Where do I sign a contract?
Consortio users are supported by a set of Terms that include information usually found in commissioning contracts. By using Consortio, composers and ensembles are implicitly agreeing to abide by these Terms, which is considered binding in a court of law.
Does Consortio provide terms for a project?
Yes. Within the Terms of the Site there is a default set of Terms for projects. These include, but are not limited to, the following term related specifically to project members:
- Project Members agree to be charged the project buy-in fee, per their chosen payment method, either once the member goal is reached or immediately after joining a Project that has already reached its member goal.
- Following project completion, all Project Members agree to nine months with exclusive rights to premiere and perform the work starting when they receive the final score or the set release date of the project, whichever is later.
- Rehearsal, performance, and commercial recordings (audio and/or visual) of the finished work are allowed by any project member within the premiere window, unless otherwise agreed upon by the composer and all project members.
Consortio's model provides built-in protections for project members and composers.
- Project members are given the option to back out of a project after
- the composer misses the release date;
- the composer changes the release date, instrumentation, voicing, and/or duration of the project; or
- Consortio decides the final score does not match the conditions of the project agreement.
For a full list of project terms, please refer to the full Terms of the site.