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The New Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing, 3rd Edition by Randy Poe

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EXPLANATION OF SGA CONTRACT

SGA CONTRACT| The Songwriters Guild of America is a voluntary association of songwriters; it is not a union. The SGA Contract is thus not a negotiated contract between publishers and the SGA. Rather, the Contract has been prepared by SGA and its legal counsel and represents what SGA believes to be the best minimum songwriter contract available.    The Contract is an agreement between a songwriter (or co-writers) and a publisher. It sets forth the rights and obligations of both parties, with respect to a song or songs.    In order to facilitate a general understanding of the terms of the Contract, the following is a brief summary of its highlights.

PARAGRAPH 1 | Here, the songwriter assigns his song to a publisher, ...

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