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ARTICLE I

 

CONTRACT SAMPLE

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

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

WHEREAS, the Parties desire to assign and transfer unto Publisher by the Writer 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 Writer and the Publisher agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER

The Writer hereby does sell, assign, and transfer unto Publisher, 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 MUSICAL / 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.

[Optional Provision]

#.   COPYRIGHT RETAINED FOR CERTAIN WORKS

The Writer reserves all rights to use the following musical / lyrical composition copyright(s) in the work(s) identified and listed below:

FIRST COMPOSITION COPYRIGHT
WORK 1:

WORK 2:

WORK 3:

WORK 4:

  1. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTEES

The Writer herby represents, warrants and agrees that:

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

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