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Music Compilation Release Form

THIS MUSIC COMPILATION RELEASE is made on [Date] by and between [Name] of [Address], hereinafter referred to as "Artist" grants permission to [Name] of [Address], hereinafter referred to as "the Company", to distribute the following song as a part of a compilation, solely through (Name), for the purpose of artist promotion and free of commissions and/or royalties payable to artist and/or any other performing rights organizations including but not limited to BMI, ASCAP or SESAC.

Release is as follows:

(1) This permission includes the right of the company to produce the ephemeral copies necessary to produce the compilation. This is a commissions and royalty-free, non-exclusive, gratis license to distribute the song listed above. The company is also granted permission to advertise the said materials in connection with the compilation.

(2) The artist attests to being the sole copyright owner of both the sound recordings as well as the musical compositions of the said materials. Furthermore, artist attests to being full authorized to grant this release, and the artist is doing so of their own free will without coercion of any kind.

(3) Artist hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the company, it’s officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and assigns, harmless from any fees, penalties, liabilities, losses or damages (including reasonable outside attorney fees) arising out of a third party claim incurred by the company within the terms of this agreement.

(4) This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into in the state of [State] and its validity, construction, performance, breach and operation shall be governed by the laws of that state. Should any portion of this agreement be found to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the balance of this agreement.

(5) Neither this agreement nor portions within, convey to the company any ownership, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property in the musical compositions and sound recordings embodied therein. All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved by artist.

(6) Neither party has made any representations nor promises, other than those contained in this agreement or in some further writing signed by the party making the representation or promise.

(7) Any notice to be given or to be served upon any party hereto must be in writing and may be given by certified or registered mail, but shall be deemed to have been given and received when a certified or registered letter containing such notice, properly addressed with postage prepaid, is deposited with the United States Postal Service. If notice is given in some manner other than by certified or registered mail, it shall be deemed to have been given when delivered to and received by the party to whom it is addressed, Such notices shall be given to the parties hereto at the following addresses:

(8) In connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, each party to this Agreement will execute and deliver any additional documents and perform any additional acts that may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate and perform its obligations under this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this release the day and year as first above written at [City], [State].


Printed Name / Artist or Authorized Agent


Printed Name / Company or Authorized Agent

This Section for Notary:


STATE OF -------)

) ss: [Date]

COUNTY OF ------)

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.


[Name of Notary Public]

My commission expires: [date]