A collection of models of the most common contracts and chords you will find as an independent musician. This is where splitsheets and musical cooperation agreements come into play. This agreement for the publication of publication catalogues is used when an existing publisher buys a songwriter`s or publisher`s catalogue. One of the values of such an exclusive relationship with a publisher is that the writer will be guaranteed a stable income, much like a salary to meet the daily financial needs and cost of living, while pursuing a career. Because monthly or monthly advances (sometimes referred to as “writers` draws”) can offer a high value of financial and emotional security, since revenues from record sales and performances take between 7 months and more than 2 years to reach the author, weekly or monthly advances (sometimes called “writers` draws”) can provide great financial and emotional security while the author waits for royalties to be collected and processed. Although there are many artists who write songs for their own pleasure, songwriting can of course be a very lucrative business. And some of the most successful songwriters only write for other artists to perform. But how do authors have their songs recorded by others? There is often a publisher who comes into play to take songs from songs and present them to artists, to perform and hopefully become the next number one hit. Publishers make a lot of money from this, and authors know that they can in turn make money with a publishing house. Writers often sign exclusive agreements with publishers and deliver songs directly (and only) to a particular publishing house that then sells the songs to other artists. These exclusive agreements have many different provisions, depending on the author, the publisher and other circumstances, but must address the following topics: Yes, the proposed contracts are of course only examples, models that give you an idea of what you should include in your own agreements. Contracts/legal advice: It is important to keep in mind that all these agreements are contracts linking the parties to everything that has been negotiated by the parties.