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LICENSE AGREEMENT (PLEASE COPY, PASTE & PRINT)
This License Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) between Unified World Entertainment, LLC (UWE), a Delaware Corporation, with its principle place of business at 1415 Hwy 85 North 340, Fayetteville, GA 30214, (Company) (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) executed and effective, by and between ___________________(Artist) (hereinafter referred to as the “Artist”): IT IS HEREBY UNDERSTOOD. Company is an organization, which specializes in the management, recording, recording distribution and representation of musical artists;b. Company is familiar with the musical abilities of Artist and has the expertise, ability, industry contacts and resources to assist Artist in the furtherance of his/her career.c. Artist performs under the name _____________________________;d. Company and Artist wish to enter into this Agreement to provide for the digital distribution of the music recording.IT IS, THEREFORE, AGREED AS FOLLOWS:A. TERM. The effectiveness of this Agreement shall commence with its execution by all of the parties, and shall continue thereafter for a period of _lifetime___ years. The agreement will renew each year after until such said agreement is terminate by either party. Either party may terminate the Agreement at any time on 60 days written notice, unless another agreement between the parties provides differently. B. PRODUCTION OF RECORDING. The Recording shall be produced in the following manner:1. PRODUCTION. Artist agrees to produce one master recording consisting of songs written and performed by Artist (hereinafter referred to as the “Songs”). The resulting recording (hereinafter referred to as the “Recording”) shall include music of not less than forty (40) minutes in playing duration, and shall be of a quality which is equal to master recordings normally produced for commercial distribution.2. CONTRIBUTION BY ARTIST. Artist agrees to full cooperate with the Company, in good faith, in the production of the Recording; to contribute to such production the music and lyrics embodied in the Songs; to arrange, direct and perform the Songs in such a manner as to facilitate the production of the Recording; and to otherwise strictly observe the remaining duties and obligations of this Agreement. 3. COSTS. Artist shall be responsible for all costs incurred in the production of the Recording, including the prepayment of all travel, hotel and meal costs incurred by Artist in attending the recording sessions. 4. ARTISTIC CONTROL. Company and Artist shall be jointly responsible for all decisions regarding the artistic content of the Recording.5. ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS. Artist shall provide and compensate sufficient and competent musicians to properly perform the Songs, as arranged and directed by Artist and Producer. 6. TITLE. The title of the Recording shall be chosen by Artist.7. COMPLETION AND RELEASE. The Recording shall be completed and prepared for release and distribution on or before _________ ___, 20____. Company and Artist acknowledge that time is of the essence in the completion of the Recording, and each agrees to exercise all reasonable means to achieve such completion.8. ASSIGNMENT OF NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS BY ARTIST. Upon the timely occurrence and performance of all material events and obligations required to produce the Recording, Artist shall assign to the Company all of his/her rights, title, and interest in and to the following property, for distribution and commercial exploitation throughout the world:a. The Songs,b. Artist’s performance of the Songs contained in the Recording,c. The title of the Recording.9. LICENSE FOR USE OF NAME AND IMAGE. Upon the timely occurrence and performance of all material events and obligations required to produce the Recording, Artist shall grant to the Company the non-exclusive license to use the name “______________________________”, and the Artist’s photographic image, in the promotion and digital distribution of the Recording.10. DISTRIBUTION. Commencing with the completion of the Recording and continuing for the term of this Agreement, Company will diligently use its best efforts to secure digital online distribution of the Recording throughout the world, through one or more major digital online music services (iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon.com, etc). Any such contract entered into between Company and any such digital online music services may vary to the terms of this Agreement.11. ROYALTIES. In accordance with the rights granted by Artist to Company herein, Company intends to contract with a digital online music service for distribution of the Recording. Company will be entitled to receive royalties or licensing fees (herein collectively referred to as the “Royalties”) as a result of such contract. Royalties shall include any compensation received by Company, or promised to Company, which directly or indirectly results from the use, exploitation or existence of the Recording. Royalties, if any, shall be allocated and distributed between Company and Artist, in the following proportion:___Thirty ___ (30%) Percent of Net Profit to Company___Seventy__ (70%) Percent of Net Profit to ArtistRoyalties due Artist hereunder shall be delivered by Company to Artist within fifteen working days from the Company’s receipt thereof. Artist must encompass a Net Profit of over $25.00 US Dollars before a payment is received from Company. Royalties will be available quarterly (Jan, April, July, and Oct). 15. ASCAP or BMI MEMBERSHIP. Within a reasonable time after the execution of this Agreement, Artist shall apply for registration and membership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) or Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), music licensing organizations. Artist shall be responsible for any cost or expense associated with such application or with the Artist’s membership in ASCAP or BMI during the term of this Agreement and the Distribution Period. 16. NON-CIRCUMVENTION. Artist shall not detrimentally interfere with the efforts of Company to distribute the Recording through one or more digital online distribution companies or enter into any contract inconsistent with the rights of distribution assigned to Company hereunder. Artist shall not contact any such potential digital online distribution company without notifying Company first in writing of Artist intentions.17. CONDITION SUBSEQUENT. If Company does not enter into a binding contract for the digital online distribution of the Recording during the Distribution Period, the assignment and license from Artist to Company granted hereunder shall be deemed rescinded by the agreement of the parties. 18. RIGHT OF INSPECTION. At any time during the term of this Agreement upon prior written notice to Company of at least seven (7) days, Artist or his/her designated representative shall be permitted unrestricted access to the books and records of Company which in any way pertain to Artist, for inspection and photocopying by Artist or Artist’s designated representative. Such books and records shall include, but shall not be limited to, any documents or records which evidence the receipt or disbursements of Royalties. Company shall maintain such books and records at its principal office.19. MISCELLANEOUS. a) BINDING EFFECT. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the parties.b) ARBITRATION. In the event of a dispute between Company and Artist regarding the terms, construction or performance of this Agreement, such dispute shall be settled by binding arbitration in _Atlanta, GeorgiaDelaware__, according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association for the settlement of commercial disputes, then in effect. The award or decision resulting therefrom shall be subject to immediate enforcement in a _GeorgiaDelaware___ court of competent jurisdiction.c) JURISDICTION/APPLICABLE LAW. Company and Artist hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of _GeorgiaDelaware__ for the enforcement of this Agreement or any arbitration award or decision arising herefrom. This Agreement shall be enforced or construed according to the laws of the State of _GeorgiaDelaware_.d) ATTORNEY’S FEES. In the event that a party is forced to obtain an attorney to enforce the terms of this Agreement, the party prevailing in such action of enforcement shall be entitled to the recovery of attorney’s fees incurred in such action.e) COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING. Company and Artist agree to perform their obligations under this Agreement, in all respects, in good faith.f) INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. In the performance of his/her obligations of this Agreement, Artist shall be deemed an independent contractor.g) INCORPORATION OF RECITALS. The recitals contained at the beginning of this Agreement are incorporated herein by this reference.24. NOTICES. Any notices or delivery required herein shall be deemed completed when hand-delivered, delivered by agent, or placed in the U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, to the parties at the addresses listed herein.THE PARTIES AGREE to the terms and obligations and so execute on the day and date mentioned below.