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    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.

    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 4849
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    Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights in Music

    $12.49

    Obtain the rights to a musical composition from the composer with this Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights in Music template.

    • The composer was contracted on a work-for-hire basis to write the composition.
    • The composer assigns all of his/her rights and title to the musical composition to the client.
    • The client has the sole right to copyright the work.
    • The client grants performance rights for the composition back to the composer.

    The Acquisition Agreement for Limited Rights is a digital template. You can customize it, edit it, use it as often as your business requires.

    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.

    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.