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    USA Recording Contract with Royalty Rate Schedule

    $29.99

    This USA Recording Contract includes a schedule of different royalty rates for different artists and from different revenue sources.

    • The royalty rate schedule sets out: basic single rates, basic CD ⁄ cassette rates, as well as rates for musical groups, sessions on which only certain group members appear, or appear under a different name.
    • The contract contains provisions for shared billing on sides which are coupled with those of another artist.
    • The musical artist and the recording company have joint artistic control over the recordings.
    • The artist consents to the use of the artist's professional name in connection with the recordings.

    The USA Recording Contract with Royalty Rate Schedule is a digital download. The file is a MS Word template and is completely customizable to fit your brand and your business model.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 5232
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