Within a reasonable time after the execution of this Agreement, Artist shall apply for registration and membership with Broadcast Music Inc. Company shall be responsible for any cost or expense associated with such application or with the Artist's membership in BMI during the term of this Agreement and the Distribution Period. Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, either a song or an instrumental music piece, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating or writing a new song or piece of music. The word "song" is widely misused by people in the popular music industry to describe any musical composition, whether sung or played only by instruments. People who create new compositions are called composers in classical music. In popular music and traditional music, the creators of new songs are usually called songwriters; with songs, the person who writes new words for a song is the lyricist. Steve, thank you for publishing the Music Contract descriptions and example contract templates on digitalmusicnews.com. As a creative add to your article, you might consider including monetary numbers for several examples: 1) Range and average market rate to Composer per song for Custom music compared to Library 2) Range and average market rate per entire album for Custom music compared to Library 3) Range and averages showing real world ASCAP or BMI income from a Custom song or album license. You shall complete the recording of the Score and the mixing and dubbing thereof at such times and in such a manner so that you will deliver the recorded Score to Producer on or before dates which have been or shall be designated by Producer. This could come in the form of a daily/weekly/monthly rate and paid in cash or added to their paychecks. However it’s handled, it needs to be noted in this section of the deal memo template.