Approved Partners Terms

By creating an account on the Unsigned Coalition website to become an approved partner, you agree to some of the values and goals of the collective. Meaning:

1/ As a radio owner, music director or host, show owner or host (audio or video):

  1. You will not ask for or accept payment for airplay,
  2. You will not ask for or accept payment for placement in a chart,
  3. You will make sure the voting in your charts (if any) is secure and fair,
  4. You will not accept pressure from labels or promoters to push an artist at the expense of another,
  5. You will keep in mind that if you grow you will need to register to a PRO or use a platform that will pay royalties to the artists you play on your behalf based on your subscription to their service,
  6. You will provide an easy way for artists to ask for their songs to be taken down in case of copyrights infringement,
  7. You will not ask artists to sign off their copyrights with a form online or off,
  8. You will support and promote the Unsigned Coalition, its goals and values and participate as much as you can to its campaigns,
  9. You will report any ethical infringements that come to our knowledge so that the artists we represent are aware of it and so that we don’t promote the actors of these infringements.

2/ As a blogger owner or author, reviewer or journalist:

  1. You will not ask for or accept payment from the artists for your articles, features or interviews,
  2. You will not redistribute the artists music without their consent,
  3. You will only publish their music on your own magazine or affiliate with their express consent and with proper links to a store where your readers will be able to buy the music,
  4. You will support and promote the Unsigned Coalition, its goals and values and participate as much as you can to its campaigns,
  5. You will report any ethical infringements that come to our knowledge so that the artists we represent are aware of it and so that we don’t promote the actors of these infringements.

3/ As a venue owner or manager:

  1. You will not ask for or accept payment by the artists for playing in your establishment,
  2. You will retribute them with a fair share according to your benefits or an agreed amount as per contract,
  3. You will tell the artists playing in your venue to register their set lists to a PRO,
  4. You will not accept pressure from labels or promoters to push a band or artists at the expense of another,
  5. You will support and promote the Unsigned Coalition, its goals and values and participate as much as you can to its campaigns,
  6. You will report any ethical infringements that come to our knowledge so that the artists we represent are aware of it and so that we don’t promote the actors of these infringements.

4/ As a promoter:

  1. You will clearly discuss your prices upfront, and will respect the agreed upon prices without adding extra expenses not previously discussed,
  2. You will not engage in unfair/unethical practices to push the artists on your roster for airplay/reviews, etc.,
  3. You will not engage in click bait practices and spam practices to lure out new artists,
  4. You will clearly expose what artists can expect from your promotion campaign, and will give detailed result reports regularly and on demand,
  5. You will support and promote the Unsigned Coalition, its goals and values and participate as much as you can to its campaigns,
  6. You will report any ethical infringements that come to our knowledge so that the artists we represent are aware of it and so that we don’t promote the actors of these infringements.

5/ As a label:

  1. You will clearly discuss your prices upfront, whether a fixed rate or percentage, and you will respect the agreed upon prices without adding extra expenses not previously discussed,
  2. You will not engage in unfair/unethical practices to push the artists on your roster for airplay/reviews, etc.,
  3. You will not engage in click bait practices and spam practices to lure out new artists,
  4. You will clearly expose what artists can expect from your services and will give detailed result reports regularly and on demand,
  5. You will support and promote the Unsigned Coalition, its goals and values and participate as much as you can to its campaigns,
  6. You will report any ethical infringements that come to our knowledge so that the artists we represent are aware of it and so that we don’t promote the actors of these infringements.