Frequently asked questions

What is your Pre-Cleared Music Catalog Deal?

Does SmashHaus profit share


NO - SmashHaus DOES NOT PROFIT SHARE in your income or intellectual property in any way. We are simply a tech utility available as a SAAS business model run by people that have deep relationships in the industry allowing access to real work..




Do you ever work through Middle-Men, Brokers, Agents or others?


NO! WE NEVER WORK THROUGH MIDDLE MEN! We require that all Companies in our network must be the ones offering you a deal or paying for use or purchase​ of content and deals must be direct with them. FOR THE RECORD. Smash Haus Music Group, the first version of our business USED TO BE A MIDDLE-MEN so we know exactly how removing middle men will benefit our music familyhood. WHY WE PIVOTED We have driven millions of dollars into the pockets of indie musicians making millions ourselves but in the end our Creators did not build careers or direct relationships and so we don't believe in being a middle-man anymore. In fact, we are risking ruining our own business to create a better one for creators. Learn more about our CEO Dylan Berry and his mission to help artists and disrupt music industry gate keepers by checking out his website and connecting with him on instagram: WEB DM him on Instagram @dylanberryofficial




How does SmashHaus make money?


We are a SAAS company charnging for storage and other tech tools. We never charge anhyone to submit music. In the future, we will launch direct to Synch distribution in 2022 that will be much like distributing to Itunes, Spotify only this will distribute into the music catalogs of major TV Networks and production companies.




How does the legal process work with Companies? Is it direct?


You sign your own deal directly with Companies. Companies provide that deal and if you "Opt in" to their terms, you are in business directly with them. Note: Though we are not a middle man and do not participate in any income or legal deals you have with Companies, we still provide them the same service in the form of quality control, wrangling talent to sign agreements etc. Once we button that all up, we pass your content off to Companies and they run with it at your agreed terms and then deal directly with you. We do NOT handle transacts, cue sheets or any of those issues, we simple are the content pipeline to Companies.




Do clients have access to me directly?


Yes, clients can request to speak with you and you will recieve a message and can communicate direclty with them if you have an advanced account. SmashHaus does not control communication or influence deals we are just the tools you use to faciliate that communication but please note, communication must be initiated by Companies first. This is the only way that our system stays effecient for them.




What is the SmashHaus network?


We are building a global network of Media Companies and content creators working in all entertainment mediums from music and radio to visual media and beyond. This network can access each other directly on the SmashHaus platform.




Are we like other companies who stand between content and companies and control the relationships?


No, we are removing the need for these companies and simply provide the tools for companies to connect with content creators and help make sure that the best creators rise to the top. We never charge people to submit to opportunites, only for storage and tech tools. We do not stand between creators and companies. Companies decide when they communicate with creators. Companies post jobs and at times we help them with that. Other than that, we are a 100% impartial tech utility.




Links to all help videos


SOME HELPFUL LINKS SmashHaus: DEC 2021 - Creator Page Walkthrough: https://vimeo.com/654352932/e7921dd0c3 SmashHaus - Job Board and teams functions update AUG, 2021 - https://youtu.be/ogo6Fu1WBw4 SmashHaus: What Happens After Submitting Music: https://youtu.be/0sFjBDJweGk SmashHaus: Subscriptions Explained: https://youtu.be/nIK4wmuJKn4 SmashHaus: Becoming An Affiliate: https://youtu.be/mPoDG3LesQI SmashHaus: Creating Playlists, submit to job - https://youtu.be/t5EvAXoWI6w




WHAT IS THE "SMASHHAUS PRE-CLEARED, ONE STOP CATALOG" DEAL?


