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    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.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    SKU: 5209
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    USA Session Musician Contract

    $17.99

    Hire sidemen to perform on a number of recordings over a specified period of time with this USA Session Musician Recording Contract.

    • The contract is for a specified length of time, during which the musician agrees to record a minimum number of tracks.
    • The session musician is required to give the record company all rights to the recordings and the right to use the musician's name and image in promoting the recordings.
    • The record company has the exclusive copyright in all the compositions and recordings.
    • The musician is being hired on a work made for hire basis, and is an independent contractor, not an employee of the record company.
    • The contract contains two clauses for compensation. One is for a fixed fee, and the other allows for ongoing royalty payments based on sales of the recordings.
    • The contract is governed by United States laws.
    This USA Session Musician Recording Contract is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable to meet your needs.

    Recording Studio Services Contract

    $17.99

    Write contracts for the bands, singers and musicians who rent your studio with this template Recording Studio Services Contract.

    • The services provided under the contract include studio time, a recording engineer, and any additional services required by the musical artist during the recording session.
    • The artist agrees to pay a cancellation fee if sessions or services are cancelled on short notice.
    • The recording studio will not release the master until all fees and charges are paid.
    • The artist is liable for any damages caused by the artist or his/her personnel or guests.
    • All artists must abide by the Terms and Conditions for Use, which are included with the contract.
    • This is a reusable legal form. Buy it, download it, customize it for your business, use it as often as you require.

    Get a signed Recording Studio Services Contract before the sessions start. You'll sleep better.

    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.

    Production Agreement for Master Recordings

    $12.49

    Record producers, write up a contract to produce a demo for a musical artist with this Production Agreement for Master Recordings.

    • The masters will be used as demos and will be shopped around to various record labels in order to attempt to obtain a recording contract for the artist.
    • The artist retains ownership and control of all copyright in the masters and all recordings or reproductions.
    • The producer's compensation takes the form of a royalty and/or commission.
    • The artist has the right to hire other producers for other recording sessions.
    This Production Agreement for Master Recordings template is fully editable to fit your specific circumstances.