Singer/Vocalist Agreement – Recording
Minor Singer/Vocalist Agreement Exclusive Personal Services (Recording – One Time Compensation) Parent Guardian Signature
Minor Singer/Vocalist Agreement Exclusive Personal Services (Recording – Royalties) Parent/Guardian SignatureMinor Singer/Vocalist Name: ________________________________________ (Print Names) Instruments Player: ________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian name: ____________________________________________ Producer(s) Name: _______________________________________________ Producer Company: ______________________________________________ Project Name: __________________________________________________ Project Genre: _________________________________________________ (record, CD, DVD, film, music video, stage production, game show, etc) Herein this Agreement is between the above named and below signed Producer and/or Production Company (herein called the “Producer”) and the above named and below signed Minor Singer/Vocalist (herein called the “Minor Singer/Vocalist”). HENCE, in consideration of the promises, and of the mutual undertakings herein contained, and for other good and valuable considerations, the above named and below signed Minor Singer/Vocalist and the above named and below signed Producer agree as follows: 1. The Producer hereby employs the Minor Singer/Vocalist to “exclusive personal services” for the purpose of making studio and/or live performance Recordings (herein individually and collectively called the “Recording”), of her/his voice for commercial purposes, including but not limited to: phonographs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and Internet Downloads and Recordings by any and all electronic means known now or in the future. 2. The Minor Singer/Vocalist agrees to maintain the confidential nature of any and all matters relating to the Project and not at any time to take any unauthorized photographs, nor . . . continued 9. The Minor Singer/Vocalist shall receive as full payment for services hereunder the following amounts; (i) the Producer we shall pay to the Minor Singer/Vocalist the initial payment sum of _______________________________________________________ for each and every recorded . . . continued Be it known to all that the Parent/Guardian agrees: The above named and below signed Parent/Guardian on behalf of the above named Minor Singer/Vocalist, hereby warrants to the Producer and her/his/their present and future grantees, and their respective agents, designees, successors and assigns grant that: 12. The Parent/Guardian hereby warrants that the Parent/Guardian is over the age of majority and that . . . continued
Minor Singer/Vocalist – Exclusive Personal Services
Parent Guardian Signature
As an independent Singer/Vocalist you will be hired by Producers to sing lead or back-up for recording sessions.
This six page, seventeen clause legal music contract includes but is not limited to the following music contract Clauses; rights assignment, confidentiality, compensation, drugs and alcohol, availability, arbitration and production standards.
Employment of Minor Musicians raises special concerns because Minors can repudiate contracts. An Employer cannot enforce a disaffirmed contract. In hiring a minor, the Employer must also comply with provisions of the Labor Codes of the Jurisdiction and regulations of any Labor Commission.
Minors cannot perform work that is hazardous or detrimental to their health, safety, morals or education. The Minor must have her/his contract signed by her/his Parent/Guardian. The Minor must have a Parent or Guardian on the set or qualified supervision.
Due to the Rights that arise on any Minor Artist reaching the age of majority an individual Agreement should be signed with each and every Minor Artist.
This music contract Agreement between the independent Singer/Vocalist and the Producer is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. The music contract Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.
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 music 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.
There are two forms of this music contract Agreement. The first music contract Agreement the Minor Singer/Vocalist receives Royalties for services rendered. The second music contract Agreement the Minor Singer/Vocalist receives a one time compensation/payment for services rendered.