Maineville, OH asked in Intellectual Property for Maine

Q: Would signing a “Name and Likeness agreement” give all rights of all of my music over to a company?

I am an up and coming musician. A company reached out giving me the opportunity to work on a song for them. Would signing the “Name and Likeness agreement” give them the rights to all of my music and branding or just for this one song?

Here is the excerpt I am concerned about: “ Company shall have complete ownership of any recording, product, copy presentation or other material or file containing or featuring my appearance (collectively “Product”), including copyright interests, and I acknowledge I have no interest or ownership in the Product (or any portion thereof) or its copyright.”

Thank you so much!

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: You need to hire an attorney to review it and propose changes.

That would be a typical clause but needs to be limited to only the work you are doing.

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