looking for help with a specific contract

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  1. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

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    hello all,

    I'm looking for a contract to give unsigned bands before recording in my studio. The contract needs to be an agreement that covers all services I will provide (recording / producing) as well as stating that proper credits must be given on the album. Finally, the contract should detail that should the unsigned artist be picked up by a record label and their music is distributed that I should received compensation (for the songs I've recorded and produced). I've had to sign a contract like this before so I know such a thing exists I just haven't found one that covers all those grounds. I've browsed through http://www.musiccontracts.com but I am not certain if any of them match exactly what I'm looking for. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Nate
     
  2. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

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    I'm just going to poke my head here with some thoughts because I'd be interested to find an answer to your question as well.

    It sounds like it'd be a royalty contract of sorts. I'd imagine it'd have to be a contract that is drafted for the purpose of your intentions. Maybe contacting an entertainment lawyer would be the best route?

    Either way, I'd like to find out as well :)
     
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

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    If you signed a contract you should have been given a copy of it. Why don't you just paraphrase the contract you signed and remembered in your own terms. We hired a lawyer to do our contract and it cost us about $100 for his work. One hundred dollars over the 15 years we have been in business is a small amount.
     
  4. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

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    yeah I wish I still had a copy of that contract I don't anymore. I was interested to see if anyone had experience with a similar contract but it sounds like I will have to draft my own and have a lawyer make sure it's legitimate.
     

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