Hello Again! Welcome To The Vendor Terms of Usage Page
If you are a professional sound recordist interested in selling your sound effect libraries on Sonniss, you can now earn thousands of extra dollars per month doing exactly that, whenever you want from wherever you want.
Imagine being able to get paid even when you’re not working on some feature-film or game somewhere . Some of our vendors sell royalty-free sound libraries in their free time as a side-hobby after spending many years in the industry, some do it to get their name out there, and some are able to make it their full time profession.
Upload your sound libraries and earn 60% commission on all sales (get paid instantly into your Paypal account on every sale). Sign up for a vendor account now – Only professionals need apply. – Manual Approval Required.
We pay the highest commission rate in the entire industry – get your own storefront and get paid instantly on every sale.
Becoming a vendor is quick & easy, and if you’ve reached this point then you’re probably already a member and you’ve accepted our Marketplace Terms. These additional terms for vendors (‘Vendor Terms‘) are an extra part of Sonniss that applies specifically to vendors on Sonniss. You’ll need to agree to them before you can become a vendor. These govern the relationships, rights and obligations of vendors to us and buyers using Sonniss. You agree to put your sound effect libraries on Sonniss and make them available to buyers on the basis stated in the Marketplace Terms and these Vendor Terms.
As a Vendor on Sonniss you have responsibilities to us and buyers of your sound effect libraries. Please take the time to review these Vendor Terms carefully.
When we say ‘you‘ in these Vendor Terms we are referring to you, the vendor. All other words defined or explained in the Marketplace Terms have the same meaning here. If there’s any inconsistency between what we say in these Vendor Terms and what is in the Sonniss Marketplace Terms, what we say in these Vendor Terms prevails.
Read on for details about your vendor responsibilities, the process of selling your items through Sonniss and how you can earn money with us.
Becoming a Vendor
Becoming a vendor is quick – simple – and best of all – free: Becoming a vendor and putting your sound libraries up on Sonniss is free but there is a strict review process before your items go live. There are a few things you need to promise in exchange for the right to become a vendor, which are outlined in these Vendor Terms.
Process to become a vendor: Click here to be taken to the vendor signup page / fill out a form / wait 24 hours.
How selling your libraries works
When you list a sound effect library for sale on Sonniss, you’re not actually selling the sound library yourself, we are selling it for you under the terms and conditions set out within this document.
Your earnings; distribution fee: When your sound effects library is sold through Sonniss, you will be instantly sent your commission payment less the distribution fee that we charge (40%) – This all happens automatically so make sure you set the right Paypal email address.
Prices of items: We know how valuable your sound libraries are to you thats why we allow you to have complete control over all pricing.
Review: When you think you’ve created a sound library suitable for the sale on Sonniss and you have uploaded it through the dashboard, upon submission you will need to wait upto 24 hours for us to check the quality and whether it contains adequate meta information for buyers. Although we always like to provide constructive feedback we’re not legally obliged to give you any reasons for rejecting your item.
How do payments work?
We will pay you the sale price of your sound library less our 40% distribution fee. In order for us to do this, you authorize us to collect payments for your sound libraries and to instantly distribute your earnings to you as a commission or indirect payment.
To avoid any confusion, only your earnings from the sale of your sound libraries will be payable to you minus 40% – our distribution fee.
Thresholds: — There are no thresholds whatsoever – your commission payment will instantly go into your Paypal account minus our 40% distribution fee.
VAT: — As a vendor you will receive your commission payment from a single entity: Sonniss Limited. This entity is based in the United Kingdom. You will be required to pay your tax’s, income tax and any other taxes you are obligated to pay in your country. However, you will not have to pay VAT.
VAT will be added for all EU buyers at the point of sale (Unless a valid VAT number is entered). Sonniss will collect and give this to the appropriate EU authorities, as required to do so under European Law.
Your promises and responsibilities:
As a vendor you promise to us and each buyer of your sound libraries that:
- you own or have rights to use the intellectual property rights in the sound library and that sound library does not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party;
- the sound library is not false, inaccurate, misleading, fraudulent, unlawful or defamatory;
- the sound library does not violate any applicable law or regulation (including those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, criminal law, pornography, anti-discrimination, trade practices or fair trading);
- the sound library content does not contain viruses or other computer codes, files or programs which are designed to limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware.
As a vendor you have responsibilities to us and buyers of your sound libraries. Take a moment to understand your responsibilities!
Buyers’ use of your library: We are not liable for any loss suffered by you as a result of a buyer making use of your sound library contrary to the Marketplace Terms or the sound library license.
Our use of your sound library: We may use part of your content to promote your products on Sonniss — Off Sonniss. This promotional use may include use in public relations, emails, on a features page, or on other sites (e.g. social networks). No commission is payable for these promotional uses. Commission is paid instantly on a sale-by-sale basis as an indirect commission payment.
Sound library removal: We have the right to remove a sound library for any reason, using our reasonable discretion. However, if we have a problem with your library, we will address the problems with you beforehand.
Personal information of others
If an account holder provides you with usernames, passwords or other personal information of the user you must:
- provide a privacy notice to the user, making the member aware of their personal information that you will receive and how you will handle that information;
- obtain the member’s permission to use the member’s personal information;
- use the personal information only for the limited purposes for which the member gave permission; and
- meet any privacy and spam law requirements that apply to you.
A bundle is a collection of sound libraries we choose from across the site that are sold together at a discount for a limited time – which we will discuss with you (The Vendor) first and foremost. Every now and then we may include your sound library in a bundle. If your item is selected, your commission will be split accordingly with the other vendors.
Before a bundle is released, we’ll let you know how the bundle price is apportioned to your item, and any change of the platform fee applying to your sound library in the bundle. We’ll also let you know when the bundle offer will be run and how much time you have to opt out of the bundle. If you do not opt out within the time frame specified your item will be included in the bundle.
All specifics of bundles are made with your full written consent.
You will always have the option of opting out of any special deal or special promotion if it involves a change to our platform fee. We decide the other details like pricing.
Relationship between us and you: Nothing in these terms is to be construed as constituting a partnership, joint venture, employment or agency relationship between you and us. Neither you nor us can bind each other in any way. We are, however, your agent only for the limited purposes of sound library distribution and associated tasks.
Go forth and Sell!
We’re very glad you’ve made it to the end of this important document. We wish you all the very best in selling your sound libraries through Sonniss.