Submitting to Projects

My rates are usually higher than this. Will payout amounts ever increase?


Because ItyDity is just getting started it is important that we make the production process as smooth as possible. This way, we will be able to attract more up-and-coming talent for producers to connect with. Through extensive research and data collection, we maintain that our $600-$2,200/song price point is reasonable to most producers, especially for the consideration that we are introducing them to new prospective long-term clients - at which point producers can then charge whatever is their normal amount, if the artist agrees. Additionally in the future, ItyDity will implement an option to work one-on-one with Top Tier producers on our platform, through which producers will be able to set higher prices for their work. We will continually work to encouarge higher payouts for production when appropriate, as our platforms grows.




When will I get paid for a song I produced?


The artist will pay the producer payout amount ($600) prior to a Project entering into Round 2. This is so that ItyDity can hold onto the payment securely until the Project is completed, guaranteeing that the Final Selected Producer will get paid in full once the song is finished and all completed tracks/files have been sent to the artist.




Can the Final Selected Producer showcase the completed song on their online websites, socials, etc?


Yes. See excerpt below from 2.1.6 (b) of our Terms of Use: Artist grants each Selected Contractor/Producer a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, royalty-free, license throughout the Universe and into Perpetuity for Selected Contractor/Producer to use the Final Deliverable (fully completed song) solely for any reasonable marketing purpose, such as within Selected Contractor’s/Producer's portfolio, or on Selected Contractor’s/Producer's social media. Selected Contractor/Producer may NOT use the Subject Intellectual Property, the Artist Likeness, and any part or portion of any of these for any other purpose, including but not limited to any commercial or musical purpose, without Artist’s prior, written consent. Contractor/Producer shall credit Artist in any such use (the “Artist Credit”) in a manner substantially similar to the following: [SONG/ALBUM] by [ARTIST].




Must the Artist credit the Final Selected Producer?


As stated in section 2.1.6 of our Terms of Use, Artists shall include the Producer Credit in a reasonable manner associated with the distribution of the completed song (such as in liner notes or in a YouTube description). Artists are in no way obligated to include the Producer Credit in the title of the song or otherwise within a track name or its metadata.




Do Producers get any royalties?


Yes. The Final Selected Producer receives 5% sound recording royalties, for their contributions to the work.





Recording Tracks

What is required of the final Selected Producer?


Instrumentation All projects require that the final selected producer is responsible to provide any additional "base" instrumentation to the song as requested by the artist, either themselves or by contracting out a 3rd party to do so at no additional cost to the artist. Base instrumentation includes the following: Guitar Drums Bass Keys Midi Instruments
If the artist requests (or the producer suggests and the artist agrees) additional "niche instrumentation" above and beyond base instrumentation, the artist will need to provide an additional $100 to the payout amount per niche instrument, to cover the additional costs. Examples of niche instrumentation (played live, not midi): Violin Upright Bass Slide Guitar Trumpet Mixing and Mastering All projects also require that the selected producer is responsible to perform the tasks of mixing and mastering as part of a whole and complete production job and each selected producer in a project is held responsible to mix and master the song to radio quality standards as part of the production. See mixing requirements/specs here. Deliverables/Files Upon completion of the song, expected deliverables to the artist from the selected producer include a mastered mix, unmastered mix, TV/film mix (lowered vocals), and an instrumental mix. Individual elements/tracks may also be requested. See deliverables info here.




Can an Artist select multiple Proposals/Producers?


Yes, they can. And we actually encourage it when an artist is torn between proposals (and mandate they do so if the artist plans to use any part of a second proposal). How it works is that the artist selects one producer to be the lead. This producer will receive the full payout amount and will be tasked with mixing and mastering the song. Then, the artist can either: A. Choose 1 or more other producers as co-producers and pay each co-producers an additional amount equal to the full project payout amount minus $300 (since the co-producers are not tasked with mixing and mastering). We encourage this if there is a significant portion of another producer's proposal that the artist is excited about. *Note that co-producers do will also receive 5% a sound recording royalty on top of the Selected Contractor’s five percent (5%) royalty and ItyDity's five percent (5%) royalty, as detailed in Section 2.2 of our terms of use. OR B. Instead of selecting co-producers, the artist can select only certain elements from non-selected proposals such as the bass line, or horns section, or drums and then pay each corresponding producer $100 for that specific element. This is suggested if the artist only like one or two specific elements of another producer's proposal. We are pro-active in educating artists on these fair practices and we strictly enforce that artists follow these guidelines, so that there is no plagiarism or stealing of producers ideas, in order that producers are rightly compensated for their original, unique, and non-obvious ideas. We carefully regulate any circumstances where these guidelines are violated and provide dedicated support to any claims that are submitted that there has been a violation.





Being Selected for a Project

What is required of the final Selected Producer?


Instrumentation All projects require that the final selected producer is responsible to provide any additional "base" instrumentation to the song as requested by the artist, either themselves or by contracting out a 3rd party to do so at no additional cost to the artist. Base instrumentation includes the following: Guitar Drums Bass Keys Midi Instruments
If the artist requests (or the producer suggests and the artist agrees) additional "niche instrumentation" above and beyond base instrumentation, the artist will need to provide an additional $100 to the payout amount per niche instrument, to cover the additional costs. Examples of niche instrumentation (played live, not midi): Violin Upright Bass Slide Guitar Trumpet Mixing and Mastering All projects also require that the selected producer is responsible to perform the tasks of mixing and mastering as part of a whole and complete production job and each selected producer in a project is held responsible to mix and master the song to radio quality standards as part of the production. See mixing requirements/specs here. Deliverables/Files Upon completion of the song, expected deliverables to the artist from the selected producer include a mastered mix, unmastered mix, TV/film mix (lowered vocals), and an instrumental mix. Individual elements/tracks may also be requested. See deliverables info here.




