Music licensing agreement

What is a music licensing agreement?

When a musician creates an original song, they own the copyright to the song, which comes with a number of different rights and remedies.

When entering into a music licensing agreement, it is important for a musician to consider all the different components (use, purpose, exclusivity, duration, royalties, etc.) that will affect and impact the rights to their song and how those rights are valued.

Should an attorney review your licensing agreement?

Yes – there are countless factors that may arise depending on the unique needs of the musician and the party licensing the song and am attorney can discussion the ramifications with you.

If you are considering entering into an agreement to license your music, it can be extremely helpful to consult an experienced attorney. Further, hiring an attorney will ensure you understand exactly how the agreement will affect your rights to your music and can maximize the value of your contract.

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