The performance agreement is critical for anyone who employs musicians or singers to perform on a recording. Without sign-off from every musician, singer or performer who has contributed to the recording, the song will not be licensed by a legitimate buyer or user of music. Professionals understand the importance of having this simple yet crucial paperwork done to protect against future claims. Failure to obtain these signatures at the moment of recording (or immediately afterward) can create costly headaches, delays and expense.
WHO SHOULD BUY THIS DOCUMENT:
- Anyone who brings in sideartists to perform on a recording.
- Songwriters and producers who collaborate with others.
- Attorneys – outside and in-house counsel
- Artist Managers and Artist Reps
- Record & Music Publishing Executives
Document provided courtesy of Les Scott of Source Q Boutique.
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