What Is A Kill Fee?

What is a Kill Fee?

A Kill Fee is the amount paid to the Creator when a Content project is killed or canceled by the Marketer before it is completed and published. The purpose of a Kill Fee is to compensate the Creator for any work done up to the point when the Marketer decides the project is no longer needed.


  • The amount is agreed upon in advance by the Creator and Marketer.
  • The project must have been agreed to by both parties and the terms accepted. 
  • Negotiated before the project is accepted.
  • The Marketer kills the project before it is completed.

Note: A Kill Fee will only be paid out to the Creator when the project is killed by the editor. A Kill Fee will never be paid out if the Creator kills the project before it is completed. In this situation, no payment will be made to the Creator.

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