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    Assignment (Reversion) of Copyright to Songwriter

    $2.29

    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.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    SKU: 6287
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    Music Publishing Agreement

    $17.99

    Obtain publishing rights for an original piece of music with this easy-to-use Music Publishing Agreement template for the USA and Canada.

    • Transfer of Rights. A composer sells and transfers all of its right and title to an original musical composition (including copyright) to the music publisher, in return for a percentage royalty on the sales of printed sheet music and recordings, licensing fees and performance royalties.
    • Changes and Derivations. The publisher has the right to edit, retitle, change and make derivative works of the composition.
    • Indemnification. The composer indemnifies the publisher against any copyright infringement claims.
    • The template includes a Short Form Copyright Assignment form.
    This Music Publishing Agreement template can be used in either the United States or Canada.

    Recording Contract

    $17.99

    Record producers can write up Recording Contracts for musical artists with this downloadable template which can be used in the United States and Canada.

    • The contract sets out the terms agreed to by the parties for the production and distribution of a master to be recorded by the artist.
    • All expenses will be paid by the record company and reimbursed from gross income from sales of the record.
    • Both parties share artistic control for the recording.
    • The record company will provide session musicians as needed.
    • The artist assigns to the record company all of its right and title in the recording and the material recorded, with an option to purchase the rights back.
    • The artist agrees to actively promote the record through live appearances.

    Independent studios need the same kinds of contracts that major labels have. Don't pay huge legal fees - buy this Recording Contract template, download it and customize it for your unique needs.

    Production Agreement for Recording Demos

    $12.49

    Record producers, write up a contract to produce demo recordings for the musical artists who use your studio with this template Recording Production Agreement.

    • The contract template includes options for several fee schedules (hourly, daily, per recording, project rate).
    • An additional fee will be charged if the producer provides engineering services as well.
    • The artist will use the demos to attempt to obtain a recording contract with a major label.
    • This is a reusable contract template - buy, download, use it as often as you require.
    The Recording Production Agreement for Demos is fully editable to fit your specific circumstances.

    USA Music Copyright License & Royalty Agreement

    $6.29

    Under the terms of this USA Music Copyright License & Royalty Agreement, a music publisher gives a record company the right to use copyrighted music.

    • In return for getting the rights to record the songs / compositions, the record company pays the publisher a royalty on each sale of the recording.
    • The license is only for music products manufactured and sold in the United States.
    • The record company must provide quarterly statements and royalty payments to the publisher.

    If you're a music publisher in the USA, you need to have the Music Copyright License & Royalty Agreement as part of your contract templates.

    Music Co-Publishing Agreement

    $6.29

    If you publish music jointly with another publisher, you need this standard form Co-Publishing Agreement for Musical Composition.

    • Each of the co-publishers will own a half interest in ownership of the copyright.
    • Each co-publisher will receive an equal share of the publishing receipts.
    • The parties jointly assign public performance rights to BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) and will share equally in the licensing fees.

    Get it in writing with this Co-Publishing Agreement for Musical Composition. It's downloadable, easy to use and much cheaper than a lawyer.