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The Crystal Clarity Promise

Why sell with us?

The Patchbay was founded in 2016 with its roots firmly embedded within the retro community, a small community with passion and drive which exploded into the mainstream. Since conception, our goals have been simple. And now, our roadmap is clearer than ever.

We operate by guiding our creators to create markets within their niche, offering them unprecedented new opportunities.

Our sole end game is to form a true collective of talented individuals and to build a marketplace of the highest possible quality production packs.

Not only do we offer potentially the worlds largest userbase of Retrowave producers, but we also offer a state of the art automated platform, onboarding, support, marketing video, competitive royalties and generous terms.

We genuinely care about your success, having grown many smaller creators to perform as well as larger creators, the proof is in the pudding!

We've sold more than 40,000 packs

Since the beginning, we have sold over 40,000 packs and paid out 70% of the royalties to our creators. When you join as a creator you can enjoy fair terms,  frequent payouts and a hefty percentage.




Over 6000 retrowave producers

If you are looking to market your Retrowave or niche production content, what better place than arguably the worlds largest retro producer database?  with over 6000 users we are rapidly expanding. There is always someone out there looking for your content.

We onboard you & offer 1-2-1 support

We know how daunting it can be, you might not even know where to start, but that's okay because we've been perfecting it since 2016.  We offer full onboarding, advice and personal support throughout.




We will accelerate your content with 3D video

We know how tricky it can be to market your content, but we make that a little easier with our quality control. Plus, alongside the massive userbase, onboarding & support, we also offer 3D video renders for your content which is on the house.




Automated
Customers orders, creator balances and calculated payouts are all done by the automated system.
Analytics
As a creator you can view analytics and reports and try to hone in on your niche to capture more market.
Tools
Tools such as coupons, sale pricing, quantity discounts and SEO are at your fingertips.
Support
We are there every step of the way on a personal level, to guide you to stardom.




We operate by guiding our creators to create markets within their niche, offering them unprecedented new oppertunities.


Our sole end game is to form a true collective of talented individuals and to build a marketplace of the highest possible quality production packs.




 AGREEMENT FOR THE [CONTENT CREATOR/LISTING ADMIN]

 

between

 

THE PATCHBAY


And

 

[NAME] (“YOU”/”YOUR”))

This is a general agreement between you the individual acting on behalf of yourself, an agency or company managing content and The Patchbay. By continuing to use the services to sell, you agree to the terms below. 

 

TPB = The Patchbay



OVERVIEW


  1. The Patchbay is a content management system that you are able to control to a high degree yourself. We give you all the tools to list the content and keep it automated.
  2. We encourage you to use the platform to its full potential, being and remaining active is an integral part of the community we are building.
  3. TPB holds no malice or opinion on individuals and is neutral. Everyone is entitled to apply to sell, even if you do not agree with that person regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation or political view.


PAYMENTS & COMMISSION RATES


  1. When a sale is made, the transaction is stored in your account balance.
  2. Payouts are automatic and frequent cycles of no more than 3 weeks.
  3. Once a payout is complete, your balance will reset to zero and begin to accumulate again.
  4. Commission rates are calculated by their respective categories. Below are the rates for categories unless superceded via written agreements.
  5. You MUST make sure a valid PayPal email is recorded in your payment area in settings in the dashboard, TPB cannot be held liable for late or returned payments. This includes setting up your PayPal account to accept foreign payments as we operate from the United Kingdom.
  6. When a sale is made, an email will be sent notifying you. 
  7. When a payment is made, an email will be sent notifying you.
  8. TPB reserves the right to periodically review prices to ensure the marketplace is fair. This mostly applies to exclusives uploaded by creators to ensure fair and practical prices.
  9. We use various technologies such as an automated abandoned cart, which, may offer a slight discount. We reserve the right to deduct up-to and not above 10% from the balance if a sale arises from this process. For example: Original sale price is £10, the cart is abandoned, the system algorithm supplies a 10% discount and the customer chooses to accept this, the end total is £9, the £1 is deducted and commissions are taken from the £9 accordingly. 
  10. This entire electronic agreement is sufficient to form the whole electronic agreement between you and TPB, if you become a verified creator on TPB this agreement will form the legal basis of both parties activities.




CATEGORY RATES

Any rate discussed and agreed upon in written methods such as Email will supercede the rates below.

AUDIO PRODUCTION CONTENT:

SOUNDBANKS & PRESETS 65% (70% If exclusive)

AUDIO SAMPLES & SAMPLE PACKS 60% (65% If exclusive)

PROJECT FILES 65% (70% If exclusive)

SERVICES:

MASTERING: 75%

CUSTOM PRESET CREATION: 75%

OTHER:

MUSIC: 90%

MERCH: 80% 

PLUGINS: 70%


From Sunday 2nd December 2018 The Patchbay will be splitting the payments fees it accrues when processing a payment from a customer and then processing that payment back to the seller. Since 2016 we have absorbed all payment fees. In order to streamline the platform, decrease overheads and make things fair across the board, we will be charging 2% per sale to process it. The other 3% will be absorbed by the platform. Nothing else will change


YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS


  1. Any product on TPB - unless specifically designed and built for TPB - can be sold elsewhere, subject to intellectual property and copyright legislation. You are under no stranglehold and are effectively free of any deadlock or creative strain.
  2. You must not upload any pirated or redistributed material
  3. All material must be your own creation and not the work of others.
  4. You agree to treat the online entity/community with respect while you are a seller for TPB, absuing or trolling the community under your avatar is not going to be accepted.
  5. Any defamatory, libellous, obscene, or otherwise unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated and could lead to your expulsion from selling on TPB.
  6. Product information must be as informative as possible, please ensure your listing is correct and appropriate.
  7. All demos must retain the true nature of the product and also be as informative as possible.
  8. All sound packs require an audio demo of some form, video can be used in place of audio.
  9. Product image must be high res but low bandwidth image. The main image must fit 800x800 or within that ratio.  Own artwork is encouraged.
  10. You are responsible for ensuring your downloads are assigned and are live if applicable. Unassigned downloads lead to higher support requests.
  11. Constant tickets pertaining to not having a download in their purchase may lead to a warning, continuous abuse of not adding downloads to your products may lead to expulsion.
  12. You are responsible for providing and updating correct payment and contact details in your account.
  13. TPB is not responsible or liable for any delay or failure in making a payment if this is due to you providing incorrect details.
  14. You shall not, to the best of your knowledge and belief, upload any material containing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
  15. You shall comply with all applicable laws in performing your obligations and exercising your rights under this agreement.
  16. You must not disclose any confidential information to a third party without express authorization from TPB For the avoidance of doubt, confidential information includes, but is not limited to, any information (including, without limitation, in written, oral, visual or electronic form) which is not publicly available including, but not limited to, any information specifically designated by TPB as confidential; and any other information which should otherwise be reasonably regarded as possessing a quality of confidence. & This includes know-how and information about upcoming design elements, development, specifications, manuals, instructions, customer lists, sales, marketing, promotion, distribution, business plans, forecasts, and technical or other expertise
  17. You must not copy, remove or redistribute any content from TPB including text, information, data, software, executable code, images, audio, or video material in any medium or form provided by TPB without express prior consent from TPB.
  18. You can at any time terminate this agreement with TPB. TPB will act on this within 7 days and give written confirmation via email. Upon receiving confirmation that You wish to terminate this Agreement, all products will be permanently deleted along with your account. Alternatively and optionally, if You chose to upload your own products through the designer dashboard, You can access, modify and delete content by Your own actions before requesting account deletion.
  19. Any obligation on You not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.



THE PATCHBAY’S OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS

  1. TPB cannot be held liable for poor sales, we do everything within our power to market your content far and wide, it is also on you as the creator to do the same.
  2. TPB reserves the right to approve sellers based on quality and discretion, we will not approve an account unless we have been contacted with the source material to review
  3. TPB system is automated, it processes orders automatically and assigns the download files you upload instantly to the customer's library. If a refund is initiated ( which requires dispute mediation which the platform provides ) it will reflect in your account. Everything is in real-time. (refunds are only provided in cases where the purchase is an identical duplicate via mistake) We provide a case by case basis for any refund request. Regardless this will reflect in your account once a conclusion is made.
  4. TPB reserves the absolute right to change the layout/functionality of the dashboard or the website at any time. TPB is not liable for problems that arise from using the service, because, it is being provided as is.
  5. TPB reserves the right to amend these terms at any time. You shall be notified of any amendments via Email as soon as reasonably practicable.
  6. TPB can terminate this Agreement immediately if You fail to pay any amount due under this agreement or any other custom agreement on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 14 days after being notified by Email to make such payment; This regards any external agreements where you pay fees, contracted payments for internal development, shipping arrangements etc. To be clear, for creators selling packs or physical listings with shipping handled by you, this does not affect you.
  7. TPB reserves to right to terminate the agreement with you or provide a warning if you commit a material breach of any other term of this agreement which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 7 days after being notified by Email to do so
  8. Repeatedly breaching any of the terms of this agreement in such a manner as to reasonably justify the opinion that its conduct is inconsistent with it having the intention or ability to give effect to the terms of this agreement can result in termination.
  9. Upon termination, all rights and authorizations granted by TPB to You under this agreement shall automatically terminate.


INADEQUACY OF DAMAGES


Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that The Patchbay may have, You acknowledge and agree that damages alone would not be an adequate remedy for some breaches of the terms of this agreement (e.g. the disclosure of confidential information). Accordingly, The Patchbay shall be entitled to the remedies of injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief for any threatened or actual breach of the terms of this agreement

 

WAIVER



 No failure or delay by The Patchbay to exercise any right or remedy provided under this agreement or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.



 ENTIRE AGREEMENT



This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and The Patchbay and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

You and The Patchbay agree that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement.

Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.



GOVERNING LAW


any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales

Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).


IMPORTANT NOTICE!


If you reside within the EU you may have to pay tax on your sales, the rules for each country are different and thus the link below will help you to find out the right information. You are wholly responsible for paying any tax you owe, we provide reports which you can view for ease, you can sort your sales by date, day, month, year and even by product.


http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/vat-customs/buy-sell/index_en.htm


 

BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT AND/OR AGREEING TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS

DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS CONTAINED WITHIN.

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED TO CREATE LEGAL RELATIONS