Artist Contract Sample Form
5. Produ cer has agreed to assist Artist in presenting the Masters to major record companies in pursuit
of a record produ ction agreement with a major label. Producer understands that Artist will also be
presen ting the Masters to major labels and that Producer will not be Artists exclusive representative.
Therefore, Produ cer agrees to notify Artist prio r to making any formal contact with representatives of any
major record company on Artists behalf in order to coordinate respective efforts and agrees to contact on
Artists behalf only those companies mutu ally agreed upon. In the event Artist enters into a record
production agreement with a major label for the Masters recorded hereunder and the further services of
Artist as a result of sub stantial efforts and negotiations by Producer with such company within the period of
ONE YEAR following the completion of the Masters Artist agrees to pay Producer a commission of six
percent (6%) of the actual cash advances (exclusive of recording budgets) received by Producer upon
execution of said agreement. A major record company as defined herein shall be a company or corporation
with gross sales of one million (1,000,000) units in the current calendar year.
6. Producer hereby warrants, represents, and agrees that he is under no disability, restriction, or
other incumbency with respect to his right to execute and perform the services described in this Agreement.
7. Artist shall have the right, at Artists election, to designate ot her pr oducers fo r reco rding sessi ons
with the Artist, in which event Producer shall have no rights hereunder with respect to the Masters
produced at such other recording sessions.
8. Artist shall have the right, at Artists election, to assign any of Artists rights hereunder, in whole or
part, to an y subsidiary, affiliated, or related company, or to any person, firm or corporation acquiring rights
in the Masters produced hereunder.
9. (a) This contract sets forth the entire understanding of the parties hereto relating to the
subject matter hereof. No amendment or modification of this contract shall be binding unless confirmed in
writing by both parties.
(b) Artist shall not be deemed to be in breach of any of Artists obligations hereunder unless
and until you have given Artist specific written no tice of the n a ture of su ch breach and Artist have failed to
cure such breach within thirty (30) days after Artists receipt of such notice.
(c) Nothing herein contained shall constitute a partnership or joint venture between Artist
and Produ cer.
(d) This contract has been entered into in th e State of ___ ________ _, and its validity,
construction, interpretation, and legal effect shall b e governed by the laws of the State of _____________ .
(e) This contract shall not become binding and effective until signed by Artist and Producer.
Agreed and Accepted:
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