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Commissioning Contracts

Updated: 27 October 2022 | 14:18 PM

The MU provides specimen commissioning contracts for both live commissions (theatre, orchestral concerts etc) and recorded media commissions (film, TV, advertising, online etc). 

You should ensure that any commissioning contract you are offered is submitted to the MU’s Contract Advisory Service before signing.

It is also important that the composer and the commissioner are clear about who will be liable for any other costs that may be associated with the project, such as preparing parts, contracting musicians, studio costs, attendance at rehearsals etc.