment or a statement when no Sync Fees have been collected or if total amounts due do not exceed an amount of £10.00 for UK Clients or £50.00 for International Clients (who do not use PayPal), in which case all due amounts will be held over until they achieve this minimum amount. The minimum accountable value is one penny.


    Neighbouring Rights Royalties
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer annually for all UK PPL returns and quarterly for PPL International returns.
    The Artist / Composer will not receive a payment or a statement when no Neighbouring Rights Royalties have been collected or if total amounts due do not exceed an amount of £10.00 for UK Clients or £50.00 for International Clients (who do not use PayPal), in which case all due amounts will be held over until they achieve this minimum amount. The minimum accountable value is one penny.


    Digital Royalties
    The Publisher shall account to the Artist / Composer quarterly for all SoundExchange / Music Reports returns.
    The Artist / Composer will not receive a payment or a statement when no Digital Royalties have been collected or if total amounts due do not exceed an amount of £10.00 for UK Clients or £50.00 for International Clients (who do not use PayPal), in which case all due amounts will be held over until they achieve this minimum amount. The minimum accountable value is one penny.



    Payment Administration

    All payments are made directly to the Artist / Composer by their specified means of funds transfer in either their Local Currency, US Dollar (International Clients) or Pounds Sterling as determined by ourselves.
    Where matters are handled by the Publisher on a BAND / DUO or LABEL / MANAGEMENT COMPANY basis, all monies will be sent to the initially named point of contact within the BAND / DUO or MANAGEMENT COMPANY for onward distribution as is deemed appropriate by them.
    When dealing with DUOS / BANDS, we will send all royalties to just one point of contact for onward distribution amongst all listed songwriters.

    The only exceptions to this would be:-

    1) If any of the co-composers are writer-members of a Performing Rights Organisation (such as PRS, BMI, ASCAP, SOCAN etc), in which case the amalgamated writers and publishers royalties due to those co-composers are sent to them directly via their PRO.
    OR
    2) If a co-composer is a solo act or member of another band signed to Maori Music in their own right and has previously submitted claims for "live" performance royalties featuring other material.

    All International Payments will be subject to Bank Of England currency exchange rates and Banking Charges in proportion to the value of the transaction, set by the handling agent and deducted from the gross amount/s transmitted.
    Payments direct from International PRO's will be made in accordance with their standard arrangements for doing so.



    Dispute Resolution

    In the event of any dispute as to the sums due to the Artist / Composer pursuant to any accounting period within the preceding year, the Artist may appoint a recognised Chartered or Certified Accountant to examine the books and records of the Publisher no more than once in any calendar year.
    The Artist / Composer shall give notice in writing of intent to audit within thirty (30) days of said notice.
    The Publisher will co-operate with any such Accountant conducting such audit and make available copy documentation as may be reasonably required.
    In the event of any such audit where the Auditor is not engaged on a contingency or conditional fee or other speculative basis correctly revealing an under payment in excess of Ten Per Cent (10%) of the monies due to the Artist / Composer or Five Hundred Pounds Sterling (£500) (whichever is greater), the Publisher will pay the Artists / Composers reasonable costs of audit (not to include travel, accommodation or subsistence costs) together with the outstanding sum and interest thereon at one per cent (1%) above the Publisher's Bankers published base rate from time to time calculated from the date of due payment to the date of actual payment thereof.



    Miscellaneous / Legal

    General
    In England / Wales the legal age for Contracts is the age of majority - 18, and we cannot consider any applications for publishing administration for anyone below this age.
    All notices which either party shall deliver to the other shall be sent by pre-paid letter post using the address provided on the Agreement or scanned / sent by electronic mail to the notified e-mail address.
    All such notices shall be deemed served at the date three (3) days after the date of said mailing or upon actual receipt by the addressee whichever is earlier.
    Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed so as to imply a partnership between the parties.
    This Agreement contains all of the terms agreed between the parties herewith.
    A person who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no rights under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this Agreement.
    The Clause headings do not form part of and shall not be read into the construction of the Agreement.
    This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law and the English Courts shall be the Courts of sole jurisdiction.
    You are advised to consider taking independent advice on any aspect included herein before entering into any Agreement with us, if you so wish.
    The client warrants that they will ensure the Publisher is kept up to date with changes of address, email address and Banking Information.

