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Music License Agreement Template

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Music License Agreement Template

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Prepared for:

[Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName]

Prepared for:

[Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName]

This Agreement is effective and operational from [Document.CreatedDate] and is signed between [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName] and [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName], collectively referred to as the "parties."

The Producer, [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName], agrees to give credit to the Musician, [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName], alongside payment of $(Insert amount in USD) for giving voice to (Name of the Song or Music Project), under the (Name of the Music Label).

Both parties agree to the following terms and conditions stated in this Agreement:

1. Dissemination of Rights

[Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] agrees to grant [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName] a non-exclusive, globally-applicable, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, and unlimited license to replicate, reproduce, or generate derivative work and orchestrate the Musical Work titled as (Name of the Song or Music Project) to Producer's venture/project for distribution in varied mediums and not restricted to the television broadcast, pay on demand, pay per view, and live events.

The Musical Work consists of (Describe work here) sound recordings and (Description) underlying musical composition, which is embodied in the Agreement.

2. Payment of Royalty Fee

In addition to the project remuneration, [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName]shall pay a (Amount)% of the royalty fee to [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] through (Preferred Mode of Payment) within the duration of (Number of years/days) year.

3. Rights and Obligations Regarding Copywriting Composition

[Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] possesses the legal authority and competence to agree with [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName] and is the exclusive and sole owner of the Musical Content, having the right to grant the license rights intended to be provided as per this Agreement.

However, [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] is not liable to grant any rights or license to utilize any content, technology, or intellectual property which might raise a dispute with this Agreement.

[Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] agrees to insure, defend, and hold the [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName] and its affiliates, alongside their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, and Producer Party’s Content Licenses, safe from and against all the claims, costs, losses, liability, and expenses.

These expenditures will also consist of the legal fees incurred or sustained by any Producer Party arising out of or in connection with any breach committed by [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName] related to this Agreement or any claim asserted or threatened against the Producer Party. However, any such claim should be based on the contention that any Musical Content falling within the scope of this Agreement infringes the copyrights, trademarks, publicity, trade secrets, intellectual property, right of privacy, or any third party’s rights.

[Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName] reserves the right, at the expense of [Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName], to assume the exclusive defense and regulation of any matter if not subject to Musician’s indemnification, in such case, the Musician agrees to cooperate with Producer’s claim and defense.

4. Obtainment of Content Through Legal Means

The Content (Name of the Song or Music Project) has not been acquired through any coercion or unlawful means, whether criminal or civil, and is not subject to any type of applicable access conditions or accreditation terms that might be ruptured by the Content being utilized by the [Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName], its distributors or customers as envisioned under this Agreement.

5. Modifications in the Agreement Clauses

This Agreement sets forth the complete settlement and understanding between both parties concerning the intended subject matter hereof. It surpasses all the settlements or arrangements beforehand, if any, whether written or oral, concerning that.

Both parties have the right to seek amendments or modifications in the Agreement owing to changes in technology or business practices only after seeking written consent from one another. If either party modifies the Agreement without informing and seeking approval from the other, it would lead to a breach of contract or even termination, depending upon the intention and scope of the modifications made.

6. Territory Covered by the Agreement

The clarification, legal effectiveness, and validity of this Agreement shall be administered by the laws of (State), applicable to Musical Contracts entered into and exercised thoroughly within (State).

Both the parties agree that the state or supreme/federal courts located in (State) will hold the sole jurisdiction over any disputes or claims arising under or with association with this Agreement. Accordingly, both parties will adhere to the jurisdiction/authority of such courts.

7. Termination of the Agreement

If any party breaches this Agreement and fails to cure such breach within (Insert number of days) days after written notice thereof, then the other party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice to the breaching party. In addition, to terminate this Agreement, either party must provide the other with written notice of termination specifying one or more of the following grounds for termination:

  1. The other party has materially breached its obligations under this Agreement.

  2. The other party has been convicted of a felony.

  3. The other party is insolvent and unable to make the payment as stated in the Agreement.

Signature
MM / DD / YYYY

Signature
MM / DD / YYYY

[Musician.FirstName][Musician.LastName]

[Producer.FirstName][Producer.LastName]

[Producer.Company]

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