Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

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Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Post by irwin » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:59 pm

IANAL, but the amuse.io terms of use says:
The exclusive right to make your Recordings available on the Internet and without limitation, on all Stores and any other similar digital media for sale by downloading, interactive and non-interactive streaming, cloud services and streaming-on-demand or now known or hereinafter devised, similar means of making use of the Recordings.
Does that mean if one uses amuse.io, one can use no other online service?
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Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Post by fluffy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:01 pm

I would think that only applies to the recordings that you provide to them - like, that's just saying that if you provide a song to them then you can't also provide the same song to DistroKid. Which makes sense, because none of the streaming services have any provision for multiple distribution channels for the same song.
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Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Post by irwin » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm

Right, I should have been more specific. “Recording” has a very specific meaning under copyright law. I was just wondering what implications that has.

I mean, the way I read it, it seems to say that I can’t put that particular rendering of my song on my own website anymore. Can I send it to a friend, on the capital-I Internet via SMTP? What else can or cannot I do? “Make available on the Internet” is a fairly broad brush.
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Re: Least-shitty distribution and manufacturing channels

Post by fluffy » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:49 pm

Oh, you’re right. I guess that means that if it’s on amuse you’re not allowed to have it on bandcamp or your own site. Hm. Worth asking them for clarification - if that is the case I’m going to just go back to putting everything on DistroKid.
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