Letter of Agreement by Producer



Letter of Agreement by Producer : Please fill out the following form. Please print your completed form if you would like to have a copy for your records.




Date :


Dear Mr./Ms. __________________,


Address :


This letter shall serve as our agreement in respect to _________________ (hereinafter referred to asthe "Producer") services in producing Master Recordings (hereinafter referred to as the "Masters") ofthe recording artist(s) professionally known as _________________ (hereinafter referred to as the"Artist").


1. The term of this agreement shall commence as of the date hereof and shall continue until thecompletion of Producer's services.


2. (a) Recording sessions for the Masters shall be conducted by Producer under this Agreement atsuch times and places as shall be mutually designated by you and Producer. All individuals renderingservices in connection with the recording of Masters shall be subject to your approval. You shallhave the right and opportunity to have your representatives attend each such recording session. EachMaster shall embody the performance by the Artist of a single musical composition designated by theArtist (subject to your approval, not to be unreasonably withheld) and shall be subject to yourapproval as technically satisfactory for the manufacture, broadcast and sale of phonorecords, and,upon your request, Producer shall re-record any musical composition or other selection until aMaster technically satisfactory to you shall have been obtained, provided additional production costswill be paid by you. Producer agrees to begin pre-production, rehearsals, and recording on_____________________, 199_.


(b) Producer shall deliver to you a two-track stereo tape suitable for duplication and manufacture ofphonorecords for each Master. All original session tapes, rough mixes and any derivatives orreproductions thereof shall also be delivered to you, or, at your election, maintained at a recordingstudio or other location designated by you, in your name and subject to your control.


3. All Masters produced hereunder, from the inception of the recording thereof, and allphonorecords and other reproductions made therefrom, together with the performances embodiedtherein and all copyrights therein and thereto, and all renewals and extensions thereof, shall be entirelyyour property, free of any claims whatsoever by Producer or any other person or person engaged inthe production of the Masters. (It being understood that for copyright purposes Producer and allpersons rendering services in connection with such Masters shall be Contractors for hire).


4. (a) Conditioned upon Producer's full and faithful performance of all the terms and provisionshereof, you shall pay Producer, as an advance recoupable by us from any and all royalties payableby you to Producer hereunder, the sum of $ ________ DOLLARS payable upon commencement ofrecording, and the balance upon the delivery to you of the Masters.


(b) Notwithstanding anything contained in (a) above to the contrary:


(i) in the event the Masters are released on any label other than ___________ or it's subsidiary oraffiliate label or labels, Producer shall not receive a royalty in connection with the sale of suchrecords;


(ii) in the event the Masters are released on the ______________ label or a subsidiary or affiliatelabel, Producer shall be paid in respect to the sale of such phonorecords a royalty rate of threepercent (3%) of the suggested retail price of each phonorecord sold and paid for in the UnitedStates. Payments of royalties from foreign sources shall be ONE HALF of the United States royaltyrate. All fees paid to Producer hereunder shall constitute recoupable advances which shall berecouped prior to further payment of royalties.


5. Producer has agreed to assist you in presenting the Masters to major record companies in pursuitof a record production agreement with a major label. Producer understands that you will also bepresenting the Masters to major labels and that Producer will not be your exclusive representative.Therefore, Producer agrees to notify you prior to making any formal contact with representatives ofany major record company on your behalf in order to coordinate our respective efforts and agrees tocontact on your behalf only those companies we mutually agree upon. In the event you enter into arecord production agreement with a major label for the Masters recorded hereunder and the furtherservices of "Artist" as a result of substantial efforts and negotiations by Producer with such companywithin the period of ONE YEAR following the completion of the Masters we agree to pay you acommission of six percent (6%) of the actual cash advances (exclusive of recording budgets)received by you upon execution of said agreement. A major record company as defined herein shallbe a company or corporation with gross sales of on million (1,000,000) units in the calendar year1988.


6. Producer hereby warrants, represents, and agrees that he is under no disability, restriction, orother incumbency with respect to his right to execute and perform the services described in thisAgreement.


7. You shall have the right, at your election, to designate other producers for recording sessions withthe Artist, in which event Producer shall have no rights hereunder with respect to the Mastersproduced at such other recording sessions.


8. We shall have the right, at our election, to assign any of our rights hereunder, in whole or part, toany subsidiary, affiliated, or related company, or to any person, firm or corporation acquiring rights inthe Masters produced hereunder.


9. (a) This contract sets forth the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subjectmatter hereof. No amendment or modification of this contract shall be binding unless confirmed inwriting by both parties.


(b) We shall not be deemed to be in breach of any of our obligations hereunder unless and until youhave given us specific written notice of the nature of such breach and we have failed to cure suchbreach within thirty (30) days after our receipt of such notice.


(c) Nothing herein contained shall constitute a partnership or joint venture between you and us.


(d) This contract has been entered into in the State of ______, and its validity, construction,interpretation, and legal effect shall be governed by the laws of the State of _______.


(e) This contract shall not become binding and effective until signed by you and countersigned by aduly authorized agent of ___(Company)_____. If the foregoing correctly reflects your understandingand agreement with us, please indicate by signing below.


Sincerely,


PRODUCER :


Agreed and Accepted :


ARTIST :


Related Links :



  • Genealogy Charts
  • Basic Agreement Forms
  • Affidavits
  • Letters for Buying and Selling
  • Letters for Credit and Collection
  • Forms used in Employment
  • Letters used in Leases and Tenancies
  • Letters for Loans and Borrowings
  • Typical Legal Forms
  • Letters Used in Real Estate
  • Letters for Transfers and Assignments

    Forms Used in Music Industry Index

    From
    Letter of Agreement by Producer
    to HOME PAGE

  • Letter Asking A Donation
    Letter Asking A Favor
    Letter Asking for More Details
    Letter Asking for Donations
    Letter Denying of Dealership
    Letter for Change of Address
    Letter for Distributorship
    Letter for Employment
    Letter for Hotel Reservation
    Letter for Letter of Credit
    Letter for Line of Credit
    Letter for Product Launch
    Letter for Promotion
    Letter for Retirement Congrats
    Letter for Scholarship
    Letter for Settlement of Bill
    Letter for Tender
    Letter for Testimonial
    Letter of Agreement
    Letter of Assurance
    Letter of Credit
    Letter of Enquiry
    Letter of Order
    Letter of Persuasion
    Letter of Sympathy
    Letter Offering Discount
    Letter Related to Advertisement
    Letter Related to Despatch
    Letter Related to Training
    Letter to A Foreign Buyer
    Letter to Pen-Friend
    Letter to Police
    Letter with Order
    Letter with Quotation
    Letter Writing
    Letters about Company Shares
    Letters by Clubs and Societies
    Letters by Landlords & Tenants
    Letters for Appointment of Dealers
    Letters for Business Relations
    Letters for Buying and Selling
    Letters for Credit & Collection
    Letters for Foreign Travel
    Letters for Lease & Tenancy
    Letters for Loan & Borrowing
    Letters for Transfer & Assignment
    Letters for Insurance
    Letters Noting Discrepancy
    Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
    Letters of Regret
    Letters Regarding Maintenance
    Letters Regarding Payment
    Letters Related to Employees
    Letters to Local Corporation
    Letters to Postal Authorities
    Letters to The Editor
    Letters Used in Real Estate
    Letters With Postal Department
    Letters With Railways Authorities


    About This Site :

    About Us
    Contact Us
    Link Partners
    Privacy Policy