|Number of pages: 10|
|Format: PDF & Word Doc (both versions are free to edit and customise)|
|This is a professional legal template written by a specialised music law firm|
|This contract is up to date (last updated in 2012)|
|This contract has been used by over 400 UK musicians and music companies|
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An agreement under which a songwriter assigns the copyright in his songs (including his available back-catalogue) to a publisher for a limited period, in return for which the publisher arranges for the exploitation of the songs (although the agreement does not absolutely oblige it to exploit), collects the income from such licensing and accounts to the writer for an agreed share of that income.
The agreement provides for a minimum commitment from the writer (expressed in terms of the proportion of songs contained on commercially released albums) and runs for an initial term followed by optional extension periods (each with its own minimum commitment). This contract is 10 pages long.