OT Session Musician Release Form

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OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:15 am

Hello All,
I am looking for a proper session musician release form.

I want the one that says, "You played on my song and you will have no claims whatsoever on said song and your services have been paid in full. The End."

I did a little research and this is what I found. Does anyone know if this would be an adequate form? Is it missing anything?

I know I should probably be asking on freelegaladvice.com but I'm sure there's a few of you in here who have crossed this bridge before.

Thanks in Advance,
Drew

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MEMORANDUM OF ASSIGNMENT (in lieu of a Work-For-Hire Agreement)

WHEREAS, ___________, with a place of business at _______________, ______, ________ (hereinafter called the “Assignor”) has performed the ________ tracks on recordings of the following songs written by _________ - ________, ________, ________, and ________,(said four songs hereinafter collectively called the “Assigned Works”); and

WHEREAS, ________, a ________ corporation with a place of business at _________________, __________, ______ (hereinafter called the “Assignee”) is desirous of acquiring all rights in the Assigned Works;

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Assignor hereby assigns, transfers, conveys, and sells to Assignee all of Assignor’s rights, title and interest whatsoever, under copyright or otherwise, throughout the universe, in the Assigned Works, together with any registrations and any applications to register the Assigned Works, and together with all causes of action and the right to recover for past infringements of the Assigned Works.

Dated:_____________

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by EgAD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:51 am

but how will you feel in the morning?

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by pepezabala » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:57 am

I like the term "throughout the universe" a lot. 8O

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:33 pm

pepezabala wrote:I like the term "throughout the universe" a lot. 8O
I know. It's deep. Some other interesting legal speak I came across (for duration) was "from the beginning of the world until..."

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:43 pm

EgAD wrote:but how will you feel in the morning?

The purpose of this is to ensure that everyone feels good in the morning.

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by sdmiddleton » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:19 pm

I did some session work (sans finncial reward) for someone a couple of years ago, and kept getting threatened with receiving a one off payment every now and then when it looked like the track might be released, but the threats eventually dissappeared when it wasn't. Quite funny. The joys of original music creation. Play a crappy cover song in a bar somewhere and the pounds start rolling in. Sad really.

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:10 pm

^^^

Yes, I know it can be a pain in the ass. That's why sometimes we all have to learn the hard way, adjust and then reapproach the order in which you do stuff in the future. Hence, this thread.


Can anyone offer some insight towards the session musician release posted below? Is it legit?

Thanks

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MEMORANDUM OF ASSIGNMENT (in lieu of a Work-For-Hire Agreement)

WHEREAS, ___________, with a place of business at _______________, ______, ________ (hereinafter called the “Assignor”) has performed the ________ tracks on recordings of the following songs written by _________ - ________, ________, ________, and ________,(said four songs hereinafter collectively called the “Assigned Works”); and

WHEREAS, ________, a ________ corporation with a place of business at _________________, __________, ______ (hereinafter called the “Assignee”) is desirous of acquiring all rights in the Assigned Works;

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Assignor hereby assigns, transfers, conveys, and sells to Assignee all of Assignor’s rights, title and interest whatsoever, under copyright or otherwise, throughout the universe, in the Assigned Works, together with any registrations and any applications to register the Assigned Works, and together with all causes of action and the right to recover for past infringements of the Assigned Works.

Dated:_____________

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(Musician’s Name)

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by sdmiddleton » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:35 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:^^^

Yes, I know it can be a pain in the ass. That's why sometimes we all have to learn the hard way, adjust and then reapproach the order in which you do stuff in the future. Hence, this thread.


Can anyone offer some insight towards the session musician release posted below? Is it legit?

Thanks

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MEMORANDUM OF ASSIGNMENT (in lieu of a Work-For-Hire Agreement)

WHEREAS, ___________, with a place of business at _______________, ______, ________ (hereinafter called the “Assignor”) has performed the ________ tracks on recordings of the following songs written by _________ - ________, ________, ________, and ________,(said four songs hereinafter collectively called the “Assigned Works”); and

WHEREAS, ________, a ________ corporation with a place of business at _________________, __________, ______ (hereinafter called the “Assignee”) is desirous of acquiring all rights in the Assigned Works;

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Assignor hereby assigns, transfers, conveys, and sells to Assignee all of Assignor’s rights, title and interest whatsoever, under copyright or otherwise, throughout the universe, in the Assigned Works, together with any registrations and any applications to register the Assigned Works, and together with all causes of action and the right to recover for past infringements of the Assigned Works.

Dated:_____________

_________________________
(Musician’s Name)
I have no idea about the legaility of the above, however,
http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/site/c ... rticle=439 this will link you to Musicians Union in the UK with many Music Contracts you can download, including musician for session...NOt sure what part of the world you're in as local laws may differ or you may have similar organisations that specialise nearby....may not be waht you're after, but for what its worth...

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:10 pm

Cool. Thanks.

I'm based in the US, BTW.

Does anyone know if that makes a difference? Sorry for the ignorance here. You have to start somewhere...

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by solacerodgers » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:18 pm

This is all the contracts I have gathered over the last few years theres.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/12/15 ... tracts.rar
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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:29 pm

Wow. Thanks.

I didn't see one specifically labled for Session Musicians...Do you know off hand which number that may be (before I start opening all the files)?

Thanks again,
Drew

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by solacerodgers » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:43 pm

Have to dig and look man sorry i use them for my studio here and have never had a session musician but im sure theres something in there.
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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by dhilsabeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:49 pm

I was probably going to have a closer look later anyways (pretty busy at the moment).

Thanks again. Mighty kind of you.

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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by funky shit » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:49 am

somebody explain whats goin on
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Re: OT Session Musician Release Form

Post by Mr Mowgli » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:57 am

Hey, I have a musicians relase form , it's a little longer than that one, but it is industry standard,

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