This Work Made for Hire Agreement template is intended for use when someone is hiring musicians to perform on recordings. This template is for parties not affiliated with any unions or collective bargaining agreements.
This Work Made for Hire Agreement template is a must-have for anyone hiring musicians to perform on recordings, while needing to retain full ownership of the recordings.
This Agreement covers
- The terms of what you are hiring the musician to do
- Payment terms
- Ownership of compositions and masters
- Name and likeness rights
- And other contractual language designed to protect you.
This agreement comes with instructions on how to complete the agreement and can be used repeatedly for work with different musicians or on different recordings.
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This Work Made for Hire 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 Work Made for Hire 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 Work Made for Hire Agreement template before you use it.
This Work Made for Hire Agreement template is for the purpose of hiring musicians and pertains to parties not affiliated with any unions or collective bargaining agreements. The purpose of a Work Made for Hire Agreement for one party to own the intellectual property rights in and to services provided by another party, and to attempt to avoid later disputes over ownership issues. It is impossible, however, to anticipate all issues that may be arise between the parties, and this template Work Made for Hire 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 work made for hire agreements, not terms specific to your relationship that is the subject of this Work Made for Hire 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 your situation, you should purchase a consultation or consult with a lawyer licensed in your state who can give advice directed specifically to your needs and issues.
This Work Made for Hire Agreement template is made available for self-help purposes. The availability of, or your download of use of this Work Made for Hire 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.
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