One of the main differences between the exclusive sync portal agreement and the non-exclusive agreement is that you keep more of the upfront sync fee through the exclusive basis.
Non-exclusive: 75/25 split
Exclusive: 80/20 Split
Both splits are in your favour and relate to the upfront sync license fee (we never take any percentage of back-end royalties).
What about the tracks I submit to you?
Under the exclusive agreement it means we would be your sole sync agent for the tracks you submit to us under the exclusive agreement. This means we can help get you the best deals in any sync scenario through our expertise. This is recommended if you do not have sync representation already. Also, to submit exclusive content to a music supervisor has a value in itself and can help sway their decision to sync it as they know only we handle the clearance for that song meaning it’s a simpler license clear for the client.
The non-exclusive agreement on the other hand allows you to work with other sync agents regarding the tracks you submit to us and let’s you pitch your music to external sources without involving us within the deal if an offer is made. We also wouldn’t be able to negotiate the deal on your behalf if the deal didn’t come through us.
Cancelling the agreement
The exclusive agreement is a 2 year fixed contract whereas the non-exclusive agreement can be cancelled at any time (with a 60 day cooling off period).
Can I change from the non-exclusive agreement to the exclusive agreement?
Yes, and you can do this at any time. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the change.
Can I change from the exclusive agreement to the non-exclusive agreement?
This can only be changed once the exclusive agreement term period ends (2 years). At that point you can then continue under a non-exclusive agreement from that point on.