If you want to sign a band or are reissued by a record company, a music publishing contract determines who receives how much of the profits. Musicians want their melodies to be heard, and music publishers want to land the next superstar: both need a musical publishing agreement to protect themselves. The contracts contained in this package are used for the creation and operation of an independent publishing house. There are some contracts that are used when the publishing house is linked to an independent record label. As you can see, the songwriter is entitled to 50% of all funds received as a songwriter, with the writer`s publishers and the major publishing house sharing equally the remaining 50% of revenue. In fact, the writer and his company receive 75% of the money earned, and the big publishing house receives 25%. The author undertakes to provide the publisher with a fully typed manuscript and a complete electronic text of the work in Word or RTF format. If the manuscript has not been served within three (3) months of the signing of this contract, the publisher may, after his choice, terminate the contract in writing or serve it on the author. The Single Song Collaboration Contract is used when two or more songwriters agree in advance to write a song together. This agreement provides that each author manages his own rights to publish the song. Another situation that often occurs is that the best-selling author already has a music publishing house and a large publishing house would like to sign the author. In these circumstances, the large company will generally agree to a co-publication agreement to obtain the right to publish the songwriter`s past and future compositions.

Our music publishing contracts are written and updated by our experienced entertainment lawyer. Address rights for songs with a music publication agreement now. At the end of this contract, the publisher must return to the author all the properties initially made available by the author, and the book is inserted into the publisher`s ISBN database in the «exhausted» status. There are a number of fundamental circumstances that are appropriate for the signing of a co-publication agreement. The first is where the author has had a number of hits, while he was signed as an exclusive author with a publishing house and the contract is approaching its expiration date. Given the author`s success, the current publishing house (or any other competing publishing house) will offer a co-publication arrangement for all future compositions (and perhaps previous songs), in order to sign or sign as an incentive, as an exclusive author. One of the most important aspects of the co-publishing agreement is the way in which songwriters and music publishers share revenues generated by CD and tape sales, videos, performances, film and television synchronization rights, commercials, downloads and all other sources of revenue from an author. The most common splitting of income distribution is known as «50/50-split.» This equitable distribution of income (50% for the writer`s company and 50% for the main company) concerns only funds that represent the music publisher`s share of the salary. It does not refer to the author`s share, since the songwriter still receives the royalties from his songwriter at 50%, regardless of the terms of the co-publication agreement.