Student Media Release

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is acknowledged, I grant to W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School (“W.O. SMITH”) or its authorized representative the right and license to record, film, photograph, tape and otherwise capture and reproduce in any manner my minor child’s name, voice, likeness and performance; furthermore, W.O. SMITH shall have the right and license to use any biographical material that might be furnished. All images and sound captured on tape or otherwise shall be referred to in this Personal Release as recordings (the “Recordings”).

I agree that W.O. SMITH shall (i) own all rights in the Recordings, (ii) have the right to use the Recordings, in whole or in part, in any manner of media (whether now existing or created in the future), in perpetuity, and in all languages, throughout the universe, and (iii) be entitled to use the Recordings as W.O. SMITH deems appropriate, including, without limitation, for promotion and publicity purposes. “Media” for purposes of this Personal Release shall include by way of illustration only: television broadcasts and rebroadcasts, newspapers, magazines, books (both paper and electronic), Internet, videotapes, CDs, DVDs and electronic databases.

W.O. SMITH is under no obligation to use or exhibit the Recordings in any manner. I waive (i) the right to inspect or approve of any use of the Recordings, (ii) any rights to injunctive relief I may have in connection with this Personal Release, (iii) the right to revoke this Personal Release, and (iv) any moral rights I have in the Recordings.

I hereby agree not to sue and irrevocably and unconditionally remise, release, waive and forever discharge W.O. SMITH and its past, present and future officers, agents, representatives, employees, successors and assigns, jointly and individually (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), from any and all manner of liabilities, claims and demands of any kind or nature, whatsoever, in law or equity, whether known or unknown, which I (or my assigns, agents and/or representatives) ever had, now has, or in the future may have against the Releasees, including, but not limited to claims arising out of or related to the uses described herein.  I further agree in the event I bring a claim or lawsuit in violation of this agreement, I shall be liable for any attorneys fees and costs incurred by W.O. SMITH in connection with such claim or lawsuit.

I agree that no sum shall be due to me for execution of this Personal Release and W.O. SMITH shall not be obligated to pay me or any third party any sum whatsoever, regardless of the time or method of any future use of the Recordings.

This Personal Release shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, regardless of the place of its physical execution and shall be binding on my legal representatives, heirs, and assigns and W.O. SMITH’s licensees and assigns. I represent and warrant that I have the right, power and authority to grant my rights set forth in this Personal Release; furthermore, I represent and warrant that I am either a parent or legal guardian of the minor child and that I have complete authority to grant this Personal Release on the minor child’s behalf. This Personal Release represents the entire understanding in effect between the parties.


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