Music License Agreement Template

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Music License Agreement


This Music License Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into on [Date], by and between Party A and Party B, and is effective as of the date of the last signature below. Party A refers to the licensor and Party B refers to the licensee.


For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:


  1. Definitions. a. “Composition” means the musical work or works composed by Party A, including any and all copyrightable expression embodied therein, and any and all subsequent versions, revisions, adaptations, arrangements, and derivatives thereof. b. “Derivative Work” means a work based upon the Composition, including any and all copyrightable expression embodied therein, such as a translation, musical arrangement, dramatization, fictionalization, motion picture version, sound recording, art reproduction, abridgment, condensation, or any other form in which the Composition may be recast, transformed, or adapted. A Derivative Work includes any and all subsequent versions, revisions, adaptations, arrangements, and derivatives thereof. c. “Licensed Materials” means the Composition and/or the Derivative Work, in whole or in part, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and in any and all versions or revisions thereof.


  1. Grant of License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Party A hereby grants to Party B a non-exclusive license to use, perform, reproduce, and distribute the Licensed Materials in the [TERRITORY] during the [TERM].


  1. Party B is to consult Party A prior to any changes in the contents of the Compositions, in pursuit of creating a Derivative Work.


  1. Ownership: As between the Parties, Party A retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Composition and Derivative Work, subject only to the licenses granted in this Agreement.


  1. Consideration:In consideration for the rights granted under this Agreement, Party B shall pay Party A the following: a. [Description of Compensation] b. [Description of any Bonuses, Royalties, or Other Compensation]


4.1 _________ part of the proceeds from the commercial exploitation of the Composition will be shared with Party A.


4.2 Part B must ensure that the Composition and its derivative works must be made accessible to its end users in such a manner that they may not be able to store, download or manipulate the contents of the Composition.


5.Term: The term of this Agreement (“Term”) shall begin on the date of this Agreement and shall continue for [Number] years, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.


  1. Party B may not sublicense the Rights to any third party or provide access to any third party who may use the Composition for commercial purposes.


6.Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party upon written notice to the other Party if the other Party breaches any material term or condition of this Agreement and such breach is not cured within [Number] days after written notice thereof.


7.Relationship of the Parties. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute either Party a partner, joint venture or employee of the other Party for any purpose.


8.Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of [State], without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.


9.Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.


10.Assignment. This Agreement and the rights and obligations of Party B hereunder may not be assigned by Party B without the prior written consent of Party A.


11.Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent under law.


12.Waiver. The failure of either Party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision.


13.Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same agreement. A facsimile or electronic copy of a Party’s signature shall be deemed to have the same legal effect as an original signature.


14.Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given upon personal delivery, when sent by confirmed telex or facsimile transmission, or when sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid. All communications shall be sent to the addresses set forth below (or such other address as either Party may designate from time to time in writing):


If to Party A: [Party A] [Address] [Email] If to Party B: [Party B] [Address] [Email]


15.Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.


16.[Any Additional Provisions]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.


Party A


Signature: _____________________________________________________


Typed or Printed Name: ___________________________


Date: _______________

Party B

Signature: _____________________________________________________

Typed or Printed Name: ___________________________

Date: _______________