A Copyright Assignment from Publisher to Publisher agreement is an assignment of
rights subsisting in a work product by one publisher to another publisher for some
consideration. This agreement contains both standard clauses as well as opportunities
for customization to ensure that the understandings of the parties are properly set forth.
This form is useful when a publisher wishes to assign rights in a work to another
ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT PUBLISHER TO
THIS ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT (herein referred to as the “Assignment”) is made and
entered into this ________________ day of __________________ 20__, by and among
_____________________________ (herein referred to as the “Assignor”),
__________________________________ (herein referred to as “Assignee”) and
____________________________, (herein referred to as “Author”).
In consideration of the covenants and obligations contained herein, Assignor, Assignee and
Songwriter represent and agree as follows:
1. The Assignor hereby assigns to the Assignee the copyright of the following musical
[Give details of the work to be assigned]
2. In consideration of the rights granted hereunder, the Assignee agrees to pay the Assignor a
sum of $ ($ ) dollars and this assignment is null and void unless the
said sum has been paid to and has been received by the Assignor on or before
3. The Author of the musical compositions does hereby consent and approve this assignment and
the Author hereby releases the Assignor from any and all obligations incurred under the existing
contracts entitled dated concerning
the musical compositions.
4. The musical composition herein assigned was registered in the Copyright Office on
and the registration number is .
5. This Assignment shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of ________. Any
dispute, controversy or legal proceeding regarding this Assignment shall be resolved and
adjudicated in the Courts of the State of _________________.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement effective as of the date first
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STATE OF _______________
COUNTY OF _____________
Before me this [insert date] personally appeared: [name of assignor], to me known to be the
person who is described in and who executed the foregoing assignment instrument and
acknowledged to me that he executed the same of his own free will for the purpose therein
My Commission Expires: ________
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