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What Is a Recording Contract?

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties that is legally enforceable. A recording contract is just a type of contract regarding music. Rather than seek out specific recording contract lawyers, you may be better served seeking  an entertainment lawyer that will help you to interpret a recording contract and get the best deal for you.

What's in a Recording Contract?

  • Exclusive Agreement - In all record contracts, you will be signing an exclusive agreement. This means that you will not be able to record for anybody else for however long your contract lasts.
  • Worldwide Rights - The record company will have rights to your services throughout the world, not just the country you signed in.
  • Royalties - Music royalties are a percentage of gross or net profit or a fixed amount per sale or use to which a creator of a work is entitled.
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Last Modified: 02-11-2013 02:33 PM PST

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