Crowdsourced Music Terms of Use

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    Upon approval, Portalarium agrees to make a one-time purchase of any music we select to include in SotA. Portalarium may also include non-purchased Player Owned Town custom music in SotA. All such included music or sound, purchased or non-purchased by Portalarium, falls under the terms of exclusivity of game rights in perpetuity (basically, this music cannot be used in other games) unless otherwise specified.

    Such included music/sound (purchased or non-purchased) may also be used in all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, etc. Portalarium will also hold non-exclusive rights in perpetuity, unless otherwise specified, for all non-gaming usage of the included music/sound (compilations, CD's, iTunes, etc.). This means the original composer can do anything they like with the music/sound we included (purchased or non-purchased), except allow it to be used in any other form of interactive electronic entertainment.

    Please see the descriptions below for the level of exclusivity associated/expected with each category of music.

    By submitting music/sound to Portalarium for possible inclusion in SotA, the submitter warrants they have the right to grant these terms of use and exclusivity of the submitted music/sound to Portalarium, that they have obtained any and all necessary permissions from third parties to grant these terms to others, and that use of the submitted music/sound in accordance with these terms shall not infringe the copyright of any third party. The submitter agrees to indemnify Portalarium of any claims made by any third parties that arise from Portalarium’s use of the submitted music/sound in accordance with the terms being granted herein.

    FRONT LINE PIECES
    • Description: These are specifically requested pieces with close style guidance by Richard Garriott.
    • Examples: SotA theme; Truth / Love / Courage; Major / Minor; and all play well together
    • Quantity: 10-20 pieces; Specific list provided by Portalarium.
    • Terms: $500 per piece; Game industry exclusivity in perpetuity, including all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, etc.; Non-exclusive for all other forms of recorded media; credits in whatever media these assets are used
    MAJOR PIECES
    • Description: Pieces used for special locations (usually played only once upon entry).
    • Examples: Unique music on entry of major towns, music for special characters, music for combat, Re-orchestrations of Baron of Eastmarch
    • Quantity: 10-20 pieces; Specific list provided by Portalarium.
    • Terms: $200 per piece; Game industry exclusivity in perpetuity, including all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, etc.; Non-exclusive for all other forms of recorded media; credits in whatever media these assets are used
    TAVERN/TRAVEL PIECES
    • Description: Pieces crafted by the community with loose guidance of styles and themes needed to "fill in" areas like towns, dungeons, travel.
    • Examples: These pieces will play in rotation pools, in various environments
    • Quantity: 20-50 pieces (~5 per environment type); Specific list provided by Portalarium
    • Terms: $50 per piece; Non-exclusive rights in perpetuity, including all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, and all other forms of recorded media; credits in whatever media these assets are used
    BASIC SOUND EFFECTS
    • Description: Various sound effects crafted by the community with loose style guidance from Portalarium
    • Examples: These effects will correspond to game actions, such as walking, running, swimming, opening doors, wind, birds, insects, animals, etc.
    • Quantity: Many; Specific list provided by Portalarium.
    • Terms: $10-$25 per piece or set (price per piece or set will be included in specific list provided by Portalarium); Non-exclusive rights in perpetuity, including all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, and all other forms of recorded media; credits in whatever media these assets are used
    PLAYER OWNED TOWN CUSTOM MUSIC
    • Description: These are custom pieces of music submitted by Player Owned Town owners to be played within their Player Owned Town. This music is not purchased by Portalarium, but Portalarium retains the same rights to this music as it does with purchased music.
    • Examples: Custom pieces crafted by the community to be played while traveling within a specific Player Owned Town
    • Quantity: NA
    • Terms: Non-exclusive rights in perpetuity, including all future episodes, companion applications, ports, sequels, derivative works, and all other forms of recorded media; credits in whatever media these assets are used
     
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