In this agreement a licensor (usually a sound recording owner, but sometimes a musical
composition owner, or other copyright owner) agrees to allow the licensee to broadcast
the licensor's copyrightable work over the internet, TV or other medium. In exchange
for this grant of rights, the licensee agrees to pay a specified fee. This form
contains terms and conditions standard for this type of agreement, however, additional
language may be added by user. This form is useful for a person or entity that wants to
obtain a release from a copyright owner in order to publically perform the copyright
owner's work. Terms may be added or modified to fit the needs of the parties.
BROADCAST LICENSE AGREEMENT
THIS BROADCAST LICENSE AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made and entered into this
_________ day of _____________ 20__, [Instruction: Insert Date] (herein referred to as the
“Effective Date”) by and between ___________________ [Instruction: Insert Licensor name],
_____________________________, [Instruction: Insert Licensor address] (the “Licensor”),
and __________________, _______________________________ (the “Licensee”).
WHEREAS, Licensor owns and/or controls certain copyrightable work(s), as set forth in
Schedule “A” attached hereto and incorporated by this reference (the “Work(s)”);
WHEREAS, Licensee desires to exhibit, perform and broadcast the Works(s) in the mediums set
forth in Schedule “A” hereto (the “Media”);
NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration the receipt of which is hereby
acknowledged by each party hereto, it is agreed as follows:
1. GRANT AND RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
A. Licensor hereby expressly grants to Licensee a non-exclusive license to exhibit, perform
and broadcast the Work(s) over the Media, in the Territory set forth in Schedule “A” (the
“Broadcast”). In connection with the Broadcast, Licensee may produce an ephemeral record,
cache copy, backup, and/or other copies that are necessary in order to produce the Broadcast.
B. The Licensee acknowledges and agrees that: (i) Licensor shall retain all ownership rights,
copyrights and other rights to the Work(s); and (ii) this Agreement does not, without the prior
written consent of Licensor, authorize or permit the Licensee to otherwise exploit the Work(s) in
any other form, manner or medium not expressly authorized herein.
Provided Licensor fully performs all material obligations under this Agreement, and in full
consideration of all rights granted herein, Licensee shall pay or cause to be paid to Licensor, the
sum of _______________ Dollars ($_______) [Instruction: Insert Fee Amount] as
compensation, which sum shall be payable upon the later of execution hereof and initial
Broadcast pursuant hereto. This compensation shall constitute payment in full to Licensor, and to
all persons or entities deriving or claiming rights through Licensor.
The term of this Agreement (herein referred as the “Term”) shall be ___________________
(____)[Instruction: Insert Term Duration and Choose: years/months/days], commencing
upon the Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Either party may terminate this
Agreement in the event that the other party breaches a material provision or defaults on a
material obligation hereunder, provided that the failure by either party to perform any of its
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obligations hereunder shall not be deemed a breach of this agreement unless such party gives the
other party written notice of such failure to perform and such failure is not corrected within thirty
(30) days (fifteen (15) days with respect to payment) from and after receipt of such notice.
4. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, INDEMNIFCATION, AND RELEASE
A. Licensor hereby represents and warrants to the Licensee:
i. Owner owns and controls one hundred percent (100%) of all rights, titles and interests
(including, but not limited to, all copyrights) in and to the Work(s) throughout the universe.
ii. Owner has the exclusive, unconditional right to enter into this Agreement, to license
the use the Work(s) to Licensor, and grant the rights granted herein;
iii. The Work(s) do not and will not infringe upon or violate any copyright, trademark, or
infringe upon or violate the right of privacy or any other right of any third party;
iv. Owner has no knowledge of any claim or potential claim regarding the Work(s) by
any party which might in any way affect the Licensee’s rights herein.
B. If any of the agreements, representations or warranties contained in this Agreement are
breached, in whole or in part, Licensor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Licensee, its
officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns, harmless from any fees, penalties, liabilities,
claims, losses or damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) resulting from any and all claims
inconsistent with such agreements, representations or warranties. Licensee hereby agrees to
indemnify, defend and hold Licensor, its officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns,
harmless from any fees, penalties, liabilities, claims, losses or damages (including reasonable
attorneys' fees) arising from or related to the Broadcast, provided said claim is not specifically
related to the Work(s).
C. Provided Licensee fully performs all material obligations under this Agreement, and in
full consideration of all rights granted herein, Licensor hereby releases and discharges Licensee,
its employees, agents, licensees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands or
cause of actions that it may have or may later have for libel, defamation, invasion o