Download: Artist Recording Contract – II


THIS AGREEMENT is for the services of music and/or entertainment described below between the undersigned Artist(s) (includes accompanying musicians and/or entertainers as described below, hereinafter referred to as “ARTIST”) and the Company who is to provide services (hereinafter referred to as “COMPANY”).

The term of this agreement shall be for a period of _________________(_______) years, effective this ___________ day of ___________, 20__.

This agreement shall remain in effect for a period of _____________________        from the effective date, and during that period you will, at mutually convenient times, perform at the COMPANY’S recording studios for the purpose of recording ____________ number of compositions.

You hereby grant to the COMPANY, its associates, subsidiaries, nominees, successors and assigns (1) the right to manufacture, advertise, sell, and license recording and records embodying the performances to be recorded hereunder, upon such terms and conditions as the COMPANY may approve; (2) the right to use your name, likeness and biographical material, if desired, in connection with the manufacture, use and/or sale of any such recordings and records; and (3) all rights in and to the recordings, matrices, tapes, and records, and the use and control thereof, upon which are reproduced the performances to be recorded hereunder.

The COMPANY will pay ARTIST a royalty of ____________ cents ($.___) for each recording manufactured and sold by the COMPANY or its associates.

We shall make all payments to you for recordings within fourteen (14) days of the recording sessions. All royalties shall be paid to you on the 15th of ________ and _______ of each year, during which records made are sold and paid for. These payments shall be for the six (6) months immediately preceding each _________ and ______ 15th for the term ending ______ 1 and ______ 1 of each year.

During the term of this agreement, and all extensions and renewals thereof, you will not perform for the purpose of making recordings for any other person, firm or corporation. You will not perform any composition recorded for any other person, firm or corporation for a period of _____ (___) years after our recording is made.

The ARTIST hereby warrants that he has not entered into any oral or written obligations, contracts, or AGREEMENTS of any nature prior to the signing of this AGREEMENT which is now in force and binding and which would in any way interfere with carrying out this AGREEMENT to its full intent and purpose.

This AGREEMENT and option shall be considered renewed at the end of the period herein unless ARTIST receives a written notice with the intent to terminate this contract. Any questions relating to this AGREEMENT shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of ______________________.

GOVERNING LAW: This AGREEMENT shall be governed by the laws and in the courts of the State of _____________ and by the laws of the United States, excluding their conflicts of law principles. Any dispute or legal proceeding regarding the AGREEMENT shall take place in the county of _____________, in the State of _________________.
Your signature below will constitute this as a binding agreement between us.

DATED: _______________________


For Artist                                          For Agent





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