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Copyright Assignment

Copyright is instantaneous regardless of artistic merit. It is the exclusive Right of the Copyright Owner to copy/reproduce or gives permission to copy/reproduce an artistic, dramatic, literary or musical work.

Copyright is a property Right. It can be bought, sold, loaned, used as collateral. When the Copyright is assigned, a clause in the Assignment permits one Party to the Agreement to assign certain Rights to another Party.

In this "Short Form"two page, three paragraph music legal contract the Producer is assigned any and all Rights to the Work by the Writer. If the Producer is signing an Agreement for Copyright to a Work she/he must check that no previously existing contract disallows an assignment. The Producer should always have her/his Lawyer review the Agreement before signing.

This Agreement between the Copyright Owner and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend.

We regularly receive feedback that we have successfully drafted our music contracts to be as complete as possible for all legal situations.  However, should you experience a unique personal situation requiring the drafting of a special clause, please contact us at your convenience.  Otherwise, you may be obliged to find a local entertainment lawyer experienced in the music industry who will draft any and all other clauses for your Project’s unique situation or  circumstance.

Our contracts are based on the principles of contract law, are country neutral and may be used in Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Sates or any country whose legal principles are based on the English or American Legal System.

Our music contracts provide legal protection for music writers and composers, music agents, music recorders, music producers, musicians and singers, music distributors and music marketers and are used by: Alternative bands, Ambient musicians, Blues Bands and Blues singers, Classic Rock Tribute Bands, Choral Ensembles, Country and Western Bands, Country Rock Bands, Country singers, Dance Bands, Electric and Electronic Bands, Folk singers, Hip Hop singers, Jazz singers, Jazz Bands, Jazz ensembles, Polka Bands, Rap singers, Rap groups, Reggae Bands and Reggae singers, Religious Groups and Religious Bands, Religious Singers, R&B Groups, R&B Bands, R&B Singers, Rock Bands, and International Bands and International singers.

Copyright Assignment All-Rights Transfer (Short Form)
Writer Name (Assignor): ____________________________________________ (Print Names) Title of Work Assigned: _____________________________________________ Producer(s) name (Assignee): ______________________________________ Producer Company: _______________________________________________ Project Name: ____________________________________________________ Project Genre: ____________________________________________________ (film, music video, stage production, game show, etc) Herein this Agreement the Independent Filmmaker is called the “Producer”. 1. This is an Agreement between the Assignor (hereafter known as the “Writer”) and the Assignee (hereafter known as the “Producer”) to Assign the Rights of the above named Work to be used in the above named Project. 2. For good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the above named and undersigned Writer hereby irrevocably transfers and assigns to the above named and undersigned Producer, her/his/their/its successors, heirs, and assigns, in perpetuity, all Rights (whether now known or hereinafter invented), Title, and Interest, throughout the world, including any Copyrights and renewals or extensions thereto, in the above named Work. (Copyright registration number if available ( _________________) 3. That, in consideration of _______________________________________ and other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Writer does hereby sell, grant, convey and assign unto the Producer her/his/their/its successors, assigns and licensees forever, all Rights, Title and Interests including but not limited to the . . . continued

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