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31st January 2013
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Contract form for classical recording

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I have an Audio/Video recording ahead this weekend in Hamburg/Germany with a cello player from Taiwan. I will do the recording, all editing and post production will be done in a studio in Taiwan. She asked me, wether we should sign a contract. I haven't done that before and I have no contract form in english. I couldn't find something appropriate in the net. Does somebody here may be have a form, which I could use slightly modified or can someone point me to what I search in the net?

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Hi

I have an Audio/Video recording ahead this weekend in Hamburg/Germany with a cello player from Taiwan. I will do the recording, all editing and post production will be done in a studio in Taiwan. She asked me, wether we should sign a contract. I haven't done that before and I have no contract form in english. I couldn't find something appropriate in the net. Does somebody here may be have a form, which I could use slightly modified or can someone point me to what I search in the net?

Thanks a lot

Ronald
There are quite a few on line contracts here is one of them ► Sample Music Contracts, Sample Recording Contracts and Sample Record Contracts for less money, using the 101 Music Business Contracts software program. Plus find the latest new music business how to books by Ty Cohen & Platinum Millennium Pub

Our /recording/mastering contract is 5 pages long and was written by a lawyer.

Not sure what you are trying to get from a contract. If you could tell us a bit more maybe someone can help.

Best of luck!
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Thanks Tom

I am not really shure what has to be the content.
One important point should be exclusion of liability.
My duties as the recording guy, payment, description of the final product,
my approval of publishing my recordings, etc
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Most important is a signed agreement to pay you for your services. A simply invoice with a signature line should be fine. You can add a couple publication/liability clauses at the bottom.
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Thanks Tom

I am not really sure what has to be the content.
One important point should be exclusion of liability.
My duties as the recording guy, payment, description of the final product,
my approval of publishing my recordings, etc
It can be very short and to the point or very lengthy depending on how detailed you want to get.


It can be as simple as:

For the sum of $_____________ I agree to provide audio recording services for _________________ on ___/___/___.

All liabilities for the term of this contract are assumed by the client.

Signed _______________________________ Recording Engineer


Signed_______________________________ Client


Date____/_____/______


Witnessed <if Needed> by ___________________________________

on _____/____/____


Then you just need to fill it out with other things you think are important.

The trick is not to make it too overwhelming or confusing to the client but at the same time providing safety and security for both parties.

I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV and my advice is worth every penny you did not pay me for.

My lawyer, who is a great person, told me one time that all contracts should be written on toilet paper because that is where most of them will end up if there is a dispute.

It cost me $200 for him to write up my contract and was worth every penny I paid.

If questions seek out a good business lawyer and ask his advice. Most attorneys will answer a couple of questions without charging but there time is valuable and if you want them to write up a contract or ask a lot of questions there maybe some amount of money involved.

Again best of luck!
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Thanks again Tom, very helpful
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