If you are interested in having me create an album cover for you or would like to use an existing artwork of mine as an album cover, please describe it in as much detail as possible in the contact form below or email JulianaGarcesArt@gmail.com.
After I have received your request I will email you back with my thoughts on your idea, gather any additional information I need and create an Agreement for you to sign. Typically, an Agreement will be something along these lines but it is subject to change:
Example of Album Cover Agreement:
The album will be __(description of the artwork concept)__.
Image Usage Rights:
The artist authorizes the artwork to be used on digital distribution of the album/CD covers and physical distribution of __(album name)__, advertising of the __(album name)__, stage banners, bus wraps, and digital postings such as social media post, YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, iHeartRadio, iTunes and other digital usage.
As of this agreement, the artist does not authorize selling merchandise with artwork printed on it, such as selling t-shirts, poster, pins, bags, stickers, and any other such merchandise items. Such usage of the artwork would require a separate agreement and additional payment. This additional agreement can be requested at any point in time by the musician, if the musician decides they want to start using the artwork for selling merchandise with the artwork printed on it.
The artist Juliana Garces will maintain copyright of the artwork with the ability to make prints or modifications for other uses not involving the album cover.
Table time to create sketches will commence once the deposit is made. There is a maximum amount of modification request to the initial sketch of 2 times, resulting in a maximum of 3 drafts. Any additional drafts will be an added charge. Keep in mind the draft illustrates the general concept for the album cover and is not intended to be an exact representation of the finished album cover.
Project Time Frame:
There has been no set time frame in the agreement describing the completion of the artwork. The artist will complete the artwork in a reasonable amount of time. Typically, the average for completion of an album cover is a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the project.
Credit to Artist:
The typed name and signature of the artist Juliana Garces will be included in the bottom corner of the cover. The name and signature of the artist must be legible during uses of the artwork and cannot be cropped off or removed. Additional mention of the artist during promotions and social media post of the album is deeply appreciated but not required.
The total cost for the usage of the artwork is $___ USD. This was determined after taking into account the estimated amount of time invested by the artist, the supplies used to create the artwork, and the value the artwork will provide the __(band) __ in their marketing and promotional pursuits of their album cover.
A 50% (of final price) deposit of $__ is required to finalize the agreement and commence the project. This deposit is nonrefundable and is used to secure the cost of the artist’s time spent and supplies for the project. The deposit can be made via www.JulianaGarcesArt.com in the “Album Covers” section under the “Custom Art & Designs” tab or through a check by mail, money order, in person with cash, or via a PayPal payment sent to JulianaGarcesArt@gmail.com.
If the commissioner would like to terminate the project before it is completed while the artist has already begun and deposit has been made, an additional kill fee of 25% of the final payment ($__) will be required for the time the artist has spent on the project. If the project is terminated by the commissioner before its completion, the completed project will not be delivered.
The 50% remaining final payment for the project ($__) will be due no later than a week after the artist has announced the completion of the project to the commissioner. The final payment can be made via www.JulianaGarcesArt.com in the “Album Covers” section under the “Custom Art & Designs” tab or through a check by mail, money order, in person with cash, or via a PayPal payment sent to JulianaGarcesArt@gmail.com. The completed project will be emailed once final payment is received by the artist.
Duration of Artwork Usage: *Not applicable if lifelong usage is requested
The artist grants the use of this artwork for a period of __(agreed on timeframe)__ proceeding final payment. After __(timeframe)_ proceeding final payment, the commissioner will have the opportunity to renew the usage of the artwork with a new agreement.
This allows the artist to provide initial economical pricing, while ensuring that if the album were to become successful and widely distributed, the artist could be repaid fairly according to the album’s success.
Delivery of Completed Project:
The completed project will be delivered via email and/or Google Drive as a set of digital downloads once the final payment is made. Before the final payment is made, only low resolution, watermarked versions of the image will be sent for feedback.
Digital Downloads Folder including:
– PDF & PNG Image with artwork, artist/band name, and album name.
– PDF & PNG Image with artwork, no text.
– PDF & PNG Image with the album cover on mockup example.
Changes to Completed Project:
One minor revision will be permitted within a period of 1 month after the final project has been sent if there is a particular element of the image the commissioner is not content with. Changes to the album cover made by the commissioner or any other individual require a written authorization by the artist.
Non-Profit Charity Donation:
10% of the proceeds made by the artist will be donated to a non-profit charity ____.
__(Area for artist and musician/commissioner to sign and date)__
Once I have received the signed agreement and deposit, the album cover will be made for you.
I look forward to making your ideas come to life!