Terms of Service
This describes what you, the User, can and cannot do on my site and/or my products sold on it.
This acts as an agreement between me, Bill Miller ("Composer") and the user ("You/Your"). Compositions, whatever the form, shall be referred to as "Services."
All the content of this website, including its text and documents, past, present, and future, are under copyright. Selling what you have purchased for money or any other perk is strictly prohibited. You are, however, permitted to make copies of the music for your ensemble's members, as an extension of "Fair Use." Although you may not make money on the music itself, you are allowed to charge for its performance (i.e. at a concert) without fear or penalty.
You also acknowledge that the Composer retains the rights to his music even after purchase and can use it for other purposes he should deem fit.
YouTube and Monetization Policy
This clause only applies to music you expressly purchase for the purpose of YouTube videos. You are permitted to use the music you purchased in your YouTube videos. You are also allowed to monetize your videos that have the Composer's music in them, provided you link back to this site. Failure to do so will result in a copyright notice being issued.
Redistribution is prohibited unless arrangements with the composer are made.
All products on and affiliated with this website shall not be used by any entity for the purpose of promoting or participating in any illegal activities, including but not limited to the following: hacking, cracking, malicious computer crime or fraud.
Composer also will not be held responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever as a result of, or relating to, the use of this website, other websites or resources linked to or accessed through this website. Furthermore, the Composer will not be liable for any and all claims, liabilities, losses, business interruption, loss of program or other data, cost and expenses (including lawyers' fees on a solicitor and client basis) resulting from the use or purchase of any and all materials found on our website (see "Arrangements").
Use of Site/Purchases By Minors
Making arrangements of existing music is a difficult job, and there are many gray areas from a legal standpoint as far as where and how it can be performed. By commissioning an arrangement from the Composer, whatever it may be, you acknowledge and accept any and all responsibility and/or consequences that may potentially result in using said arrangement. If you think there might be a problem (for instance, if you are affiliated with a school and want to know whether or not something is legal to perform), it is recommended you contact a lawyer beforehand. The Composer is not responsible for any legal challenges you face as a result of using the arrangement you commissioned. This is an extension of the previous clause.
Requests for Revisions
If you're paying hourly, there's no additional cost for altering the music, since after all, you're paying hourly. If you paid a flat rate, you are allowed two adjustments for FREE. If after that you are not satisfied and require more revisions, a fee of 25% of the flat rate will be added onto your total for each revision. For example, if you paid $25.00 for a YouTube intro, and you requested a total of 4 revisions, your final total would be $35.00 ($25 + $5 + $5).
Requests for revisions should be submitted in writing using the Contact Form with the name of your project and the word "Revision" in the subject line. Be specific with what you want changed and be as detailed as you can. The more clearly you can articulate what you want, the fewer revisions will be needed.
Duration of Project
The time needed to complete a project is based on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) workload, the size of the request, the equipment, or unforeseen complication. As far as an hourly rate is concerned, you will not be charged for things outside the Composer's or your control. However, estimates are subject to change and are not considered binding. The actual cost may be more or even less than the initial estimate.
The Composer reserves the right to change the prices for his Services at any given time, but the Composer cannot change the prices at all in the middle of a project you had just commissioned. As far as the matter of payment is concerned, you agree that, upon final presentation of the invoice, you agree to pay the full amount as charged
To be more specific, for orders regarding the purchase of scores, payment is due in full at the time of purchase. For commissioned music (as in, music that does not already exist), and especially for bigger projects, you should email first using the contact form. The Composer realizes bigger projects can reach totals higher than originally anticipated by the buyer and the total cost may be larger than the buyer can afford. Payment plans may be an option, but the final decision if a payment plan is an option is at the discretion of the Composer.
Failure to pay the required amount may result in your debt being sent to collections.
Discounts for commissioned scores and other high-cost projects are offered to students and teachers with proof. If you are hoping to qualify for an educational discount, do NOT purchase via the Store Page. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you wish to purchase, and you will receive an invoice with the discount factored in. The following groups of people who can qualify for an educational discount:
- High School Students (must be current members in Band, Orchestra, or Choir)
- College/University Students (majoring in Music Education, Music Performance, or Film Production)
- Music Teachers (Band, Orchestra, Choir, and/or General Music) - All Grades.
Verifiable proof must be submitted before you can qualify for educational pricing. Acceptable proof includes an email from a .edu address, a legible picture of a student ID (or in the case of a teacher, Faculty ID), a class schedule, letter of enrollment, institutional business card (for staff members), or a registration receipt.
At this time, home schooled students do not qualify for academic discounts.
Upon receipt of payment, the product will be shipped or emailed to you just like any other purchase.