A Copyright Assignment from a Publisher to a Songwriter is an agreement that is used
when a publisher is reverting copyright, and ownership in the work product back to the
songwriter. This document in its draft form contains numerous of the standard clauses
commonly used in these types of agreements, as well as optional language to allow for
customization to ensure the specific terms of the parties’ agreement are
addressed. This form is most useful for publishers who want to revert copyright
ownership in a song back to the songwriter.
ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT
THIS ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT (the “Assignment”) is made and entered into this
________________ day of __________________ 20__, by and between
_____________________________ (the “Publisher”),
__________________________________ ( the “Songwriter”)
In consideration of the covenants and obligations contained herein, the Publisher and the
Songwriter represent and agree as follows:
1. The Publisher hereby assigns ownership of, and the copyright to, the following musical
compositions, to the Songwriter (the “Composition”):
[Give details of the work to be assigned]
2. In consideration of the rights granted hereunder, the Songwriter agrees to pay the Publisher a
sum of $______________ on or before ___________________________.
3. The Songwriter and the Publisher do hereby release each other from any and all obligations
incurred under the existing agreement entitled ________________ dated __________________
concerning the Composition.
4. The Composition herein assigned was registered in the U.S. 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 Assignment effective as of the date
first written above
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STATE OF _______________
COUNTY OF _____________
Before me this ______________________________[insert date] personally appeared:
__________________________[name of assignor], known to me 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 expressed.
My Commission Expires: ________
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