    Non-Publishing Administrative Charges

    Whilst we make NO charges for any of our standard publishing services, we are obliged to levy nominal charges on some non-publishing administrative tasks:

    • Duplicate Performance Royalty, PPL or Mechanical Royalty statements : £ 2-50 per Statement
      (Statements may be backdated a maximum of three years)
    • Retrospective alterations to song registrations : £ 5-00 per Title
    Data Protection Clause

    Your trust in us is extremely important!
    We take the protection of your personal rights, data, and right to determine the extent of the disclosure of personal information very seriously when collecting, processing, and using your personal data.

    Contact Forms / Emails

    We only store and use the information you provide on our Contact Forms or in Emails - such as your name, Email address, company data, subject, and message text - for the purposes of communicating with you and processing any claims for song registrationsand royalty recoveries etc.
    Names of any other Bands / Acts listed on any claim forms will be used for marketing purposes to offer services appropriate to their professional activities only.
    Please note that although our online data forms are encrypted; you may prefer to send confidential information via direct Email.



    ADVANCES




    Minimum Requirements

    Provided that they meet the following criteria, MAORI MUSIC can offer new UK clients a choice of standard Advance Options at our discretion:-

    (a) Applicants must be UK-based registrant/s with MAORI MUSIC Publishing (UK) Ltd where we handle administration of their full song catalogue (or all titles not assigned to other publishers) and they are not writer-members of any PRO.

    (b) New clients normally have a maximum period of TEN working days from the date of their initial application, or a period set by us, to meet the appropriate requirements outlined for any Advance Option, after which the option to apply for any Advance Option will lapse.

    (c) Applicants must have performed their original material "live" on a minimum of 20 occasions in UK Gigs / Events / Residencies during the past 12 months and have completed and returned an appropriate "Live" Music Claim Form.



    OPTION 01. Cash Advance
    Provided they meet our minimum requirements as shown above, then we will:-

  • Offer a CASH ADVANCE of £100.00 or 50% of the estimated minimum unclaimed amount/s, (whichever is the greater), payable on confirmation of approval by PRS For Music (or other collecting agent/s) of our submitted claim for payment of said Performance Royalties.
  • The total amount advanced will be deducted from the eventual payment to MAORI MUSIC Publishing of said amounts, plus a 10% administrative charge (minimum charge of £ 5.00), at the next distribution date/s where payment to the Applicant becomes due.
  • The minimum period of Contracture would be 24 months or until the cost of advance is recouped, whichever is the greater.



  • OPTION 02. Distribution Advance
    Provided they meet our minimum requirements as above, we will:-

  • Organise and arrange Worldwide Digital distribution for a Single, EP or Standard Album through CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS (UK) LTD with iTUNES, SPOTIFY, AMAZON etc.
  • This will be for TWO YEARS on our standard terms for digital releases, including payment to the applicant of a royalty of 90% on all sales returns.
  • An optional annual review / renewal fee payable by the client will be applicable two years after the date of initial release, at which time the applicant may opt to DELETE the release at no cost to themselves.
  • The total amount advanced will be deducted from the eventual payments to CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS (UK) Ltd and MAORI MUSIC Publishing of said amounts, at the next distribution date/s where payment to the Applicant becomes due.
  • The minimum period of Contracture would be 24 months or until the cost of any advance is recouped, whichever is the greater.



