Music publishing agreement
Music publishing agreement

The following TMT guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Music publishing agreement
  • Parties

This Agreement is made on [insert date]


  1. 1

    [insert name of Publisher], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] whose registered number is [insert company number] and whose registered office is at [insert registered office] (the ‘Publisher’); and

  1. 2

    [insert name of Composer] of [insert address] (the ‘Composer’, which expression shall be deemed to include the personal representatives, executors, successors and assignees of the Composer where the context so admits).

The parties agree:

  1. 1

    Definitions and interpretation

    1. 1.1

      The following definitions apply in this Agreement:

    2. Advance

      1. means any and all of those sums payable to the Composer pursuant to clause 2 (Grant of Rights);


      1. means this Agreement and any and all schedules and annexures attached to it or incorporated in it by reference;


      1. means any musical works and lyrics entitled [insert name] and [insert name] written and composed solely by the Composer;

      Cover Record

      1. means any commercial recording of a Composition other than an Original Record;

      Delivery Material

      1. means, in respect of any Compositions, the materials specified in subclause 2.3;

      Excluded Items

      1. means Value Added Tax and any similar taxes and any taxes amending or replacing the same including expressly any and all levies and any remittance and/or withholding taxes from time to time applicable