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CONTRACT CONTENTS

ARTICLE I

  • OBJECT
  • AUTHORIZATION OF EXPLOITATION
  • OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRODUCER
  • OBLIGATIONS OF THE ARTIST

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘CONTRACT FOR HIRE OF [ARTIST / SINGER / BACKING SINGER] FOR PHONOGRAM PRODUCTION’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between [ARTIST / SINGER / BACKING SINGER] (the “Artist”) and [PRODUCER NAME] (the “Producer”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Artist and Producer are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

WHEREAS, the Producer desires to hire the Artist to record phonogram(s).

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration considered hereinafter, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged by the Parties, the Artist  and the Producer agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. OBJECT

The Producer agrees to hire the Artist in the Artist’s professional capacity to record one or more phonograms. These phonograms will be exploited individually or as part of an Album. The work(s) to be recorded include the following:

WORK NAMES:
  1. AUTHORIZATION OF EXPLOITATION

The Artist authorizes, for purposes of public commercialization throughout the world, the fixation and reproduction by the Producer of the phonograms defined in Section 1. Therefore, the Producer shall have the right to manufacture, publish, sell by way of any medium (audio cassette, CD, DVD audio or other existing formats) or via online communication networks (Internet and others), and broadcast in any format the phonograms defined in Section 1. The Producer may do so under the heading, label or mark of the Producer’s choice and throughout the world.

Any exploitation other than the uses defined above, including uses in advertising, film or live performances, and with respect to special products, shall be subject to the prior written authorization of the collective rights management organization representing the Artist. The Producer must have the Artist sign a Recording Session Sheet, in accordance with customary professional practices, and to provide a copy of this Recording Session Sheet to the collective management organization that administers the rights of Musicians and Singers in the country of production of the phonograms.

The Artist hereby further grants the right to use the Artist’s name and photograph, if needed, in connection with the exploitation of the phonograms.

  1. OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRODUCER

The Producer must complete all obligations imposed by labour laws and other relevant national laws with respect to the hiring of the Artist. The Producer must pay the Artist a remuneration of [$AMOUNT] ([$###]) per recording session, as compensation for the Artist’s participation in the phonogram recording, as well as for the publishing and sale of the phonograms via any medium (audio cassette, CD, DVD audio or other existing formats) or via online communication networks (Internet or others). The broadcasting of the phonograms is subject to a remuneration paid directly by the broadcasting organization to the collective management organization that administers the rights of Musicians and Singers in the country of the broadcasting.

  1. OBLIGATIONS OF THE ARTIST

The Artist, if foreign, confirms that the Artist is authorized to work in the country of production of the phonograms; and the Artist must submit proof thereof. The Artist must be present from the [##TH] day of [MONTH], [YEAR], to the [##TH] day of [MONTH], [YEAR], at the following location(s):

RECORDING LOCATIONS:

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