A hospitality contract may seem like the Holy Grail, but record companies are not charitable concerns and their contracts are not established with your interests in mind. Our guide to the terms of the contract, written by an entertainment lawyer, explains what this means and what the effects are for the artist. “Delivery” and “Delivery” – with respect to master`s records provided under this agreement. The artist fully executes all the artist`s admission obligations under this agreement, with the company`s agreement. Our record label contracts are the most used by record companies to enter into contracts with third parties. The labels conclude with artists, producers, artists and musicians on recordings made under the label that will publish the label. Labels also use label agreements to enter into contracts with other parties, such as Z.B. television or film companies, to allow the use of recordings belonging to the label. Each of our record label contracts is written by an entertainment lawyer and constantly reviewed to ensure its relevance. To learn more about the importance of written label agreements for all chords, read the corresponding articles on our blog. iii) Label Information – Mechanical Licenses If the artist has recorded his own songs, mechanical licenses should not be a problem, but it is important to ensure that if a cover (i.e. the recording of a song that was not written by the artist or member of the artist) has been recorded that they will be available (see paragraph 14 below). Traditionally, record companies want as many options as possible, whereas it is in the interest of artists to grant as few options as possible.
This agreement provides for three option periods deemed relatively short for a larger agreement, with 4 or 5 more frequent option periods. If the record company insists on more option periods, it`s a good idea to get them to commit to two albums for later option periods. (It`s worth getting this for the first phase or first option period, as it allows the artist to settle in longer without risking being dropped by the label, but it`s obviously harder to get). “Master Recording” – any recording of sound or sound more video, according to any method that is now known or discovered in the future, used in the recording, production and production of discs or video. According to this agreement, a master-recording of a single song will last no less than 2.25 minutes. It is very important that an artist who has signed a publication contract before a record contract is concluded ensure that his publisher accepts the content of these clauses. Most publishers at least insist that they have the opportunity to speak in order to mitigate the effects of a clause such as Clause 14.