Beat leasing agreement:

The Licensee (Buyer/Artist) and Licensor (Seller/Producer) have agreed to the following terms:

Master Use

The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive License to record vocal synchronization to the Composition partly or in its entirety and substantially in its original form (“Master Recording”).

Ownership

The Licensor maintains 100% full rights (e.g., copyright and ownership) of the Composition, except for publishing rights which will be split 50%/50% between Producer and Artist. The Producer can continue to sell the Composition non-exclusively and/or exclusively. The Licensee has neither the right nor authority to sell or license the rights to the Composition whether in whole or part to any other party. In the event another party purchases exclusive rights to the Composition from the Licensor, the Licensee will retain non-exclusive rights under the limitations listed in this agreement and until these terms have been fulfilled.

Mechanical Rights

The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive License to use Master Recording in the reproduction, duplication, manufacture, and distribution of phonograph records, cassette tapes, compact disks, internet downloads, other and miscellaneous audio and digital recordings, and any lifts and versions thereof (collectively ,”Recordings”) worldwide for up to the pressing or selling a total of 5000 copies of such Recordings or any combination of such Recordings. Additionally, Licensor shall be permitted to distribute unlimited internet downloads for non-profit and non-commercial use.

Performance Rights

The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive License to use the Master Recording in unlimited non-profit performances, shows, or concerts.

The Licensee is also permitted to use the Master Recording in unlimited for-profit performances. The Licensee can earn up to one thousand ($1,000) US Dollars in compensation or ticket sales using the Master Recording in said performances.

Music Videos

The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive License to use the Master Recording in unlimited music videos.

Synchronization Rights

The Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a non-exclusive License to copy, perform, edit and/or loop portions of, record on film, video, digital animations, and video games (collectively, “Projects”) and use the Master Recording in synchronization or timed relation with the productions in one (1) Projects.

Credit

Licensee shall acknowledge the original authorship of the Composition appropriately and reasonably in all media and performance formats by acknowledging the relevant author in writing where possible and vocally otherwise (ie. Prod. by Loopville Citizen). Where a project is commercially released and registered with a performance rights organisation, Licensor shall be acknowledged as a Writer.

Sampling

The Licensee agrees that the Composition is purchased as a “Work Made for Hire” whereby the clearing of any sampled materials is the responsibility of Licensee.

Compensation

Payment for this License is non-refundable. If the Licensee fails to account to the Licensor, timely and complete the payments provided for hereunder, the Licensor shall have the right to terminate this License upon written notice to the Licensee. Such termination shall render the recording, manufacture and/or distribution of Recordings for which monies have not been paid subject to and actionable as infringements under applicable law.

Term

Executed by the Licensor and the Licensee, this License agreement is to be effective as for all purposes as of the Effective Date for a period of five years or until distribution limits have been met. In the event that an exclusive license is sold by Licensor to the Composition, the terms of this agreement shall be upheld.

Indemnification

Licensee agrees to indemnify and hold Licensor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or resulting from a claimed breach of any of Licensee’s representations, warranties or agreements hereunder.

In a nutshell:

All profits split 50/50 between Producer and Artist.

Producer maintains full rights to the beat.

Producer gets credited (ie. Prod. by Loopville Citizen).

Producer is not responsible for the clearing of samples.

For any questions contact:
info@6feetrooted.com

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