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CONTRACT CONTENTS

ARTICLE I

  • ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER
  • SALE OF MUSIC / LYRICAL COMPOSITION COPYRIGHTS
  • REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTEES

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between [NAME] (the “Publisher”) and [NAME] (the “Writer”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Publisher and Writer are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties”).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

WHEREAS, the Parties desire to assign and transfer unto Writer by the Publisher the following musical  / lyrical composition copyright(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 Publisher and the Writer agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER

The Publisher hereby does sell, assign, and transfer unto Writer, and its successors, assigns and personal representatives, all right, title and interest in and to the following musical  / lyrical composition copyright(s):

FIRST COMPOSITION COPYRIGHT
Musical / Lyrical Composition Entitled: _______________________________________ Written and Composed by: ________________________________________________ Copyrighted on: _________________________________________________________ Registered with the Copyright Office of [COUNTRY] on: __________________________ Copyright Entry, Class E, Copyright Number:  __________________________________
  1. SALE OF MUSIC / LYRICAL COMPOSITION COPYRIGHTS

Compensation for the said assignment of musical / lyrical composition copyright(s), together with any and all existing copyrights in the [COUNTRY NAME] and throughout the world shall be the sum of [$AMOUNT] ([$#,###.##]) and shall be considered payment in full.

  1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTEES

The Publisher herby represents, warrants and agrees that:

(a)  Clear Title – The Publisher certifies and represents good title to said copyright, that it is free from all liens, encumbrances, or any known claims against said copyright. The certificate(s) of copyright are attached to this Agreement as Exhibit A.

(b)  At the Writer’s request, the Publisher agrees to execute all required documents or take such other actions, if any, as the Writer may reasonably request of the Publisher in connection with assignment of the copyright to the Writer.

 

ARTICLE II

  1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a) Headings – The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only, confirm no rights or obligations in either party, and do not alter any terms of this Agreement.

(b) Governing Law – This Agreement shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the [STATE AND/OR COUNTRY] without reference to conflict of law principles, and any dispute under this Agreement must be brought in this venue and no other.

(c) Entire Agreement – The terms and conditions set forth herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings, communications, representations, warranties or previous agreements (whether oral or written) with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. There are no written or oral understandings directly or indirectly related to this Agreement that are not set forth herein. No change or amendment can be made to this Agreement other than in writing and signed and executed by both Parties.

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