Appendix A

Contracts

Appendix A provides three sample contracts for songwriters, music publishers, recording acts and labels, and performing live artists and personal managers. The contracts are provided by entertainment lawyer and Belmont University associate professor Rush Hicks, Esq. These documents may not be copied and used in any form except for educational purposes and reviewing.1

Single-Song Music Publishing Contract

This Agreement is made as of this day of _______, year, and by _______, and between _______________, whose address is ______________, (“Writer”) and (“Publisher”) whose address is ________________________________.

Assignment of Copyright

  1. 1.1 With respect to the following musical composition(s) (“Original Works”)

    Title ...

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