This sample Music Licence for Games (often referred to as a synchronisation licence or master licence) is for use where a game developer wants to synchronise existing music and an existing master recording of the music to a soundtrack for a game. It is appropriate when the composer of the music owns the copyright in both the music (and lyrics) and the sound recording.
If the composer has assigned the synchronisation rights in the music to a music publisher, and the sound recording has been released by a record company, the game developer needs to contact the publisher and, usually, the record company to obtain licences to use the music and the sound recording. In most cases, record companies and publishers have their own licence agreements.
If the game developer wants someone to create music especially for his/her game, the soon-to-be-released Music Commission Agreement for Games will be more appropriate.