This Producer Agreement may be used by Artists or Producers when recording masters.
It explains the parties, recording budget, producer recording fee payment, ownership of masters, and other legal aspects needed for producer agreements. This is a must for anyone producing recordings for artists or for artists hiring producers so that the master ownership, payment, and other provisions are clearly spelled out to reduce future disputes between artist and producer. Please note this agreement does not address master buyouts or future royalty payments.
This agreement comes with instructions on how to complete the agreement and can be used repeatedly for work with different artists (if you’re a producer) or different producers (if you’re an artist).
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This Producer Agreement has been prepared by an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California for California residents and under California laws. If you are a resident of another state besides California, the laws of your state may differ from those reflected in this Producer Agreement and you should retain an attorney in your state to advise you and draft a producer agreement on your behalf, and/or review this Producer Agreement template before you use it.
The purpose of a Producer Agreement is to delineate the terms of the relationship between the artist and the producer, the obligations and services of each party, and attempt to avoid later disputes over those issues. It is impossible, however, to anticipate all issues that may be arise between the parties, and this template Producer Agreement does not cover or purport to cover every issue that the parties might encounter. The template also is general and is drafted to address common terms in Producer agreements, not terms specific to your relationship that is the subject of this Producer Agreement. This template (and Indie Artist Resource, www.indieartistresource.com, and Erin M. Jacobson, Esq.) do not purport to provide and are not providing you with legal advice or acting as your attorney. If you would like advice about the terms of your situation, you should consult with a lawyer licensed in your state who can give advice directed specifically to your needs and issues.
This Producer Agreement template is made available for self-help purposes. The availability of, or your download of use of this Producer Agreement template is not legal advice or the practice of law. There is no attorney-client relationship created between you and Indie Artist Resource, Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., or any other attorney or employee at Indie Artist Resource and the parties listed herein are not acting as your attorney. You should not rely on, act, or fail to act, upon this information without seeking the professional counsel of an attorney licensed in your state.
By using this Producer Agreement, you understand and agree to these conditions and shall not hold Indie Artist Resource or Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. liable for any potential or actual liabilities or losses incurred from your use of this Producer Agreement.