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 re.....
$2.29

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.
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$12.49

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 d.....
$2.29

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 .....

$2.29

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.....
$12.49

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.

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$2.29

Canada Musical Artist Management Agreement

If you manage bands and/or musicians in Canada you need to download this Musical Artist Management Agreement template.

  • As the artist's manager you will not only represent the artist, you will also offer advice, guidance, business expertise, and promotional services.
  • Your job is to supervise and guide the artist's career and professional development.
  • In return for management services, you receive a percentage of the artist's gross earnings.
  • You w.....
$17.99

Exclusive Songwriting Contract

Music publishers need a sizable catalog of music. Expand yours by hiring a songwriter under this Exclusive Songwriting Contract to write new compositions for you to publish.

  • The songwriter transfers to the publisher all rights to the compositions written during the term of the contract, in return for weekly advances and royalties on sales.
  • The publisher will have exclusive access to the songwriter's services during the contract period.
  • The publisher has th.....
$17.99

Live Concert Performance Contract Rider

Write up a Live Concert Performance Contract Rider for a contract between a band or musical artist and a concert presenter with this downloadable template.

The rider covers:
  • the technical requirements (sound, lights, staging, etc.) for the show,
  • any other performance requirements that the musical artist has, and
  • the artist's obligations to the concert presenter.
This Live Concert Performance Contract Rider form is fully editable .....
$6.29

Master Recording License for Use in TV Broadcast or Video

License a master for use in a television broadcast or video with this Master Recording License.

  • The composer of the music grants the producer of a television program a license to use the master recording in one or more episodes of the TV program, and in videos or other reproductions of the program.
  • The license is a nonexclusive worldwide license to distribute a certain number of video and DVD recordings of the program.
  • The producer can extend its distributi.....
$12.49