Music Producer Contract Template

This Music Producer Contract (this “Music Producer Contract”) is the sole and complete agreement between [NAME OF PRODUCER], with an address at [ADDRESS] (hereinafter referred to as the “Producer”) and [NAME OF ARTIST], with an address at [ADDRESS] (hereinafter referred to as the “Artist”) for the Producer’s services in producing master recordings (hereinafter referred to as a “Masters”) for and of the Artist.

In consideration of the premises above and of the mutual covenants and commitments contained in this Music Producer Contract, the parties hereto, consisting of the Producer and the Artist, agree as follows:

  1. ENGAGEMENT

The Artist engages the Producer to produce Masters of the Artist’s sound recordings embodied in the files transferred to Producer on [DATE]. The titles of each track to be produced by the Producer are as follows:

PandaTip: If there are titles associated with the tracks, you will want to list them here or in an attachment.

The Producer shall use best efforts to produce the Masters, and such production efforts shall occur at times convenient for the Producer and the Artist. Upon completion of the Masters the Producer will deliver to the Artist two (2) master CDs.

  1. COMPENSATION

In consideration of the Producers services, the Artist will pay the Producer a fixed price of [DOLLAR AMOUNT] for each Master, which includes recording time and engineering time. Until such time as payment is rendered by the Artist, the recordings of the Masters will remain the property of the Producer. In the event of termination of this Music Producer Contract, the Artist will pay the Producer for all work completed and any work in progress.

  1. NON-INFRINGEMENT

The Artist represents and warrants that the music provided to the Producer to be recorded and produced hereunder is the Artist’s original work and to its knowledge is not infringing on another’s copyrights.

  1. NO RIGHTS

No rights in the underlying composition in the musical works to be produced hereunder shall transfer to the Producer. The Artist will ensure that any and all commercialization of the Masters will give credit to the Producer as the producer of the Masters.

PandaTip: If the Producer is providing a discount rate in consideration of gaining rights to the master or any other rights that would provide the Producer a share of license fees, you will need to change the header for this Section and provide explanation of the rights to be conveyed to the Producer.

  1. SAMPLES

The Producer represents and warrants that the Masters will contain and do not contain any unauthorized samples and the Producer will indemnify the Artist to the fullest extent for any claims made that unauthorized samples have been used.

  1. GENERAL

This Music Producer Contract shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of [STATE], excluding any conflict of laws principles. Any and all modifications or additions to this Music Producer Contract must be writing and signed by both Parties. All notices required hereunder must be in writing and sent to the address of each party first written above.  The rights and obligations of the Parties hereunder which by their nature extend beyond termination of this Music Producer Contract will remain in effect until fulfilled, will survive termination, and will bind the Parties and their successors and assigns, if any. This Music Producer Contract may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

ACCEPTED AND AGREED:

[PRODUCER NAME]

_________________________________     ______________

[NAME], [TITLE]                                          DATE

[ARTIST NAME]

_________________________________     ______________

[NAME]                                                           DATE

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