Can an Artist select multiple Proposals/Producers?


Yes, they can. And we actually encourage it when an artist is torn between proposals (and mandate they do so if the artist plans to use any part of a second proposal). How it works is that the artist selects one producer to be the lead. This producer will receive the full payout amount and will be tasked with mixing and mastering the song. Then, the artist can either: A. Choose 1 or more other producers as co-producers and pay each co-producers an additional amount equal to the full project payout amount minus $300 (since the co-producers are not tasked with mixing and mastering). We encourage this if there is a significant portion of another producer's proposal that the artist is excited about. *Note that co-producers do will also receive 5% a sound recording royalty on top of the Selected Contractor’s five percent (5%) royalty and ItyDity's five percent (5%) royalty, as detailed in Section 2.2 of our terms of use. OR B. Instead of selecting co-producers, the artist can select only certain elements from non-selected proposals such as the bass line, or horns section, or drums and then pay each corresponding producer $100 for that specific element. This is suggested if the artist only like one or two specific elements of another producer's proposal. We are pro-active in educating artists on these fair practices and we strictly enforce that artists follow these guidelines, so that there is no plagiarism or stealing of producers ideas, in order that producers are rightly compensated for their original, unique, and non-obvious ideas. We carefully regulate any circumstances where these guidelines are violated and provide dedicated support to any claims that are submitted that there has been a violation.





Payment, Royalties, and Credit

My rates are usually higher than this. Will payout amounts ever increase?


Because ItyDity is just getting started it is important that we make the production process as smooth as possible. This way, we will be able to attract more up-and-coming talent for producers to connect with. Through extensive research and data collection, we maintain that our $600-$2,200/song price point is reasonable to most producers, especially for the consideration that we are introducing them to new prospective long-term clients - at which point producers can then charge whatever is their normal amount, if the artist agrees. Additionally in the future, ItyDity will implement an option to work one-on-one with Top Tier producers on our platform, through which producers will be able to set higher prices for their work. We will continually work to encouarge higher payouts for production when appropriate, as our platforms grows.




When will I get paid for a song I produced?


The artist will pay the producer payout amount ($600) prior to a Project entering into Round 2. This is so that ItyDity can hold onto the payment securely until the Project is completed, guaranteeing that the Final Selected Producer will get paid in full once the song is finished and all completed tracks/files have been sent to the artist.




Can the Final Selected Producer showcase the completed song on their online websites, socials, etc?


Yes. See excerpt below from 2.1.6 (b) of our Terms of Use: Artist grants each Selected Contractor/Producer a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, royalty-free, license throughout the Universe and into Perpetuity for Selected Contractor/Producer to use the Final Deliverable (fully completed song) solely for any reasonable marketing purpose, such as within Selected Contractor’s/Producer's portfolio, or on Selected Contractor’s/Producer's social media. Selected Contractor/Producer may NOT use the Subject Intellectual Property, the Artist Likeness, and any part or portion of any of these for any other purpose, including but not limited to any commercial or musical purpose, without Artist’s prior, written consent. Contractor/Producer shall credit Artist in any such use (the “Artist Credit”) in a manner substantially similar to the following: [SONG/ALBUM] by [ARTIST].




Must the Artist credit the Final Selected Producer?


As stated in section 2.1.6 of our Terms of Use, Artists shall include the Producer Credit in a reasonable manner associated with the distribution of the completed song (such as in liner notes or in a YouTube description). Artists are in no way obligated to include the Producer Credit in the title of the song or otherwise within a track name or its metadata.




Do Producers get any royalties?


Yes. The Final Selected Producer receives 5% sound recording royalties, for their contributions to the work.





Getting Hired on ItyDity

How do I become a Top Tier Producer on ItyDity?


Producers on ItyDity can earn Top Tier status by being selected as the Final Producer in Projects or by being chosen as the runner up. Top Tier producers on ItyDity get premiere access to new Projects, are considered for Wild Card placements in Projects, and are kept in our database for one-on-one matching down the road.




Am I unlikely to get a job without a portfolio built up?


Not unlikely, but it helps. Wildcards exist for this very reason. We choose wildcard producers who show excitement and willingness to move into Round 2. And in Round 2 submissions are blind, meaning the artist doesn't know who made what and only pick based on talent/skill/creativity. Many of the producers on our site have landed a project without an impressive or large previous portfolio, based only on a skillful submission.




Any pro tips for landing projects?


Yes. In your written request, list specific instruments you would and could add that you hear or that the artist has requested. This assures them you can provide what they're looking for. Another thing that helps is listing why you connected to their song and message. Also cite any songs you've done in the past that are similar, or if those are already listed/submitted links on your profile, you can leave that out as they'll likely also look at your profile. If you don't have a big portfolio built up - that's fine! If you aren't selected by the artist in Round 1 you still may be chosen by ItyDity as a wild card to move to Round 2. In Round 2, you'll have a better shot at being selected as the Final Producer if you stay pretty close to their vision/references while applying creativity, skill and professionality to your instrumentation, style and timing.




How do I know if I'm the right type of producer to use ItyDity?


ItyDity is a platform for all levels of producers. Projects give opportunities to even unknown producers to work with an artist, gain exposure, get paid, break into the industry, and perhaps build a prosperous long-lasting relationship with that artist. In Round 1 of Projects, the artists may select based off of portfolio, but ItyDity also picks 2 wildcards/underdogs to move onto Round 2. And that could be anyone. Then, in Round 2, the submission process is blind, meaning the artist will not know the identities of the submitting producers until after they select their favorite, giving every producer a fair shot.





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