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CONTRACT CONTENTS

ARTICLE I

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

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT SAMPLE

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

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

  1. WHEREAS, the Assignor(s) represents that it owns copyright described below, in certain countries throughout the world, in the field of musical composition;
  2. WHEREAS, the Assignee(s) desires to acquire such copyright from the Assignor(s); and
  3. WHEREAS, the Assignor(s) is/are willing to assign copyright described below to the Assignee(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 Assignor(s) and the Assignee(s) agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER

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

Copyrighted on:

Body with whom copyright lodged:

Name:  __________________PERCENT (___%) Owned

Name:  __________________PERCENT (___%) Owned

(Extend as required)

  1. SALE OF MUSICAL / LYRICAL COMPOSITION COPYRIGHTS

Compensation for said assignment of Musical / Lyrical 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.

[Optional Provision]

#.   COPYRIGHT RETAINED FOR CERTAIN WORKS

The Assignor(s) reserves all rights to use the following copyright(s) in the work(s) identified and listed below:

FIRST COMPOSITION COPYRIGHT
WORK 1:

WORK 2:

WORK 3:

WORK 4:

(Repeat as required)

  1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTEES

The Assignor(s) herby represents, warrants and agrees that:

(a)  Clear Title – The Assignor(s) 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 Assignee(s)’s request, the Assignor(s) agrees to execute all required documents or take such other actions, if any, as the Assignee(s) may reasonably request of the Assignor(s) in connection with assignment of the Copyright to the Assignee(s).

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