Download: Master Use Recording License

The sound recording hereinafter referred to as “MASTER” of the musical composition covered by this license: ______________________________________________

with a duration of _______________minutes and  seconds

Song title: ______________________________________________________________

The film covered by this license is tentatively entitled:


The Territory covered is (hereafter referred to as “TERRITORY”):


The type and duration of uses of the MASTER to be recorded are:



The sum of _______________________ Dollars ($________) for each of the MASTERS, payable upon the full execution of this license to:


(herein referred to as “LICENSOR”), hereby grants to PRODUCER the nonexclusive, irrevocable right, license, privilege, and authority to record, rerecord, reproduce and perform the MASTER in any manner, medium or form, in any language, in each country of the TERRITORY in synchronization or in time relation with the Film; in air, screen, television and audiovisual trailers and all audio visual promotions of the Film, and the advertising, publicity and other exploitation of the Film (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Film Uses”). PRODUCER also has the right to make copies of such recordings and/or copies into any country throughout the TERRITORY in accordance with the terms, conditions and limitations set forth in this AGREEMENT.

LICENSOR hereby grants to PRODUCER the right to publicly and/or privately use the MASTERS embodied in the Film, by any and all methods of exhibiting the Film, and in any and all media, whether known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, the following:

Theatrical exhibition to audiences in motion picture theaters and other places of public entertainment, including, without limitation, the right to televise the Film into such theaters and other public places;

Free television exhibition, whether by network, non-network, local or syndicated broadcast;

Pay television, subscription television, CATV, cable television, or any and all other closed circuit broadcasts into home or hotel-motel television; and

In any transportation facility.

LICENSOR further grants to PRODUCER in each country of the TERRITORY, the non-exclusive right to authorize fixing the MASTERS in and as part of the Film Uses on any and all forms of audiovisual contrivances, including but not limited to: videocassettes, video discs, videotapes, videorecords and any and all compact audiovisual devices whether now or hereafter known or devised (“Video Records”) and:

To utilize such Video Records for any and all purposes, uses and performances; and

To sell, lease, license or otherwise make such Video Records available to the public as a device intended for any and all purposes now or hereafter known.

LICENSOR further grants to PRODUCER the right to use the MASTERS on a soundtrack album for distribution and sale to all countries throughout the TERRITORY. If the soundtrack album embodies the MASTERS, PRODUCER agrees to pay to LICENSOR a pro rata royalty (based on the percentage of overall time of music on the soundtrack album agreement(s) that PRODUCER may enter into regarding the Film.

This license does not authorize or permit any use of the master not expressly set forth herein. LICENSOR reserves all rights not expressly granted to PRODUCER hereunder.

The rerecording, reproduction and performing rights granted above shall endure in perpetuity without payment of any additional consideration.

LICENSOR represents and warrants that it owns or controls the MASTERS licensed and that it has the legal right and power to enter into and to grant this license. PRODUCER shall not be required to pay any additional funds for the rights granted in this license, except as provided. LICENSOR shall indemnify and hold harmless PRODUCER, its successors, assigns and licensees from and against any and all loss, damages, liabilities, actions, suits or other claims arising out of any breach or alleged breach, in whole or in part, of the foregoing representations and warranties, and for reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred.

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 _________________.

Signature below will constitute this as a binding agreement.

DATED: _______________________






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