Music Distribution Contract


With this agreement the owner of master recordings (usually a label or self-released artist) grants a right (exclusively or non-exclusively) to a company to distribute ‘records’ embodied in any format (compact discs, phonograph records, audio cassette tapes, digital, DVD, etc) for a certain period of time (the Term) and in certain countries (The Territory).

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A music distribution contract is an agreement whereby a party (normally a record label or unsigned artist) grants a license to a company to distribute a catalog of songs. The main contract sections are term, exclusivity, number of songs, formats, and territory, and they are all fully customizable to reflect each scenario.

Royalties are calculated on an either “Net Receipts” basis or as a percentage of each record sale. Accounting is set out quarterly, and the party licensing the catalog warrants that they have paid and will continue to pay all relevant mechanical licenses, guest performers’ and producer’s fees.

This contract is used by companies distributing artists or label’s catalogs of music to retailers, service providers, aggregators, and/or directly to users or to sub-license distribution rights to third parties.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my download?
Instantly. As soon as your payment has been completed you’ll automatically be redirected to a page where you can download your contracts.

What format do these contracts come in?
You’ll get Microsoft Word version for easy customisation.

Do you offer refunds?
Yes. If you have any problem, email us within 30 days and we’ll issue a full refund.

What if I don’t understand the contract?
Our contracts come with drafting notes, a glossary of terms, and abstracts to help you understand and customize them with ease. We also offer free after-support with a legal advisor, so if you have any questions when filling them out or using them, just send us an email and our team will help.

Are the contracts in this pack up to date?
Yes – we update our contracts several times a year.