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    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.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 4844
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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.

    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.

    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.

    Vocalist Recording Contract

    $12.49

    Hire a vocalist to perform on a number of recordings with this exclusive Vocalist Recording Contract.

    • The vocalist will record a specified minimum number of tracks, but the record company has the option to increase the minimum number.
    • The vocalist grants the company all rights to the recordings and the right to use his/her name and image in promoting the recordings.
    • The vocalist agrees to re-record any tracks that the record company considers necessary.
    • The singer will be paid a fixed fee per recording for each recording that is acceptable to the record company.

    The Vocalist Recording Contract template is a great addition to your record studio contracts library.

    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.