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    USA Record Company Producer Contract


    Hire a producer to produce master recordings in your company's recording studio with this USA Record Company Producer Contract.

    • Work for Hire. The producer's services are provided on a work-for-hire basis. All rights to the masters and to records derived from the masters belong to the record company.
    • Re-recording. The producer agrees to re-record any performances that the record company does not find satisfactory.
    • Album Credits. The producer will receive appropriate production and authoring credit on all labels and liner notes.
    • Right to Use Likeness. The company is granted the perpetual worldwide right to use the producer's name and likeness in connection with the masters and the records derived from them.
    • Dispute Resolution. The parties agree to resolve any disputes through negotiation, failing which they will submit to binding arbitration.
    • Governing Law. The agreement is governed by United States law, including copyright laws.
    This USA Record Company Producer Contract is available in MS Word format, and is fully editable to meet your business needs.
    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 8851
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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