Artist Recording Agreement

1. NEW TECHNOLOGY Although the reasons for this withdrawal are outdated and the practice is slowly calming down, record companies often pay only three-quarters of the promised royalty rate because CDs are considered a “new technology”. For example, if you were promised a royalty rate of 9% of SRLP, you would only receive 6.75% of SRLP once this deduction has been made. The reason is that the costs of research and development should be passed on to the artist. (e.42) In order to continue to pay only three-quarters of the interest rate on the promised license, despite the fact that CDs are now standard technology, some record companies have replaced the new technology deduction with others, for example.B. Deductions if an album is not sold at the full selling price or for the costs the record company wants to use to promote the album. (e.43) v. The choice of words from the record label regarding the three-quarter rate may be misleading. Sometimes labels refer to the three-quarters rate they propose in capital letters, the Statutory Rate, while they refer to the federal rate as a “legal sentence” in lower cases. (e.79) Remember that the three-quarter rate usually offered by record companies is NOT U.S. law and can be negotiated from your contract.

However, this can be difficult for a new artist, given that the three-quarter rate has been an industry standard for a long time and the new artist may not have sufficient bargaining power to obtain a better rate. “Delivery” and “Delivery” – with respect to master`s records provided under this agreement. The artist fully executes all the artist`s admission obligations under this agreement, with the company`s agreement. Before they see money, the artist must reimburse the registration fee, advances and usually 50 percent of all video costs. The label will make additional deductions, which will further reduce the actual royalty rate. Other rights that the label wishes to acquire include the rights to the album work and the right to use the artist`s name and image in the sale and promotion of the records. The amount of input you have in terms of selecting songs on the album varies from contract to contract. However, it is often the case that new artists are invited to allow the label (about independent producers or artists and repertoires [A-R] to choose or, at the very least, to definitively approve the compositions contained in the album. (e.23) Robbie Williams, on the other hand, was able to use his considerable stature to wield a revolutionary agreement that guaranteed that his masters would eventually return to him.

For the exercise of successive options – that is, when the next album expires – whether or not previous advances have been recovered.