Music Contracts

Prepare your own music industry contracts with these easy customizable template legal agreements.

  • Affordable, customizable, hassle-free blank legal forms which can be reused as often as you require.
  • Contracts and agreements for record companies, musicians, publishers, booking agents and publicists.
  • Generic and country-specific forms for the United States and Canada.
  • Save time and money on costly legal fees with forms supplied by entertainment industry lawyers.

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Acknowledgement of Debt Obligation for Studio Fees

Do you allow musical artists to use your recording studio on a pay-later basis? Be sure you get paid with this Acknowledgement of Debt Obligation for Recording form.

  • The Acknowledgement can cover all or part of the costs, including studio time, engineer, producer, session musicians, and CD mastering.
  • The artist acknowledges the outstanding amounts still owing to various parties involved in making the recording, and agrees to pay all the outstanding amounts prior to releasing the recording for sale.
  • The form is easy to use - buy, download, fill in and print.
This Musical Artist Acknowledgement of Debt Obligation re Recording form is available in MS Word format and is fully editable.

Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights in Music

Obtain the rights to a musical composition from the composer with this Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights in Music template.

  • The composer was contracted on a work-for-hire basis to write the composition.
  • The composer assigns all of his/her rights and title to the musical composition to the client.
  • The client has the sole right to copyright the work.
  • The client grants performance rights for the composition back to the composer.

The Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights is a digital template. You can customize it, edit it, use it as often as your business requires.


Assignment (Reversion) of Copyright to Songwriter

Assign copyright of a musical composition back to the songwriter under a reversion clause with this Assignment of Copyright form.

  • Some songwriter contracts contain a reversion provision, which gives the songwriter the right to repurchase copyright to one or more songs or compositions for a specified sum after a certain length of time or on certain conditions.
  • If that happens, the music publisher must reassign the copyright back to the songwriter.
  • This is a digital template that you can download, customize, and re-use as often as you like.

The Assignment (Reversion) of Copyright to Songwriter form can be used in both Canada and the United States.


Assignment of Copyright between Music Publishers

Assign copyright in a musical composition from one publisher to another with this template Assignment of Copyright form.

  • The assignment is made at the request of, and with the consent of, the original songwriter.
  • This is a generic assignment form which can be used in any country that does not have a statutory form.

Every music publisher needs a full set of assignment forms. Add the Assignment of Copyright between Music Publishers to your suite of music industry forms.


Booking Agreement with Nightclub

Whether you're a booking agent or a band leader who books your own gigs, you can use this downloadable Booking Agreement to book a club engagement for a band or musical artist.

The nightclub contracts for the services of a band, singing act, or musician for a specific period of time (a week, a month, etc) or for a specified number of performances. Provisions of the Agreement include:
  • what happens if the nightclub defaults in its obligations;
  • time and length of the band's breaks or intermissions;
  • rules applying to the performance, such as dress, behavior, general conduct;
  • commission payable to the booking agent (if applicable);
  • a blank contract rider form, which can be used to add additional terms for either the club or the band.

You can personalize this Booking Agreement for each club or venue and tailor it especially for your agency (or for your band, if you don't use an agent). Download your copy - once you buy it, you can use it as often as you like.


Canada Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition

Canadian music publishers, obtain copyright in a composition written on a for-hire basis with this Assignment of Copyright form.

  • The composer assigns worldwide copyright in the work over to the publisher.
  • The assignment form contains a waiver of moral rights clause, which can be deleted if not applicable.
  • The songwriter is still entitled to performance royalties as a member of any performing rights society.

Every music publisher in Canada needs a copy of the Assignment of Copyright in Musical Composition form. Get yours today.