Short Contract Agreement Help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by simmonssam, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. simmonssam

    simmonssam Active Member

    May 13, 2011
    The people at this other record label have already agreed to release all claims to this material, but they still want something in writing so I drafted this. . .

    County Records hereby agrees to release its ownership rights in copyrighted works to owners(s) [[originator(s)]] of the master recordings. County also releases any future monetary claims for these recordings.
    Works include: (1) Getting Up the Stairs – Music of the Cumberland Plateau Version 1, (2) 5 Miles Out of Town – Music of the Cumberland Plateau Version 2 , (3) Dee & Delta Hicks – Ballads & Banjo Music from the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau , (4) Virgil Anderson – On the Tennessee Line, and (5) Clydeoscope – Rare & Beautiful Tunes from the Cumberland Plateau

    or something like. . .
    Sand Rock Records requests the removal of any potential claims on the following material: "" ""

    I'm new to this type of articulation so any tips or concerns will be accepted and appreciated!
  2. Dr_Willie_OBGYN

    Dr_Willie_OBGYN Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Pacific Palisades, CA
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    You need a transfer and assignment agreement.

    This Assignment of Copyright (the “Assignment”) is made and entered on __[date]____, by and between _________ (“Owner”) and _______ (“Assignee”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties”).

    Whereas, Owner controls copyrights to _____________ (the “Work”); and

    Whereas, Owner wishes to assign the copyrights to Assignee.

    Now, Therefore, for valuable consideration, receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:

    1. ASSIGNMENT: Author hereby assigns, sells and transfers to Assignee all of his/her rights, title and interest in and to the Work, including, but not limited to: (i) all rights under copyright and any registrations and copyright applications relating thereto and (ii) all income, royalties or claims relating to the Work due on or after the date of this Assignment. During the legal term of the copyright, Assignee shall have the sole and exclusive right to produce, publish, disseminate and dispose of the Work

    2. AUTHOR’S REPRESENTATIONS: Author represents and warrants that he/she is the owner of the Work, and has all rights, title and interest in and to the copyright in the Work and the power to enter into this Assignment. Author further represents and warrants that the rights transferred in this Assignment are free of lien, encumbrance or adverse claim.

    3. CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS: Author agrees to reasonably assist Assignee, upon request, in the perfection of the assignment, including the execution and delivery of any additional documents that are appropriate and necessary for perfection.

    4. BINDING EFFECT: The covenants and conditions contained in this Assignment shall apply to and bind the Parties and their heirs, legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.

    5. GOVERNING LAW: This Assignment shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Assignment to be executed the day and year first above written.
  3. simmonssam

    simmonssam Active Member

    May 13, 2011
    Impressive sir! Thank you for broadening the horizon on this issue.

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