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									 EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AND PERSONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
             Exclusive Artist Recording Agreement


This EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AND PERSONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, (hereinafter referred to as
The "Agreement") executed and effective this ___________ day of ___________, 20____, by and
between:

 _________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Artist") and

_________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Label"):



RECITALS

A. Label is an organization which specializes in the management, recording, recording distribution and
representation of musical artists;

B. Label is familiar with the musical abilities of Artist and has the expertise, ability, industry contacts and
resources to assist Artist in the furtherance of his/her career.

C. Artist performs under the name "__________________________________________";

D. Label and Artist wish to enter into this Agreement to provide for the production and distribution of the
Recording.


IT IS, THEREFORE, AGREED AS FOLLOWS:


A. TERM.

The effectiveness of this Agreement shall commence with its execution by all of the parties, and shall
continue thereafter for a period of ____________ years & ____________ Month/s.

This contract is effective from:

 ________/______/20___________ (Start Date) to ______/_______/__________ (End Date)


B. EXCLUSIVE

The artist is signing to the Label exclusively. This means that the artist can't:

    1   Record for another label/s without permission unless the other record label is owned & operative
        by the Label.
    2   Get a distribution deal without permission
    3   Publishes deal without permission
    4   Can’t set up or go into a partnership deal to create their own Record Label without permission,
    5   Nor can they leave the contract if they're unhappy.

The Label however, remains to terminate the contract at anytime, remains free to sign and promote as
many artists as it wishes. If the artist wants to make a guest appearance on another artist's record, they'll
need a 'sideman' provision to cover this.


C. PRODUCTION OF RECORDING.

The Recording shall be produced in the following manner:


1. PRODUCTION.

Label agrees to produce one master recording consisting of songs written and performed by Artist
(hereinafter referred to as the "Songs". The resulting recording (hereinafter referred to as the "Recording")
shall include music of not less than thirty (30) minutes in playing duration, and shall be of a quality which
is equal to master recordings normally produced for commercial distribution.


2. CONTRIBUTION BY ARTIST.

Artist agrees to full cooperate with the Label, in good faith, in the production of the Recording; to
contribute to such production the music and lyrics embodied in the Songs; to arrange, direct and perform
the Songs in such a manner as to facilitate the production of the Recording; and to otherwise strictly
observe the remaining duties and obligations of this Agreement.

The Artist agrees with the following:

    1   The Artist agrees if he/she steals anyone material or anything from the Label the label can take
        full action against him/her even if the material is copyrighted or isn’t copyright or released. The
        artist gives the label full power of his/her consent that the label can take legal action against
        him/she even if they have or haven’t got prove. Also, the artist will pay his expenses owned to the
        label so the Label can termination the Contract once he/she paid back all of his/her expenses
        what he/her own the label.

    2   The artist agrees damages any equipment or property of the label he/she will pay for the
        damages cost when required.

    3   The Artist agrees he/she will pay the expenses what the label set or if the expense changes while
        he/she is still signed to the label. The artist agrees he/she will pay the expenses what they
        changed it to.

    4   The artist agrees if a third party or a person ask for a cut or a percentage of the net sales he/she
        will pay them out of his/her royalties not the labels royalties and the artist will take full
        responsibility not the label. If anyone comes and ask for a cut or a percentage the record label
        won't have to deal with it or help if sort the problem out.

    5   The artist agrees gives the record label the right to not release or distribution his/her material if
        the label don't want it to be release or distribution commercially.

    6   The artist gives the label all of his/her rights & powers and grants the label to have all decisions
        over the recordings, master copies & pro type copies.

    7   The artist gives the label all of his/her rights & powers and grants the label to have over any
        decisions, project made and talked about.


3. COSTS.
Label and Artist shall be jointly responsible for all costs incurred in the production of the Recording,
including the prepayment of all travel, hotel and meal costs incurred by Artist in attending the recording
sessions referenced in Section C.5 herein. Label may recover such receipted expenses pursuant to the
production of master recordings or the advancement of the Artist's career or when the label requires it.
Label's production, promotion, manufacturing and all other bonafide expenses relating to Artist are
deemed recoupable from the gross income/Royalties from the artist.


4. ARTISTIC CONTROL.

Label and Artist shall be jointly responsible for all decisions regarding the artistic content of the
Recording.


5. DATES AND LOCATION OF RECORDING SESSIONS.

The recording sessions necessary to produce the Recording shall occur at studios and facilities chosen
by Label commencing on ____________, 20____ and ending on ____________, 20_________.


6. ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS.

Label & Artist shall provide and compensate sufficient and competent musicians to properly perform the
Songs, as arranged and directed by Label, Artist and Producer. Artist hereby grants to Label the
The artist gives the label all of his/her rights & powers and grants the label to have all decisions over
additional musicians and talked about. The artist agrees he/she will pay the additional musicians out of
his/her royalties not the labels royalties. If it cost the label anything the Label may recover such costs
pursuant to Section C.3 from the artist royalties herein.


7. TITLE.

The title of the Recording shall be chosen by agreement between the Label and the Artist.


8. COMPLETION AND RELEASE.

The Recording shall be completed and prepared for release and distribution on or before ___________,
20________. Label and Artist acknowledge that time is of the essence in the completion of the
Recording, and each agrees to exercise all reasonable means to achieve such completion.


