This License for Use of Song Lyrics is an agreement between a licensor and a licensee
for the use of song lyrics. The licensor has the right, title and interest in and to song
lyrics and grants a non-exclusive license to use the song lyrics for a specific purpose
and pursuant to certain terms and conditions contained in the agreement. This
document contain numerous standard provisions that are commonly included in these
types of agreements and may be customized to fit the specific needs of the contracting
parties. This should be used by licensors of song lyrics and parties interested in
obtaining a license.
LICENSE FOR USE OF LYRICS
THIS LICENSE FOR USE OF LYRICS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), is made
this ____ day of ____________, 2___ (the “Effective Date”), by and between
________________ (the “Licensor”) and ______________ (the “Licensee”).
THE LICENSOR AND THE LICENSEE HEREBY ACKKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE
1.00 GRANT OF LICENSE
1.1 The Licensor hereby grants a non-exclusive License (the “License”) to the Licensee for
use of the Song Lyrics from the musical composition entitled “_________________” (the
1.2 The Licensee shall have the right to use the Song Lyrics for the purposes of
_______________________________. The Licensee shall be permitted to use the
License granted herein for any of the following purposes:
(i) for use on the internet;
(ii) for advertising purposes;
(iii) for marketing purposes;
(iv) for display purposes; and
(v) for use on television or such other electronic purposes.
1.3 The Licensee shall have the right to use the Song Lyrics throughout the Territory of
_________________ (the “Territory”).
1.4 In addition to the rights granted above, the Licensee is hereby granted the right under the
License to promote and utilize the image or likeness of the author of the Song Lyrics for
the sole purposes of providing credit for composition of the Song Lyrics.
2.00 TERM OF LICENSE
2.01 The Term of this License shall commence on the Effective Date of this Agreement shall
be for a period of _______ (___) months/years (the “Term”) and the terms and conditions
of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of the Term,
including any renewals or extension of this Agreement.
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3.01 The Licensee acknowledges that all right, title and interest in and to the Song Lyrics shall
remain at all times throughout the Term of this Agreement with the Licensor.
3.02 The Licensee hereby agrees that it shall not at any time alter the Song Lyrics or the title
of the musical composition comprising the Song Lyrics.
4.00 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF LICENSOR
4.01 The Licensor hereby represents and warrants to the Licensee as follows:
(i) that the Licensor is the owner of the Song Lyrics;
(ii) that the Song Lyrics do not infringe on the rights of any third person or entity nor
do they violate any copyrights of any other third person or entity;
(iii) the Licensor has the full right and authority to enter into this Agreement and grant
the License to the Licensee; and
(iv) there are no claims of any third parties of any kind or nature relating to the Song
5.01 The Licensor hereby agrees that it shall indemnify and hold the Licensee and any of its
agents, employees or affiliates, harmless from and against any and all claims, losses,
damages or expenses, including attorney fees, suffered or incurred by the Licensee as a
result of any material breach of this Agreement.
6.00 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
6.01 The Licensor and the Licensee hereby acknowledge and agree that the relationship
created by this Agreement is one of an independent contractor. At no time or times, shall
the Licensee be treated as an employee of the Licensor for any purpose whatsoever.
6.02 The Licensor and the Licensee acknowledge and agree that neither party will have the
power or right to obligation the other in any manner whatsoever.
6.03 The Licensee agrees that it will not at any time or times act in a way that implies a
relationship other than that of an independent contractor with the Licensor.
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7.00 COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS