General Terms and Conditions 16th May 2021
Moth99™ has been designed to enable Independent artists to take their creations and in these uncertain times obtain a realistic income stream. The big box guys have had it all their own way by making excessive profits whilst paying artistes peanuts. Amazon $0.00402 per track, Spotify $0.00629 per track, and YouTube $0.000082 – it’s a joke.
Moth99™ will pay you $0.10 per track! over 20 times more than Amazon.
As a “Retailer” Moth99™does not conflict with any distribution channels that you are contracted to; i.e. CDBaby, Tunecore, iTunes, TikTok, iHeart, Apple, Sony Orchard, Deezer, except that if they are contracted as SOLE distribution – unless you are a MAJOR A-lister, this is unlikely.
Moth99™ will get more traction because we ask you to place our logo on your website and social media and ask your fans to buy from us – it makes sense because we are going to pay you far more than any other retailer.
We will make payments direct to your PayPal account quarterly or at intervals you would prefer.
We do not need your ISRC codes, Masters or © as we are retailing, not publishing.
Regardless of the price we sell at [we may run promotions to generate sales] we guarantee the 10c commission. Even if a sale is an album, if there are 12 tracks, you get $1.20 – it cannot be fairer than that.
Distribution by others: Tunecore for example, charge $10 for a single, $50 for an album renewable every year, there is a ‘slight’ discount for paying in 5-year blocks – and less than ½ȼ for each sale return.
Distribution by Moth99™: There is a $5 registration fee for every track [single or album] to cover administration, but this covers you for life. It is a non-renewable fee. If you are a Polyphemus Artist [Part of the MFMDB Group], you will be listed on Moth99™ as part of your package.
We invite you to pay the registration fee to join our platform. Should you be added without paying a fee like other artists do, we will withhold the $5 fee from any possible future earnings and diligently search for your contact details to pass on any other or residual earnings ad infinitum.
· Payment of the $5 Registration fee ‘up-front’ will include you in other marketing and promotions including, but not limited to additional Air-Play over our entire MFMDB network.
Moth99™‘may’ make your works available for retail unless you EXPRESSLY FORBID THEIR SALE IN WRITING – at which point we will remove the offending tracks immediately, any sales commissions produced up to the point of their removal will be forfeited to cover our costs.
Our analytics are produced DAILY allowing us to keep up and make payments as soon as practicable, though we ask that payments are made on a minimum of $10 basis. We can give you a sales figure just by dropping us a note on messenger.
**YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DECLARING AND PAYING TAX IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY ON EARNINGS AND MUST HOLD MOTH99™ HARMLESS FOR YOUR ACCOUNTS.
URL for pointing: https://moth99.com ©MFMDB2021