9. ASSIGNMENT OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS BY ARTIST.

Upon the timely occurrence and performance of all material events and obligations required to produce
the Recording. Artist shall assign to the Label all of his/her ownership & rights, title, and interest in and to
the following property, for distribution and commercial exploitation in the United Kingdom and Worldwide:

A. The Songs,

B. Artist's performance of the Songs contained in the Recording,

C. The title of the Recording,

D. Music videos of the artist,
E. Photographs of the artist,

F. Video footage of the artist.


10. LICENSE FOR USE OF NAME AND IMAGE/S.

Upon the timely occurrence and performance of all material events and obligations required to produce
the Recording. The Artist shall assign all of his/her ownership, rights & copyright to the Label to license
for the use of name and image/s. The Artist shall grant the ownership to the Label the exclusive license to
use the name “________________________________", and the Artist's photographic image/s, video
footages of the artist, in the promotion and distribution of the Recording and other recording for the full life
of copyright.


11. COPYRIGHT.

Upon Artist's assignment of the Following pursuant to Section C. herein, Label shall proceed to obtain
and secure a copyright for each of the following. The label will have the copyright for the full life of
copyright.

Master Recording’s

Upon Artist's assignment of the Master Copies/recordings herein, Label shall proceed to obtain and
secure a copyright for each of the said Master Copies/recordings. Each such copyright shall be the sole
property of the Label. The label will have the sole property copyright for the full life of copyright.

      1   If the Label Don’t Distribution the recording the unreleased recordings and master copies will
          remain the property of the label for the artist's entire career and the full life of copyright.

      2   Also, once the artist has repaid all recording costs, the label will still own the masters for the full
          life of copyright.


12. MECHANICAL LICENSES FOR CONTROLLED COMPOSITIONS

(a)     Nothing herein shall operate as a grant by Artist to Label of any copyright ownership rights in and
to any musical compositions embodied in any of the Masters that are written by other Artist/s who isn’t
signed to the label, in whole or in part, or owned and/or controlled by Artist (or Artist’s publishing
designee), in whole or in part (“Controlled Compositions”).

         (b)     Label & Artist shall be responsible for obtaining any and all necessary permissions from
all copyright owners of the musical compositions embodied on any of the Masters and Label & artist shall
be and shall cause any Distributor to be responsible for all payments required to be made to such
copyright owners in respect of label's and Distributor’s, as applicable, exploitation of any musical
composition embodied in any of the Masters.

(c)     With respect to all Controlled Compositions, Label is hereby granted a mechanical license for
same for the United Kingdom, United States and Worldwide at a rate per composition (pro-rated as
described below) equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the minimum statutory compulsory license rate
(without regard to any playing time formula) (the "Controlled Composition Rate") in effect in the country
concerned on the date of delivery of the Masters to Label on the basis of all Records sold and not
returned.

(d)       The mechanical royalty rate shall be computed on a pro-rata basis with all other musical
compositions embodied on any LP, and the maximum aggregate mechanical royalties payable by Label
in the United Kingdom, United States and Worldwide in respect of all of the musical compositions
embodied on any LP shall be an amount equal to twelve (12) times the Controlled Composition Rate on
LPs; five (5) times the Controlled Composition Rate on CD-5's and EPs; and three (3) times the
Controlled Composition Rate on 12" singles. No mechanical royalties shall be payable with respect to
any Records or LPs given away as “free goods” or for which no royalties are payable to Label, and
subject to the next sentence, arranged versions of a musical composition in the public domain which are
claimed by Artist to be subject to this paragraph. If ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC accords regular performance
credit for any public domain work, then the copyright royalty rate on any such Composition will be
apportioned according to the same ratio used by ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC in determining the performance
credit.


13. MECHANICAL LICENSES FOR CONTROLLED INSTRUMENT/S

(a)     Nothing herein shall operate as a grant by Artist to Label of any copyright ownership rights in and
to any musical instrument/s embodied in any of the Masters that are produced by other Artist/s who isn’t
signed to the label, in whole or in part, or owned and/or controlled by other Artist/s (or Artist’s publishing
designee), in whole or in part (“Controlled Compositions”).

         (b)     Label & Artist shall be responsible for obtaining any and all necessary permissions from
all copyright owners of the musical instrument/s embodied on any of the Masters and Label & artist shall
be and shall cause any Distributor to be responsible for all payments required to be made to such
copyright owners in respect of label's and Distributor’s, as applicable, exploitation of any musical
instrumental/s embodied in any of the Masters.

(c)     With respect to all Controlled Compositions/musical instrument/s, Label is hereby granted a
mechanical license for same for the United Kingdom, United States and Worldwide at a rate per
composition/musical instrument/s (pro-rated as described below) equal to one hundred percent (100%) of
the minimum statutory compulsory license rate (without regard to any playing time formula) (the
"Controlled Composition Rate") in effect in the country concerned on the date of delivery of the Masters to
Label on the basis of all Records sold and not returned.

(d)      The mechanical royalty rate shall be computed on a pro-rata basis with all other musical
compositions/musical instrument/s embodied on any LP, and the maximum aggregate mechanical
royalties payable by Label in the United Kingdom, United States and Worldwide in respect of all of the
musical compositions/musical instrument/s embodied on any LP shall be an amount equal to twelve (12)
times the Controlled Composition/musical instrument/s Rate on LPs; five (5) times the Controlled
Composition/musical instrument/s Rate on CD-5's and EPs; and three (3) times the Controlled
Composition/musical instrument/s Rate on 12" singles. No mechanical royalties shall be payable with
respect to any Records or LPs given away as “free goods” or for which no royalties are payable to Label,
and subject to the next sentence, arranged versions of a musical composition in the public domain which
are claimed by Artist to be subject to this paragraph. If ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC accords regular
performance credit for any p
								
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