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Music Licensing Agreement for Use in a Film/Video: Template Kit Contract template for use by musician or filmmaker
The info and agreement template in this Licensing Kit—free for PyraPASS members—is aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video.
This kit provides a basic merchandise license agreement as well as explanatory background and instructions for filling out the template.
Having your hours, invoices and related info organized and easily accessible prevents you from being a hot mess with important money-related recordkeeping.
This spreadsheet is a simple tool to help you organize important information about your major purchases: musical instruments, cameras, computers, etc.
How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of "Justified"?
Below you’ll find two sample copyright assignments: 1) a basic all-purpose assignment; and 2) an assignment specifically for musicians playing on recordings.
The more that you are actively working in your field — whether that means writing for magazines, playing music at clubs, hosting gallery events or building furniture for a hotel — the more you’ll find yourself needing to execute contracts with other businesses and people.
I have signed and dated permissions forms that explicitly inform the participant that their recorded interview could end up in a published journal or book. Is there an expiration date on the permission they granted?
Guest Blogger Maggie Vail: "Musicians are leaders. Music has been at the forefront of every massive cultural movement from civil rights to feminism to anti war movements."
Stop avoiding your numbers. There's nothing to be afraid of and everything to gain.
Most people intuitively recognize that there are some real differences between being a freelancer and running a larger business operation.
When you're making money -- even just scraps -- from your creative work not as an employee of some other company, guess what: You're running a business.
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