"Music License Deal Memo Template"

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Caution: Draft release forms and production agreements are provided for
purposes of illustration only. Don’t assume these documents are correct or
appropriate for your production. Have an entertainment attorney review any
production agreements you plan to make.
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RODUCER
RODUCER
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<Producer Street Address>
<Producer City, State ZIP>
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RODUCTION
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Currently titled <PRODUCTION TITLE>
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OMPOSER
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USICIAN
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AME OF
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IF A DIFFERNET ENTITY FROM
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ERMS AND
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ICENSE
1. Subject of License: This agreement licenses the use of a musical score in a <video
production/motion picture, the “Production”> currently titled <P
T
>, and
RODUCTION
ITLE
includes those rights called synchronization rights.
2. Terms of the Agreement:
a. This musical score is licensed to producer for use in the Production specified, its
trailers, and/or promotional reels and clips used for publicity and advertising. All other
rights are reserved to the musician.
b. Musician will provide DA-88 master tape with appropriate timecode and notes.
c. Delivery date of the music is scheduled for ___________________________.
d. Musician certifies that all music submitted by himself/herself has been written,
arranged, produced and preformed solely by himself/herself. Musician will defend in a
court of law any challenge arising from suits regarding the originality of the music and/or
its ownership by the musician.
e. Composer retains all other rights to this music other than its use as a soundtrack for the
specified Production.
f. If score is issued on CD or other media, Producer and Licensor will negotiate profit
participation of both parties.
3. Payment of Fees: Fees shall be paid to licensors no later than Friday of the week in
which licensed music is delivered.
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1
RODUCTION
ITLE
AGE
Caution: Draft release forms and production agreements are provided for
purposes of illustration only. Don’t assume these documents are correct or
appropriate for your production. Have an entertainment attorney review any
production agreements you plan to make.
M
L
D
M
USIC
ICENSE
EAL
EMO
P
:
<P
N
>
RODUCER
RODUCER
AME
<Producer Street Address>
<Producer City, State ZIP>
V
P
/M
P
:
IDEO
RODUCTION
OTION
ICTURE
Currently titled <PRODUCTION TITLE>
C
(M
) N
:
OMPOSER
S
USICIAN
S
AME
_____________________________________________________________________________
N
L
(
L
):_________________________
AME OF
ICENSOR
IF A DIFFERNET ENTITY FROM
ICENSOR
A
:_____________________________________________________________________
DDRESS
P
: H
(
)______-______________
W
(
)______-_____________________
HONE
OME
ORK
S
S
#: ____________________
F
I.D. #: ____________________________
OCIAL
ECURITY
ED
O
T
:
THER
ERMS
T
C
L
ERMS AND
ONDITIONS OF
ICENSE
1. Subject of License: This agreement licenses the use of a musical score in a <video
production/motion picture, the “Production”> currently titled <P
T
>, and
RODUCTION
ITLE
includes those rights called synchronization rights.
2. Terms of the Agreement:
a. This musical score is licensed to producer for use in the Production specified, its
trailers, and/or promotional reels and clips used for publicity and advertising. All other
rights are reserved to the musician.
b. Musician will provide DA-88 master tape with appropriate timecode and notes.
c. Delivery date of the music is scheduled for ___________________________.
d. Musician certifies that all music submitted by himself/herself has been written,
arranged, produced and preformed solely by himself/herself. Musician will defend in a
court of law any challenge arising from suits regarding the originality of the music and/or
its ownership by the musician.
e. Composer retains all other rights to this music other than its use as a soundtrack for the
specified Production.
f. If score is issued on CD or other media, Producer and Licensor will negotiate profit
participation of both parties.
3. Payment of Fees: Fees shall be paid to licensors no later than Friday of the week in
which licensed music is delivered.
<P
T
> P
1
RODUCTION
ITLE
AGE
Caution: Draft release forms and production agreements are provided for
purposes of illustration only. Don’t assume these documents are correct or
appropriate for your production. Have an entertainment attorney review any
production agreements you plan to make.
4. Screen Credit: Screen credit shall read Score Composed and Performed by
<Composer’s Name. Example—Score Composed and Performed by John Doe>. Screen
credit is at discretion of Producer subject to licensor performing all services required
through completion of the Production.
5. Term of License: The term of the license of the music for use in this Production is in
perpetuity.
6. Complete Agreement: The terms and conditions of this deal memo are binding on both
Producer and Licensor and shall not be waived or altered in any method.
7. Results of Services Rendered: Producer has the right to use the licensor’s name, voice,
picture, and likeness in connection with the Production, its advertising and publicity, and
any promotional films or clips without additional compensation.
8. Tape: Licensor will receive one VHS tape of the Production within 90 days of
completion of postproduction.
9. Assignment of Contract: This agreement may be assigned to or assumed by successor
business entities created by Producer for the Production.
10. Arbitration: Any controversy or claim arising from this agreement shall be settled by
arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The
prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement for costs and reasonable attorney’s
fees.
LICENSOR AGREES TO AND ACCEPTS ALL CONDITIONS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
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RODUCER
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IGNED IN THE
ITY OF
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