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

HITRECORD will make an initial assessment of how much each artist should get for the part they played in making that song. This assessment will be posted publicly on the site, in what we call a ‘Payment Proposal’.

If you’re included in the Payment Proposal, you’ll be emailed and notified on the site.

However, the Payment Proposal is not the end of the process. After our proposals are posted publicly, there will be a two-week window for the community to provide feedback on every Payment Proposal. Maybe someone thinks they were left out, or someone thinks they’re making too much, or too little — anyone can post a comment that everyone else can see and respond to.

 The HITRECORD Community Team, led by @MattConley and @JenGerdano, reviews and addresses every single concern raised. It’s an open dialogue, and it’s important to HITRECORD and Ubisoft that everyone has a chance to be a part of it. Based on this discussion, we may make changes or adjustments, and of course, we’ll let you guys know what we’re doing.

After the two weeks are up, HITRECORD will make all final decisions and the Final Payments will be posted.

Money is then paid out digitally through our payment facilitator, HyperWallet. Everyone who is included in the Final Payments will be 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 9 years. The most important thing to remember is that the process is open, transparent, public, and everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback along the way.

We anticipate the first round of Payment Proposals for the WATCH DOGS: Legion partnership will go up in January of 2020.

For more info on how community payments work, check out this video:

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