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					This document sets forth the terms of an agreement between a recording artist and a
record label where the record label agrees to sell and promote record(s) made by the
artist. This document contains standard language, such as the royalties the record
company agrees to pay to the artist, cost reimbursement, a copyright provision, and an
optional AFRA clause. This document also provides opportunities for customization in
order to fit the needs of the drafting parties.
                       ARTIST RECORDING CONTRACT

THIS ARTIST RECORDING CONTRACT (the "Agreement") executed and effective this
_______ day of ___________, 20___ (the “Effective Date”), by and between
___________________, (the "Artist") and _________________________, (the "Company").
The Company and Artist hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the “Parties.”


1. EMPLOYMENT

Company hereby engages and employs the Artist to provide exclusive services in connection
with the production of sound recordings, as described on Exhibit A (the “Recording”), and Artist
hereby accepts such engagement and agrees to perform such services to the best of his or her
ability.


2. TERM

This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue thereafter for a period
of _________ ( ) years. The Company shall have the option to extend this Agreement for a
period of ___________ ( ) years by giving notice in writing to Artist of its exercise of such
option and its election to continue. Such notice shall be given not less than thirty (30) days prior
to the expiration of this Agreement. Upon the giving of such notice this Agreement shall be
continued and extended for such further period upon the same terms and conditions as set forth
herein.


3. CONTRIBUTION BY ARTIST

Artist agrees in good faith to:

(a) fully cooperate with the Company in the production of the Recording;

(b) arrange, direct and perform the songs in such a manner as to facilitate the production of the
Recording;

(c) perform at rehearsals and at recording sessions conducted by Company at such times and
places as Company reasonably directs;

(d) to record and re-record each selection until a commercially satisfactory master results, in
Company's sole opinion.


4. ROYALTIES
In full consideration of Artist’s performance of the terms, undertakings and provisions of this
Agreement, and for all rights granted by Artist to Company hereunder, Company agrees to pay
Royalties to the Artist. Royalties shall include any compensation received by Company, or
promised to Company, which directly or indirectly results from the use, exploitation or existence
of the Recording, or any reproduction thereof. Such Royalties shall be first applied to satisfy
costs incurred and paid by Company. The remainder of such Royalties, if any, shall be allocated
and distributed between Company and Artist, in the following proportion:

__________________________________ ( %) Percent to Company
__________________________________ ( %) Percent to Artist
Royalties due Artist hereunder shall be paid by Company to Artist within fifteen working days
from the Company's receipt thereof.


5. COSTS

Company shall be responsible for advancing all costs incurred in the production of the
Recording, including travel, hotel and meal expenses incurred by Artist in attending the
recording sessions. Company may recover such expenses incurred pursuant to the production of
recordings or the advancement of the Artist's career. Company's production, promotion,
manufacturing and all other bona fide expenses relating to Artist are deemed recoupable from the
Royalties received.


6. SCHEDULE

The recording sessions necessary to produce the Recording shall occur at studios and facilities
chosen by Company in _____________ (city) _________________ (State), commencing on
____________, 20___ and ending on ____________, 20___.


7. COMPLETION AND RELEASE

The Recording shall be completed and prepared for release and distribution on or before
___________, 20____. Company and Artist acknowledge that time is of the essence in the
completion of the Recording, and both Company and Artist agree to exercise all reasonable
efforts to achieve such completion.


8. EXCLUSIVE

Artist agrees that during the period of this Agreement Artist will record exclusively for
Company. Artist 
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: This document sets forth the terms of an agreement between a recording artist and a record label where the record label agrees to sell and promote record(s) made by the artist. This document contains standard language, such as the royalties the record company agrees to pay to the artist, cost reimbursement, a copyright provision, and an optional AFRA clause. This document also provides opportunities for customization in order to fit the needs of the drafting parties.
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