This document sets forth an agreement between an artist and a record company for the
company to represent the artist. The artist, who owns the rights to a musical
composition(s), grants the exclusive right to the record company to distribute the master
recording. The agreement provides for royalties to be paid to the artist by the record
company under certain conditions. This short-form agreement can be used by musical
artists or record companies and can be customized to ensure that the understandings of
the parties are properly set forth.
AGREEMENT WITH RECORD COMPANY FOR USE OF
MASTER RECORDING SAMPLE
THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) made this _____ day of ______,
2_____, (the “Effective Date”) by and between ________________ (the “Artist”) and
WHEREAS the Company specializes in the management, recording, distributions
and representation of musical artists;
AND WHEREAS the Company is desirous to represent and assist the Artist with
his/her musical career;
AND WHEREAS the Artist is desirous to obtain the services of the Company;
AND WHEREAS Company and the Artist wish to enter into this Agreement to
provide for the recording, production and distribution of a master recording (the “Recording”)
and to grant an exclusive license to the Artist to use the Recording for remix purposes or such
other sample purposes as the Artists in his/her sole discretion deems fit.
NOW THEREFORE the Artist and the Company hereby acknowledge and agree
1.00 TERM OF AGREEMENT
1.01 The Artist and the Company hereby agree that the term of this Agreement shall be
for a period of _______ (___) years and shall commence on the Effective Date.
2.01 The Company hereby acknowledges and agrees with the Artist that it shall
produce one master Recording of the Artist’s songs performed by the Artist for use by the Artist
for the purposes of a remix of the songs by the Artist and for such other sample use or uses as the
Artist may determine fit in his/her sole discretion.
2.02 The Recording shall consist of the Artist’s songs which shall be no less than
______ (___) minutes in playing duration and shall be of quality that is equal to master
recordings which are produced for commercial distribution.
2.03 The Company and the Artist hereby agree that each shall fully cooperate with the
other in a good workman like manner and shall each act in good faith for the production of the
Recording. The Artist hereby agrees that he/she shall use his/her best efforts to perform the
songs for the Recording to the best of his/her ability.
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2.04 The Company and the Artist hereby agree that each shall do all things necessary
and perform all acts required to carry out the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
2.05 The Company and the Artist hereby acknowledge and agree that each shall be
jointly responsible for the decisions regarding the artistic content of the Recording.
3.01 The Artist hereby agrees that all recording sessions for the production of the
Recording shall be at locations chosen solely by the Company.
3.02 The Artist hereby agrees that such recording sessions shall commence on or about
the _____ day of __________, 2_____ and shall be for the duration of not less than _________
3.03 The Company and the Artist hereby agree that the Company shall arrange such
other additional musicians as may be necessary to assist the Artist in the performance of the
songs for the Recording.
3.04 The Company and the Artists hereby acknowledge and agree that the title of the
Recording shall be chosen by ___________________.
3.05 The Recording shall be completed and ready for release and distribution on or
before the ___ day of _________, 2_______.
3.06 Upon the completion of the Recording by the Company and the Artist, the Artist
shall transfer and assign all of his/her right, title and interest in and to the Recording to the
Company for the purposes of the distribution by the Company and shall grant to the Company an
exclusive license to use the Artist’s name and image in for the purposes of the promotion and
distribution of the Recording. In addition, the Artist shall transfer all copyright interest in and to
the songs and the Recording to the Company.
3.07 The Company hereby acknowledges and agrees with the Artist that upon
completion of the Recording, the Company shall grant to the Artist an exclusive right and license
to use the Recording for remix purposes or for such other sample purposes as the Artist in his/her
sole discretion deems fit.
4.01 The Company shall be solely responsible and liable for any and all costs incurred
and associated with the production of the Recording, including but not limited to, all travel, hotel
and meal costs incurred by the Artist.
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