Recording Studio Contract

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									This Recording Studio Contract is made between a recording company and an artist for
the purpose of recording a master recording and for the promotion and distribution of
the recording by the recording company. This template agreement provides standard
clauses common to similar agreements, such as a description of the recording services
provided, fees paid by the artist, a license to distribute the recording, and an agreement
by the artist to apply for registration and membership with the Broadcast Music, Inc.,
among others. This document can be customized to ensure that the understandings of
the parties are properly set forth.
                    RECORDING STUDIO CONTRACT
This Recording Studio Contract (the “Agreement”) made this ____ day of __________,
201______, between _________________ (hereinafter, the “Company”) and
___________________ (hereinafter, the “Artist”).

WHEREAS the Company is in the business of providing recording studios to artists for the
purpose of recording audio and the distribution of recordings;

AND WHEREAS the Artist intends to record an audio track or audio tracks entitled
_______________ ______________ [PROVIDE TITLE(S) OF THE RECORDING(S)]
(hereinafter, individually and collectively, the “Recording”);

AND WHEREAS the Artist desires to retain the services of the Company for the recording and
distribution of the Recording;

AND WHEREAS the Company desires to provide its services to the Artist for the recording and
distribution of the Recording.

NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein,
the Company and the Artist hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:

                                 RECORDING SERVICES

1.01   The Company hereby agrees that it shall provide to the Artists one (1) of its recording
       studios for the recording of the Recording and shall produce ____ (__) [PROVIDE
       NUMBER OF MATERS TO BE PROVIDED TO ARTIST] master recordings. The
       Artist shall perform all of the music on the Recording and the Recording shall be no less
       than _____ (___) minutes in length.

1.02   The Recording shall be produced in a quality of which is standard for master recordings
       in accordance with the industry standards.

1.03   The Artist and the Company shall cooperate fully in connection with the recording and
       production of the master recordings and in the direction and performance of the music.

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

1.05   The Company acknowledges and agrees that Artist may use additional musicians for the
       purpose of assisting the Artist perform the music for the Recording. All costs associated
       with the use of additional musicians shall be borne by the Artist.




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                                            TERM

2.01   The Term of this Agreement shall be for a period of _______ (___) months/years
       [SPECIFY WHICH PERIOD OF TIME] (hereinafter, the “Term”). The Term shall
       commence on the ____ day of _______, 201____ unless otherwise agreed by the
       Company and the Artist in writing.

                                             FEES

3.01   The Artist shall pay to the Company a Recording Fee of ________ ($_______) Dollars
       (the “Recording Fee”) for the recording and production of _____ master copies of the
       Recording. The Recording Fee shall be paid by the Artist to the Company as follows:

       (a) Upon execution of this Agreement, the Artist shall pay to the Company ________
           ($_______) Dollars (the “Initial Payment”) of the Recording Fee;

       (b) Upon the completion of the Recording, the Artist shall pay to the Company the
           balance of the Recording Fee in the amount of _________ ($________) Dollars plus
           any and all applicable taxes.

3.02   The Company agrees that it shall assume all costs associated with the recording and
       production of the Recording, except as otherwise provided in Paragraph 1.05, above. The
       Artist shall assume all costs associated with the Artist’s traveling expenses, lodging and
       meals.


                               STUDIO RECORDING TIME

4.01   The Artist shall attend the Company’s recording studio located at
       ______________________ [PROVIDE ADDRESS OF RECORDING STUDIO] to
       record the Recording in accordance with the dates and times set out on Schedule “A”
       annexed hereto, or at such other dates and times as may be mutually agreed to by the
       Company and the Artist.

                             COMPLETION OF RECORDING

5.01   The Recording shall be completed by the Artist by no later than the _____ day of
       __________, 201_____ (hereinafter, the “Completion Date”). The Artist and the
       Company each agree that they shall, at all times throughout the duration of this
       Agreement, exercise all reasonable means to complete the Recording by the Completion
       Date.

5.02   On the Completion Date, the Company shall have produced _____ (___) master
       recordings               ready               for                distribution.

       OWNERSHIP OF RECORDING
6.01   The Company acknowledges that all right, title and interest in and to the Recording shall
       be the sole property of the Artist, including, but not limited to, each of the songs on the
       Recording, the Artist’s performance of the songs on the Recording and the title of the
       Recording.