  • OPTION 03. CD Manufacturing Advance
    Provided they meet our minimum requirements as above, we will:-

  • Manufacture and deliver fifty CD Singles with full-colour labels in clear plastic wallets for sale or promotional use.
  • The total value advanced will be deducted from the eventual payments to CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS (UK) Ltd and MAORI MUSIC Publishing of said amounts, at the next distribution date/s where payment to the Applicant becomes due.
  • The minimum period of Contracture would be 24 months or until the cost of any advance is recouped, whichever is the greater.



  • OPTION 04. Recording Session Advance
    Provided they meet our minimum requirements as shown above, then we will:-

  • Organise and arrange one full day's midweek recording session to be held at CADMANLANE RECORDING STUDIO (East Yorkshire).
  • The Date and Time of the session will be subsequently arranged between the Applicant and CADMANLANE STUDIO and may be extended by additional time, payable at the Studio's standard rates as shown within their website.
  • All physical costs - Master CD / USB etc., as required, will be payable by the Applicant on the date of the session.
  • The total amount advanced will be deducted from the eventual payment to MAORI MUSIC Publishing of said amounts, at the next distribution date/s where payment to the Applicant becomes due.
  • The minimum period of Contracture would be 24 months or until the cost of any advance is recouped, whichever is the greater.



  • OPTION 05. Supplementary Advances

    SUPPLEMENTARY ADVANCES

    Established non-PRO member clients who have been with us for at least one year may apply for SUPPLEMENTARY CASH ADVANCES at any time.
    All applications for supplementary advances are dealt with on a client to client basis and are subject to our evaluation of the client's potential for recouping the requested amount within an agreed timespan (generally 24 months).
    The total amount advanced will be subject to a 10% administrative charge, (or a minimum charge of just £ 5-00), to be repaid in accordance with our standard procedures.

    LIVE CLAIMS CASH ADVANCES

    All UK "live" Gig / Event Claims take between 3-6 months to process.
    In order to allow clients to benefit from such claims more promptly, we can offer established clients who have been with us for at least one year the option to take an immediate CASH ADVANCE against all UK Gig / Event or Residency claims for over TEN performances in any single claim, valued at 50% of our estimated value of the claim.
    The total amount advanced will be subject to a 10% administrative charge, (or a minimum charge of just £ 5-00), to be repaid in accordance with our standard procedures.
    The minimum period of Contracture would be a further 24 months from the date of the supplementary advance or until the cost of any such advance is recouped, whichever is the greater.
    We regret that this option is not available to PRO-member clients.



    Nominal Values
    The nominal values of our advance options are:-

  • Cash Advance : £100.00 or 50% of the estimated minimum unclaimed amount/s
  • Distribution Advance : See here for details
  • CD Manufacturing Advance : See here for details
  • Recording Session Advance : See here for details
  • Supplementary Advance : Variable, as requested by client



  • Early Repayments
    All forms of advance may be repaid at any time upon request by the client at a cost of the full amount of advance including administrative charge still outstanding plus a 5% early repayment charge based on the initially advanced amount.
    If a client wishes to cancel their Contract with us, all outstanding advance amounts will become immediately due for payment before we can action any cancellation request/s.



    Additional Terms
  • All submissions will be subject to our Standard Terms & Conditions
  • All listed advance options are offered at our discretion.
  • Options 2, 3 or 4 do not carry cash-value alternatives.
  • All of the offers of Advance (as outlined above) will extend the minimum period of Contracture to 24 months effective from the date of Agreement to any Advance Option / Supplementary Advance Option or until said Advance value is recouped, whichever is the greater.
  • There is no time-limit on, or any restriction on the number of, applications for Supplementary Advances that any established client may make, subject to our approval.

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    Maori Music Publishing
    Confidential Records
    Cadmanlane Studio

    Maori Music Publishing UK Ltd
    Bus. Reg. No.: 7793627
    PRS For Music : 159804347
    MCPS : 159804347
    PPL : 102463585
    SoundExchange : SOUN13E 16265
    Music Reports : MD52003