Terms Of Service

The agreement listed on this page is a contract between Independent Records and you, a person representing yourself or acting as a legal representative for the band or artist for which product registration is made. After reading it carefully and understanding the terms, proceed to the registration page. By making payment to Independent Records you accept this agreement, and both you and Independent Records will be bound by its terms. This agreement supersedes any prior agreement between you and Independent Records.

  1. The product being registered is non-exclusively signed on to the Independent Records catalog. The catalog number of the product is to be exclusively used to identify this product only and not to be used for any other products. The catalog number and bar code generated from this number always remain the property of Independent Records. The product itself remains the property of its rightful owner. The product is not limited for sale through or by Independent Records, and can be sold by any means you see fit.
  2. Independent Records is granted the non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use any product art work, trademarks, service marks, trade names, names, or the like for the sole purpose of promoting your music on our web site and Independent Records newsletters. Independent Records will not use your property for any other use other than what is listed in item 2.
  3. The owner maintains all ownership, copyrights, licenses, publishing, profits and/or royalties to their product.
  4. Independent Records has the right to refuse to accept your product.
  5. You may terminate this agreement at any time by notifying Independent Records. The agreement will end when Independent Records receives your notice in writing. Independent Records may also terminate this agreement at any time by notifying you at the address provided by you.
  6. You certify that the registered product is yours to register and by registering it, it will not in any way violate or infringe on any third party's contract, copyright, patent, trademark, trade name, trade secret, or privacy rights. You also certify that you have no oral or written obligations, contracts, or agreements of whatever nature entered into prior to this agreement which are now in force and binding and which would in any way interfere with carrying out this agreement to its full intent and purpose.
  7. Artists are responsible for paying all mechanical royalties that may be due on album(s) being registered with Independent Records. Mechanical royalties are paid to the publisher or owner who's song(s) you have recorded and included on your own release. Please contact the Harry Fox Agency for a further explanation of mechanical royalties.
  8. You agree to hold harmless Independent Records and its successors, assigns, agents, and licensees from any claim, liability, cost and expense in connection with any claim, which is inconsistent with any agreement or representation made by Independent Records. Also no warranties are made or implied on any registered products by Independent Records. Products are registered "as is" and all warranties for products, if any, are the responsibility of you or your manufacturer. Independent Records is not liable for product content or any claim of liability caused by or related to product.
  9. Artists may request a refund within 30 days of the date their release was registered with Independent Records. The registration date constitutes the day the order was taken online or postmarked if mailed via US Postal Service or any other mail or delivery company (i.e. UPS, FedEx, etc.). After 30 days from the date of registration the artist will not be able to request a refund for their release. There will be no refunds for sticker orders, all sticker order sales are final. An artist can have their release removed from the Independent Records catalog any time before or after the 30 day money-back period.
  10. This agreement shall be interpreted under New Jersey law and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the state of New Jersey.