When HITRECORD delivered the finished music to the Watch Dogs: Legion team, HITRECORD reviewed all the final pieces by hand and account for every single contribution and artist involved.

HITRECORD made an initial assessment of how much each artist should've gotten for the part they've played in making that song. This assessment was posted publicly on the site, in what we call a ‘Payment Proposal’.

If an artist was included in the Payment Proposal, they were emailed and notified on the site.

However, the Payment Proposal was not the end of the process. After our proposals were posted publicly, there was a two-week window for the community to provide feedback on every Payment Proposal. Maybe someone thought they were left out, or someone thought they were making too much, or too little — anyone was able to post a comment that everyone else saw and responded to.

 The HITRECORD Community Team, led by @MattConley and @JenGerdano, reviewed and addressed every single concern raised. It was an open dialogue, and it was important to HITRECORD and Ubisoft that everyone had a chance to be a part of it. Based on this discussion, we made changes or adjustments, and of course, members were informed all about it.

After the two weeks were up, HITRECORD made all final decisions and the Final Payments were posted.

Money was then paid out digitally through our payment facilitator, HyperWallet. Everyone who was included in the Final Payments was e-mailed and notified on the site, with instructions on how to collect their money through HyperWallet.

This is the process we’ve used to decide community payment on every HITRECORD production for the past 10 years. The most important thing to remember is that the process is open, transparent, public, and everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback along the way.

If you have any questions, please send an email to support@hitrecord.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.