Music Manager / Management Contracts, Music Business Contracts, Mechanical License, Sync License, Artist-Development Agreements. All Contract Templates were professionally drafted by Hollywood Music Attorneys. Easy fill-in-blank music contract template downloads.
Music Contracts Vol. 2 was created through ModernBeats Inc’s
continued envision to provide its valued customers with the
specific and necessary contractual forms needed to protect
career endeavors and survive in today’s Music Industry. Volume
2 includes 10 template music contracts covering Mechanical License,
Sychronization License, Master Use License, Management, Artist
Development, & Work-for-Hire contracts. All contracts
were professionally drafted by a Registered L.A. based Entertainment
1) Mechanical License Contract
Mechanical License agreement providing permission
from a copyright holder to a non-copyright holder of a particular
musical work to reproduce a specific musical work. Record
companies use this license contract to produce albums. It
is also used for soundtracks and for session musicians who
may want to distribute their session work of which they are
not the copyright holder, yet would like to use the musical
work to self-promote.
2) Synchronization License Contract
Synchronization License agreement used for licensing
musical works and the synching of those works with video/multimedia
productions. This is the expected industry standard agreement
when obtaining or lending parties permission for the use of
a specific musical work in a movie, video, or other multimedia
3) Master Use License Agreement
Master Use Agreement is a general permission contract
for a film maker to use a piece of music in a given film.
This agreement must be used in conjunction with the synch
license agreement. Specifically, the Master Use Agrement is
used for a previously recorded piece of music, not an original
work created specifically for the film.
4) Artist and Producer Development Contract
Official development contract whereby a studio, record
company, or music producer agrees to assisting, recording,
developing, and/or producing an artist for no upfront fees
and/or promoting the music once it is recorded. This agreement
clearly defines the compensation these parties may be entitled
to for development contributions. Also referred to as “Spec”
or “Speculation” deal.
5) Artist and Manager Contract
Professionaly drafted Artist/Manager contract for
Artists seeking to establish a management agreement, hiring
a manager for your career, or for managers seeking to manage
an act/band. This is a thorough agreement that is fair to
both parties, covering all major points of the artist/management
relationship and duties involved.
6) Artist and Manager Royalty Agreement
Royalty contract between Artists and Managers which
defines a clear agreement after a record deal is signed. This
is agreement is dependent upon the terms of the record deal
and not be defined until then. The current working relationship
between the manager and artist will determine the terms of
this contract and any compensation that is to be delegated.
7) Songwriter Contract
Songwriter's writing agreement. If you are planning
on selling a song or writing a song for someone who wants
to acquire all the rights with no strings attached, this is
the officially drafted agreement you would be expected to
8-10) Three Work-For-Hire Contracts: Arrangers, Vocalists,
Three separate agreements to be used by producers
or recording artists using session musicians in recordings
whether it be Arrangers, Vocalists, or Musicians. The Work-for-Hire
agreements clearly define all roles of both parties and any
rights therein, protecting the integrity of copyright claims
and ensures payment when acting as the session performer.
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