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Contract Templates Interns Techs & Helpers Links Performing Rights and Wrongs Sound Advice The Joint Work Statement The Special Payments Fund Cue Sheets Tech Tips
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The SCL provides a variety of informative and useful materials for writers and lyricists:

CONTRACT TEMPLATES

  • Developed by Steve Winogradsky for entry level composers and small production companies, these short forms are user-friendly, plain-speak agreements that address the crucial deal points in longer agreements and can be readily used as a basis for a final agreement between parties.

INTERNS TECHS & HELPERS

  • A helpful and current listing of SCL members willing and able to serve as an intern, tech, or helper. Occasionally, people and companies seeking help are also listed.

LINKS

  • Submitted by SCL website users, the links provided in this section are all industry-related.

PERFORMING RIGHTS AND WRONGS

  • In this two-part series, Garry Schyman explains performing rights and what you need to know as the composer or songwriter.

SOUND ADVICE

  • The SCL presents well-known composers' words of advice (in QuickTime format) on working in the film, TV, and game music industries.

THE JOINT WORK STATEMENT

  • Read the Society of Composers & Lyricists' formal position on the subject of Joint Works.

THE SPECIAL PAYMENTS FUND

  • Dispel the myths and learn the facts about "The Special Payments Fund" and how it affects musicians, composers and film producers.

CUE SHEETS

  • Filing music cue sheets is an important step when writing music for film or TV. The PROs (Performance Rights Organizations) offer some valuable information on how to do this.

TECH TIPS

  • A list of documents with technology advice, instructions, and recommendations.

 

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