This sample agreement outlines the formalisation of a pre-existing band or performers wishing to join together to form a band.
This sample Band Partnership Letter Agreement should be used when members of a band want to record how their band will operate as between the various members.
This sample agreement includes the most common terms which the parties need to consider and agree to.
This sample Collaboration Agreement –Visiting Artist should be used when an Indigenous community art centre invites an external non-Indigenous artist to the arts centre to work collaboratively with the art centre’s artists (Local artists) to create a body of work.
Volunteers play an important role in nearly every collaborative art project whether making films, organising festivals or putting on a major exhibition. A written agreement is important to ensure the volunteer understands his or her responsibilities and the policies and protocols that must be respected.
This sample agreement is included in the information sheet Confidential information – protecting your ideas which explains how to protect ideas and outline the law of confidentiality.
This sample agreement should be used when a performer is being contracted by someone else to perform in a production. If the performer is being engaged as an employee rather than a contractor, Arts Law's Employment Agreement for Performers is more appropriate.
This sample Copyright Licensing Agreement should be used when a person who owns the copyright in creative content wishes to give permission to another person to use their content (whether a visual artwork, text, music, film or other content) in a particular way.
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Indigenous Stories should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to recording or transcribing traditional stories told by members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island language group.
If you are owed money and it hasn't been paid, the first step is to send a letter of demand. This is a template which you can adapt.
These sample guidelines have been developed to assist small record companies and independent artists that are Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) licensors to meet the requirement that they have direct licensing guidelines (policies). The guidelines deal only with direct licensing of public performance and transmission rights in a sound recording or music video. For more information on PPCA's requirement in relation to direct licensing guideline see Arts Law’s information sheet on Direct licensing guidelines: sound recording.
When a performer is employed on a full-time or part-time basis to perform in a dramatic or theatrical production, this sample Employment Agreement can be used.
This sample agreement should be used when a visual artist agrees to licence an existing visual image for multiple reproduction.
This agreement can be used between an artist and a manufacturer.
A template letter of demand that you can send if you believe a person or organisation is infringing your moral rights.
This sample Music Commission Agreement for Games should be used when a game developer wants a composer, musician or band either to create original music for use in the developer’s game or to adapt existing music into a new composition or arrangement.
An agreement for when a podcast producer wants to commission a composer/musician/band to create music for use in a podcast.
This sample agreement covers the fundamentals of how a producer commissions a screen composer to create an original score for a film or video.
This sample agreement outlines the arrangement between a community or a non-profit organisation and an unsigned artist in which the artist records songs for the first time for inclusion on a compilation album.
A pack of discounted, tailored contract templates to make sure you're protecting all your rights as a musician.
This sample agreement is used when a producer wants to synchronise existing music and an existing master tape of the music to a soundtrack for a video or film. It is appropriate when the composer of the music owns the copyright in both the music and lyrics.
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.
An agreement for when a podcast producer wishes to use a particular piece of recorded music which is still protected by copyright in a podcast.
This sample agreement should be used when an unsigned artist is negotiating a booking with a recording studio. It can be used as a starting point for drafting an agreement or as a checklist to compare to the terms offered by the studio.
This sample deed should be used when a group of performers (dancers) want to form a partnership for the purpose of putting on a one-off show/project/performance.
A deed for a group of performers who want to form a partnership for the purpose of putting on more than one show/project/performance on an ongoing basis.
This sample agreement should be used to ensure that the recipient of the release, for example a producer, is allowed to record and use the performance. It also covers the performer's copyright and moral rights.
This sample Session Musician’s Release (the Release) should be used when a musician is being hired by a third party to perform a musical work as part of a recorded music session.
This sample agreement should be used by artists or arts organisations when obtaining sponsorship for a particular event or activity, such as a festival, performance or exhibition.
This sample agreement can be used for hiring a place/space for short period of time.
When engaging volunteers it is very important to have an agreement in writing which sets out your obligations, their obligations and creates a mutual understanding that the position will be unpaid.
This sample WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION DEED should be used when a person takes part in a workshop in which they will create copyright material, for example by writing text, composing music, creating new dance movement or coming up with new lines for a play, and possibly performs the material created.