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    Exclusive Songwriting Contract

    $17.99

    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 the right to refuse any song, and any rejected song will remain the sole property of the songwriter.
    • The songwriter has not and will not offer the compositions to any party other than the publisher as long as the contract is in effect.
    • The publisher has the option to renew the contract.
    • This digital legal form template can be used in either the United States or Canada.

    Don't spend hundreds of dollars in legal fees to get a contract drawn up. The Exclusive Songwriting Contract is a standard form agreement that you can download and start using immediately.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 4847
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    Songwriting For-Hire Contract (non-exclusive)

    $12.49

    Recording companies can engage songwriters to supply musical compositions under the terms of this non-exclusive Songwriting For-Hire Contract.

    • The songwriter agrees to write songs on a for-hire basis for the record company.
    • The recording company in turn agrees to record the songs in sessions with any of its various artists.
    • The agreement covers only those songs written on a for-hire basis for the recording company, and excludes any other material written by the songwriter.
    • The songwriter has the right to assign any songs to a performance rights society (ASCAP or BMI) and to receive all monies paid by the society.
    • This digital template can be used in both the United States and Canada.

    You can hire a whole stable of writers with this non-exclusive Songwriting For-Hire Contract. Download the template for your contracts library.

    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.

    Acknowledgement of Debt Obligation for Studio Fees

    $2.29

    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.

    Musical Artist Release of Performance on Masters

    $2.29

    Obtain a release from a musician or vocalist whose performance is contained on a master recording with this Musical Artist Release of Performance on Masters.

    • The artist grants the record company and related parties (distributors, advertisers, affiliates, etc) the perpetual right to use the masters in any manner they see fit.
    • The artist waives the right to any claims for payment or royalties with respect to the musical performance(s) contained in the masters.
    • The file includes a section to be completed if the artist is a minor (under 18 years of age).
    • This is a generic release form which is not country-specific and can be used by record producers anywhere.
    This Musical Artist Release of Performance on Masters form is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable.

    Musical Artist Release for Use of Likeness

    $2.29

    Record producers, obtain a release from an artist in connection with promotion of a record with this Musical Artist Release Form for Use of Likeness.

    • The artist grants the record company and related parties (distributors, advertisers, affiliates, etc) the right to use the image and likeness of the artist for purposes of advertising and promoting recordings containing a performance by the artist as a musician or vocalist.
    • The artist agrees not to make any claim against the record company for any reason, including invasion of privacy.
    • The file includes a section to be completed if the artist is a minor (under 18 years of age).
    • This is a reusable release form. Buy, download, use it as often as you need to.
    This Musical Artist Release for Use of Likeness template is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable.