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    Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights in Music

    $12.49

    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.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 4243
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    USA Standard Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract

    $17.99

    Acquire the publishing rights to a songwriter's musical composition with this USA Standard Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract.

    • The songwriter transfers his rights to the song over to the music publisher. In return for those rights, the publisher pays the songwriter royalties on the sale of the music.
    • The contract is subject to any existing agreements between the parties and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).
    • The music publisher agrees not to license any use of the composition without the consent of the songwriter.
    • The publisher agrees to publish the song within a certain time period, failing which the songwriter can demand return of the song.
    • The songwriter has the right to examine all books and accounts relating to the composition.

    If you publish music in the United States, you cannot be without this USA Standard Uniform Popular Songwriters Contract. Add the template to your cart, check out and download it - use it as often as you like.

    USA Compulsory Mechanical Rights License

    $6.29

    Grant a record company or an artist the right to record music you hold the copyright on with this USA Compulsory Mechanical Rights License.

    • The copyright holder gives permission for the record label or artist to record the song.
    • The copyright holder grants the recording company or artist the right to reproduce, distribute and sell the composition, in exchange for a royalty on each sale, at whatever the current statutory rate is.
    • The form is in accordance with the United States Copyright Act and is governed by U.S. laws.

    Songwriters, composers and music publishers can all use the Compulsory Mechanical Rights License to allow other parties to record the music they have copyrighted.

    Music Sub-Publishing Agreement

    $17.99

    Appoint sub-publishers who will distribute, market and sell music in a defined territory for a publisher with this Music Sub-Publishing Agreement template.

    • The sub-publisher will have certain synchronization, mechanical and performance rights to the music only inside of the territory, for instance, synchronization rights for motion pictures made within the territory.
    • The music publisher reserves all rights in the music and all copyright for all areas outside of the territory.
    • The sub-publisher is responsible for registering the work with the performing rights societies in the territory so that the music publisher's share of performance and broadcasting fees are credited and paid to the publisher.
    This Music Sub-Publishing Agreement template is available in MS Word format, and is fully editable to meet your needs.

    USA Recording Contract with Royalty Rate Schedule

    $29.99

    This USA Recording Contract includes a schedule of different royalty rates for different artists and from different revenue sources.

    • The royalty rate schedule sets out: basic single rates, basic CD ⁄ cassette rates, as well as rates for musical groups, sessions on which only certain group members appear, or appear under a different name.
    • The contract contains provisions for shared billing on sides which are coupled with those of another artist.
    • The musical artist and the recording company have joint artistic control over the recordings.
    • The artist consents to the use of the artist's professional name in connection with the recordings.

    The USA Recording Contract with Royalty Rate Schedule is a digital download. The file is a MS Word template and is completely customizable to fit your brand and your business model.