[UPDATED] Crowdsourced Music Terms of Use

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    Upon approval, Portalarium / Catnip Games agrees to make a one-time purchase of any music we select to include in SotA. Portalarium / Catnip Games may also include non-purchased Player Owned Town custom music in SotA. All such included music or sound, purchased or non-purchased by Portalarium / Catnip Games, 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 / Catnip Games 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 / Catnip Games 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 / Catnip Games, 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 / Catnip Games of any claims made by any third parties that arise from Portalarium / Catnip Games 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 / Catnip Games.
    • 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 / Catnip Games.
    • 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 / Catnip Games
    • 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 / Catnip Games.
    • 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 / Catnip Games.
    • Terms: $10-$25 per piece or set (price per piece or set will be included in specific list provided by Portalarium / Catnip Games); 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 / Catnip Games, but Portalarium / Catnip Games 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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