The Side Artist Recording Agreement is a contract used when a record label, artist, or producer hires a musician or singer not part of the artist’s group or band to perform on an artist’s recording.

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Record Company and the Artist.

The Side Artist Recording Contract is a vital part of the recording process. This work-for-hire music contract is customizable and can be used for many common recording situations, such as bringing in backup singers or day-player musicians.

It is a non-union, standardized agreement essential for chain-of-title for your song.

Whether you’re just starting out as a musician or established in the industry, our contracts will help guide you through every step of your process to ensure you are protected and make sure everything goes smoothly from the time to step into the studio to royalty splits.

With Creators’ Legal Music Contracts, you don’t have to worry again.

Creating a contract ensures that the parties making the agreement will have all the proper terms and conditions laid out in advance of the engagement.

Other names for this Document:

Side Artist Recording Contract, Side Artist Agreement, Recording Agreement for Side Artist, Side Artist Contract, Side Artist Agreement Template, Side Artist Agreement with Royalty.

Approximate time to complete contract:  4-5 Minutes
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What is it?

The Side Artist Recording Agreement covers the essential contract terms between a Record Company and the Artist:

This standard Independent Music Contract covers:

  • The Start Date of the Agreement
  • The Release of Rights by the Owner
  • The Use Rights
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties
  • Work-For-Hire Language
  •  Alternative Dispute Resolution Issues, including Venue & Choice of Law

How does it work?

Use this document to explain the relationship between a Record Company and the Artist:

Some things needed to build your custom the Side Artist Recording Agreement:

  • Names of the Parties
  • Addresses of the Parties
  • Emails of the Parties
  • Use Rights
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

Once you have completed drafting the Side Artist Recording Agreement, you will be able to save to edit further, download a PDF or send to the other party for electronic signature.