Download: CoPublishing Contract

THIS AGREEMENT, made this            day of                             , 20    , is for the services of music and/or entertainment described below between the undersigned Artists (includes accompanying musicians and/or entertainers as described below, hereinafter referred to as “FIRST PARTY” and “SECOND PARTY”) who will act as co-publishers.

FIRST PARTY and SECOND PARTY agree to co-publish a musical composition entitled:


words and music written by:


FIRST PARTY and SECOND PARTY agree to co-publish the composition on a fifty-fifty (50-50) basis. FIRST PARTY and SECOND PARTY will each receive fifty (50%) percent of all publishing receipts of said composition following payment of all writer royalties, costs of copyright and usage registration, printing and all normal expenses incurred on behalf of said composition. Any extraordinary expenses will not be incurred by either party without the written consent of the other (i.e., advertising, publicity, promotional expenses).

Public Performance Rights in and to the composition will be assigned to and licensed by ________________________________ is hereby authorized to pay directly to each of the publishers the following:  (a) FIRST PARTY, 50%; (b) SECOND PARTY, 50%.

The composition is to be copyrighted in the joint names of the parties. Additionally, under the terms of this agreement, the composition’s joint ownership shall be for the life of the copyright and any renewal of this copyright. Sheet music, folios, record labels, orchestrations, and all other printed material concerning the composition shall bear the names of both publishers.

SECOND PARTY agrees that FIRST PARTY shall issue all licenses for the mechanical reproduction, and synchronization uses of said composition throughout the world, and for sub-publication rights to said composition throughout the world in behalf of both parties.

It is further agreed that FIRST PARTY shall be held accountable to SECOND PARTY and the composer(s), and FIRST PARTY agrees to make statements and payments to SECOND PARTY and composer(s), within forty-five (45) days after June 30th and December 31st of each calendar year.

GOVERNING LAW: This AGREEMENT shall be governed by the laws and in the courts of the State of _____________ and by the laws of theUnited 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 _________________.

This agreement and option shall be considered renewed at the end of the period herein unless each party 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 ______________________.

Your signature below will constitute this as a binding agreement between us.

DATED:  _______________________


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