SmashHaus Distribution - Pre-Cleared "One Stop" Music Catalog The first music catalog that passed 100% of the music budget through to Creators HOW IT WORKS ABOUT OUR NEW “PRE-CLEARED, ONE-STOP” CATALOG: To get in these shows you must a. Be a Premium subscriber with a commitment to 1 year term NOTE: Credits and payment options avail to suit your needs, I don’t want this to exclude you so let’s work it out) b. Be able to legally pre-clear all music you send 100% NO EXCEPTIONS in the SmashHaus Catalog NOTE: If you cannot sign the agreement with only your signature and legally clear this music. DON’T SEND IT! c. Provide vocal and instrumental versions of all submissions (when requested) d. All music must be submitted in system, we will request final delivery after mp3s shortlisted. SMASHHAUS: Is proud to host the first zero profit share, middleman-free music catalog. HOW IT WORKS: SmashHaus is creating a pre-cleared catalog that we will instantly distribute into the various active TV shows that we work on directly. In some cases we manage all music, in others, we broker a deal that covers single or blanket catalog uses. In all cases SmashHaus pays 100% of all income companies to offer for music to SmashHaus talent who appear in these shows prorated by the amount of time they appear in the show against the total budget. RIGHTS YOU GRANT TO SMASHHAUS: You allow us the right to broker deals on your behalf. Because we pass all income through to you, we try to broker the best deals we can for you and there is no benefit to us not doing so. In this way, we remove the abuse often seen in production music where companies give your music away to gain market share and more residuals. We do not do this, nor do we ever pursue free or gratis deals. You provide us music that only you own and control to avoid any issues later that could a. Ruin your career and b. Ruin ours. Don’t do it, make sure the music is 100% controlled by you or don’t send it. We will hold you legally liable for any issues that arise later from mystery writers or other publishers who may have ownership of your songs that you did not make us aware of. This is very important to avoid getting blacklisted in the biz and with SmashHaus. OUR PROMISE: We will work directly with all premium members to assure you the highest likelihood of getting your music in these shows. WE WILL GET YOU IN! We will not ever give your music away for free or do any Gratis, back end only deals. All SmashHaus jobs must carry an upfront fee for us to accept them for you. TYPES OF DEALS WE TYPICALLY BROKER ON YOUR BEHALF: Blanket deals - The industry standard for production music, In most cases is a blanket fee that covers the use of the catalog for the show or series. This is what production music catalogs do to provide “source music”.
HOW SMASHHAUS PAYS OUT ON BLANKET DEALS: BLANKET DEALS: 100% of the music budget will be paid to all music makers, prorated by the time their music appears in the final product as represented on the cue sheets provided to us by Production Companies. EXAMPLE: If the music budget is 10,000 and 100 songs appear in the series and you placed 2 of the songs for a total of 10 minutes of music. You would earn 10% of $10,000 = $1,000. This is an example of the tool we use to calculate these fees - PRODUCTION FEE CALCULATOR
Needledrop - These are fees paid for each instance your song is placed in a show. For example, If the deal is $5,000 per Needledrop and you have your song in two different scenes of a show, you earn $10,000… HOW YOU GET PAID ON NEEDLEDROP DEALS: The Company makes and offer, you contract directly with them, do the work, they pay you. We are not involved. Custom - In some cases, you will be called on to create custom work as a commission or work for hire. This means you will be paid a fee to create something specifically for that project. In this case, the ownership and rights will be negotiated and price often dictates what rights you will give up or keep. In this scenario, we can directly connect you with the buyer or licensor or help you negotiate on your behalf to ensure you maximize the deal to your benefit. There is no extra fee for this service if you are paying subscriber. HOW YOU GET PAID ON CUSTOM DEALS: The Company makes and offer, you contract directly with them, do the work, they pay you. We are not involved. NOTE: In the event one of our Company Partners wishes to take a percentage of the publishing or other rights, you will be notified and it will be 100% clear that that is the deal should you choose to opt into it. In some situations, you will get preferred usage (more usage, more money) by giving some of the song's value to the production company as an incentive. This is the case with companies that are building internal catalogs as a way to offset the need for external catalogs and build value in house. If this is the case, you will know it and have the opportunity to opt-in or not. It will be 100% your call and clear when these situations happen. UPGRADE TO PREMIUM NOW AND START GETTING IN OUR SHOWS!




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