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Missingink Online Shop Agreement

This AGREEMENT is made by and between Missingink and (Client) to define and clarify the responsibilities and representations of each and to memorialize the terms and conditions of each. This agreement can only be enlarged or modified by written agreement.

Missingink agrees to:

  • build, manage, and maintain the Client's online merchandise shop
  • report all domestic CD, digital, and book sales, of SoundScan registered titles, to SoundScan
  • handle all customer service, collection of payments, packing and shipping of merchandise orders
  • provide Client with a monthly Sales Analysis and Payout
  • pay all sales taxes on Client's merchandise that Missingink sells directly to consumers

Client agrees to:

  • agrees to add a link to the store from their Official Site
  • agrees to deliver Client-provided merchandise to Missingink in a timely manner as to allow for the timely delivery of orders
  • agrees to allow Missingink to publicize the relationship the Client has agreed to in this agreement
  • represents that it has all rights (including copyrights, trademarks and service marks) to the merchandise covered by this agreement and that it has the ability to license those rights to Missingink. Client also acknowledges that all such rights remain its sole responsibility and that Missingink assumes no obligation or liability therefor
  • represents that it is not under any disability, restriction or prohibition with respect to its right to enter into this Agreement
  • Client shall obtain and pay for any and all clearances and licenses as may be required in the territory or any portion thereof for uses of your authorized content, and authorized artwork and metadata. Specifically, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you shall be responsible for and shall pay (i) any royalties and other sums due to artists, authors, co-authors, copyright owners and co-owners, producers and any other record royalty participants from sales or other uses of digital masters, (ii) all mechanical royalties or other sums payable to publishers and/or authors or co-authors of musical compositions embodied in digital masters from sales or other uses of digital masters, (iii) all payments that may be required under any collective bargaining agreements applicable to you or any third party, and (iv) any other royalties, fees and/or sums payable with respect to your authorized content, and authorized artwork, metadata and other materials provided by you to us. You agree that the amount payable to you is inclusive of any so-called "artist royalties" that might otherwise be required to be paid for sales or exploitations pursuant to the applicable laws of any jurisdiction

Duration of Agreement

This agreement is effective from the effective date (indicated below). The client can exit this agreement at anytime with a 30-day written notice. Upon exiting this agreement the store link will be deactivated and all remaining merchandise will be shipped back to the client at the clients expense. Shipping fees must be paid prior to merchandise being shipped. Merchandise left unclaimed for more than 30 days after the store has been disabled is subject to a $15 per month storage fee. Merchandise left unclaimed for 90 days after the store has been disabled will be disposed of unless an arrangement has been made between Missingink and the client for long-term storage.

Compensation

Missingink will pay the Client, on a monthly basis, 80% of all monies received by Missingink from online sales. This rate includes all products including digital download sales. Client sets all price points. No free goods, premiums, or give aways will be offered without Client's prior approval in each instance. The store is equipped with a coupon code function. Missingink takes commissions on the retail price before coupon discounts are applied.

Monthly Fee

Missingink charges a $9.95 fee each month to every shop. This $9.95 fee will be in addition to any commission that Missingink might take for orders placed that month.

Payments

All payments due the client will be made by the fifteenth day of the following month for commissions of $50 or more. Missingink will hold sales commission checks until $50 is reached.

Shop Set-Up

Overall appearance to match existing artist site and populating shop with all hard good items carries no charge or monthly maintenance fees. If digital downloads are to be sold in the artist shop a $25 per album fee is required for setting up digital downloads for online sales.

Bandwidth

Shop Bandwidth and Storage Includes

  • 1 Gigabyte disk space; web, and other content
  • 10 Gigabyte Bandwidth/Transfer per Month
  • Additional Bandwidth $0.22/Gigabyte
  • Additional Disk Space $0.22/Gigabyte

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth (consumed bandwidth) is a measurement of the flow of data from one computer to another. When someone requests an image or page data from your web site, that data is transferred through wires from our data center - which travels through a communication path. The amount of data that travels that path is measured as bandwidth.

Bandwidth is also calculated upstream or when sending data from your computer to our data center.

Most sites which provide basic services such as physical products, photo galleries, news, tour dates, etc. will rarely, if ever, use their monthly allocated bandwidth. However, sites offering free downloads (music, videos, images, etc.), or downloads of unusual size (raw audio files, large videos, etc.) may use more than is allocated to their account. In these circumstances bandwidth overage charges will apply.

You can easily estimate bandwidth by multiplying the size of a file by the number of times that it is requested.

  • Example 1
    • Assume you are selling, or giving away, a 15-track album. Each track is exactly 6 Megabytes and you assume 500 people will download the entire 15 tracks.
    • 15 songs, each at 6MB = 0.087 Gigabytes*
    • 15 songs, each at 6MB x 500 downloads = 43.95 Gigabytes
    • Assuming you've already used your bandwidth for the current month, you're charges would be:
    • 15 songs, each at 6MB = $0.019 (per download set) x 500 downloads = $9.66
  • Example 2
    • Assume you have a photo gallery that contains 100 photos. Each photo is 400 Kilobytes and you have 10,000 visitors view every photo once in a month.
    • 100 photos, each at 4KB = 0.00039 Gigabytes*
    • 100 photos, each at 4KB x 10,000 visitors = 3.8 Gigabytes
    • While this would fit well within your monthly bandwidth allocation, let's assume you've already used your bandwidth for the current month, you're charges would be:
    • 100 photos, each at 4KB x 10,000 visitors = $0.84

*There are 1024 Megabytes in a Gigabyte

Warehouse Storage

Missingink reserves the right, according to it's own discretion, to charge a storage fee for client articles over a certain size/amount. Each store shall include 12 cubic feet of storage, and shall be alloted one (1) additional cubic foot of storage per $500 in sales per month over $1,000. Clients not meeting these terms may elect to have materials returned to them, or, at Missingink's discretion, be charged a storage fee of $2.50 per month per cubic foot of storage. Example of cubic feet: 4 boxes of 30 CD's = 1 cubic foot. One case of t-shirts (17"x16"x22") = 3.46 cubic feet.