                        LICENSE TO DISTRIBUTE RECORDING

7.01   The Artist hereby agrees to grant a license to the Company for the distribution of the
       Recording within the following territories:

       (a) ________________________;

         (b) ________________________.
{Instruction: Provide the geographic area(s) where Company has/will have distribution
rights.}

7.02   The license granted by the Artist to the Company for the distribution of the Recording
       shall be for a period of _____ (___) year(s). At the end of the term of the license granted
       by the Artist, the Artist and the Company shall have the option to renew the license
       granted by the Artist to the Company for a further period of _______ (____) year(s).

7.03   The Company will diligently use its best efforts to secure the distribution of the
       Recording throughout the territories listed above, through one or more major distribution
       companies (including record companies, film companies, or any other company).

7.04   Upon the execution of this Agreement by the Company and the Artist, the Company and
       the Artist shall enter into a License Agreement for the distribution of the Recording in a
       form annexed hereto as Schedule “B”.

                    MEMBERSHIP WITH BROADCAST MUSIC INC.

8.01   Within ______ (___) days/weeks [SPECIFY WHICH TIME PERIOD] after the
       execution of this Agreement, the Artist shall apply for registration and membership with
       Broadcast Music Inc. The Artist shall bear all costs in association with obtaining such
       membership.

                        PERSONAL APPEARANCES BY ARTISTS

9.01   The Artist shall appear at no less than _____ (___) personal appearances at such times
       and places as designated by the Company to assist with the promotion of the Recording.
       The Company shall arrange all personal appearances for the Artist at such times and
       places with the prior written consent of the Artist. Company will cover all costs for these
       personal appearances, which will include travel and lodging, if an appearance is more
       than _____ miles from where Artist is living.
                                  GENERAL PROVISIONS



10.01 The Company and the Artist hereby agree that all contents of this Agreement any and all
      documents and other information of either party which are made available to the other
      will be deemed to be provided in confidence. This provision shall survive the
      termination of this Agreement.

10.02 Each party hereto agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the other party (and any other
      relation to the other party) harmless against any and all claims of whatsoever nature
      arising from misrepresentation, default, misconduct, failure to perform or any other act
      related to this Agreement that is done by the original party. This paragraph is specifically
      intended to protect the innocent party from damages relating to the intentional or
      negligent act of the other party.

10.03 The Company and the Artist shall not be liable for, any failure to perform or delay in the
      performance of its obligations under this Agreement due to causes beyond its or their
      control. No failure by either the Company or the Artist to pursue any remedy resulting
      from a breach in this Agreement by the other party shall be construed as a waiver of that
      breach, nor as a waiver of any subsequent or other breach unless such waiver is signed
      and in writing.

10.04 This Agreement shall not be amended or altered without the prior written consent of the
      Company and the Artist.

10.05 No waiver by the Company or the Artist of any right shall be construed as a waiver of
      any other right.

10.06 Severability. In the event a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this
      Agreement invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be severed from the Agreement,
      and the remainder of this Agreement shall be interpreted so as best to effect the intent of
      the Company and the Artist.

10.07 Any notices to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be delivered to:

       to the Company, at:




       Attention:

       Fax: (___)
to the Artist, at:




        Attention:

        Fax: (___)

      Both parties agree to notify the other party, in writing, if their contact address changes.
      Until and unless such written notice is given, all material mailed to the current address, as
      provided for in this paragraph, is deemed to have been received 3 business days after
      valid mailing. "Valid Mailing" means mail sent First Class, pre-paid postage, through the
      United States Postal Service, or by any other overnight mail service as shall be agreed
      upon by Parties.
10.08 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Company and the Artist and
      supersedes all prior agreements whether oral or written.

10.09 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of _____________________.
Parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of ________________________ {Instruction: Provide
the county where both parties agree that any disagreement or dispute will be heard.}.

       IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Company and the Artist have executed this Agreement on
the day and year first written above.
                                         [COMPANY]
                                         Per:



                                                     Name: _______________
                                                     Title: __________________
                                                     I have authority to bind the Company.




Witness:                                             Signature of Artist

                                                     ______________________________
                                                     Print Name of Artist
SCHEDULE “A”
SCHEDULE “B”

								
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