One-Off Recording Agreement
As noted above, this clause gives the artist the right to terminate the contract if the record company does not publish minimum statements of commitments in the United Kingdom. It is unlikely that a record company will accept a right of termination resulting from non-release in other regions, with the possible exception of the United States, and it is therefore expected that recordings that are not published in “large markets” will be licensed at the artist`s request. Almost all recording agreements are intended to prevent the artist from recording a song recorded during the duration of an exclusivity agreement for a period after the expiry of that agreement. The reason is that it could be very damaging commercially to the original record company if an artist is free to take over all of that company`s recordings for another record company. However, the artist should strive to limit the effect of the limitation to recordings published during the lifetime or in a short period of time. B 6 months. As with the publication requirement, the artist should ensure that recordings that are only published online are not covered by the re-registration restriction. It is very important that an artist who has signed a publication contract before a record contract is concluded ensure that his publisher accepts the content of these clauses. Most publishers at least insist that they have the opportunity to speak in order to mitigate the effects of a clause such as Clause 14. The artist is exclusively hired by the host company and will not register for other companies or individuals during the duration of the contract; The word “record” is an “art” term in the record store, a word that, in a given company, has a particular meaning that differs from the general meaning.
In a recording contract, the word “record” includes each audio recording device; such as CDs and vinyls and all audiovisual devices such as . B DVD. In fact, anything that is capable of transmitting sound is included in the definition of a “data set” in your contract, so that all new technologies are covered by the description. All masters and copyrights of sound recordings made during the term of the contract are the exclusive property of the record company; The contract also sets out specific “delivery requirements.” If you pass your master`s records and the company decides that these requirements are not met, they will refuse to accept the recordings. The typical requirement is that masters must be “technically and economically satisfactory.” A recording is “technically satisfactory” as long as it sounds like a professionally produced work, unlike something you recorded on a 4-track in your bedroom. Two issues are of particular concern in this regard. First, unpublished recordings for the entire career of the artist remain the property of the label. And secondly, even if the artist has reimbursed all the recording costs, the label will still own the masters.