where can I download contracts?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtysouthstunta, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Can anybody tell me where I can find a good recording contract to sign an artist onto my label? Thanks for your time and help.
    God Bless.
  2. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    check out musiccontracts.com I've had good experience with them, and they have most of what you are looking for. Well worth the 20$ or so for the contract as opposed to about 300$ in attorney fees. :)
  3. I'm an independent record company about to sign my first artist, would you recommend the "traditional royalty" or "net profit" contract?
  4. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Depends how much faith you have in your artist. I would imagine that for a newcomer, try to get as much money refunded before you put the cd on sale. Then decide on the royalties depending on how much you are in the red so far. If they cannot pay for anything, net profit would be your best bet.

    But I'm sure someone else would have more insight in this....
  5. hey, i have recording contracts for sale.

    Put your agreements in writing and keep everyone knowing what their roles are, what is expected of them and how they will get paid.

    These contracts were written by an entertainment lawyer, these are actual updated contracts and easy to read and deals with all aspects of recording, securing record deals, partnerships, contracted gigs, etc.

    list of the contracts:

    Agency Booking Agreement
    Agreement of Limited Partnership
    Agreement of Obligation to Pay
    Artist Recording Contract
    Artist Tech Rider
    Artist-Master Producer Contract
    Artist-Producer Contract
    Artist-Record Company Contract
    Assignment of Copyright
    Booking Contract
    Broad Rights Contract
    Broadcast Release
    Commercial Music Contract
    Composer's Contract
    Concert Performers Contract
    Copublishing Contract
    Copyright Assignment - Publisher to
    Copyright Assignment -Publisher to Songwriter
    Copyright License
    Copyright License and Contract
    Distribution Contract
    Employment Contract
    Exclusive Agent-Musician Contract
    Exclusive Songwriter Contract
    Film Synchronization Contract
    General Partnership Contract
    Independent Contractor Contract
    Joint Venture Contract
    Master Track License
    Master Use Recording License
    Merchandising Licensing Contract
    Parental Consent Form
    Partnership[ Contract
    Payment Obligation Contract
    Performance Contract
    Personal Management Contract
    Photographer Contract
    Production - Distributiion-Promotion Contract
    Publisher-Record Company Contract
    Publisher-Royalty Sharing Contract
    Record Company-Producer Contract
    Recorded Video Performance Contract
    Royalty Payment Schedule
    Single Song Option Contract
    Vocalist Contract

    in manhattan u can pick up cd containing all files for $40 or pay online via paypal/credit card a and i'll email you the files via email or AIM tranfer, whatever is most convinient

    any questions contact me
  6. Divineman

    Divineman Guest

    I would like the list of contracts
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