Life in 10 Minutes


You, the undersigned, have agreed to permit Life in 10 Minutes, LLC  (“Life” (“us” (“we”) to record your reading of an original essay (“Essay”)   for use in a podcast, web series, website or other publication (the “Recording”), for advertising and promotion of the Recording, and for all other commercial purposes associated with the Recording.  For purposes of this Agreement, Life in 10 Minutes, LLC incudes our officers, directors, affiliates, employees and authorized third parties)

  1. Permission.  For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you acknowledge, you give us permission to record you reading the Essay, for use in the Recording. The Recording may take place on one or more occasions.

  2. Grant of Rights. You grant us all rights whatsoever to use the Recording on a perpetual basis, throughout the world, and in any medium or format that exists now or may exist in the future, with no further consent from or compensation to you, except as expressly permitted herein.

You also grant us all rights whatsoever to create additional materials that may incorporate the Recording for purposes of promoting or advertising the Recording and Life in 10 Minutes, on a perpetual basis, throughout the world, and in any medium or format that exists now or may exist in the future, with no further consent from or compensation to you.

3. Ownership of Essay and Recording.   You are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the Essay including all copyright and other intellectual property rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any results and proceeds of your services in connection with the Recording are work made for hire as such term is defined under Federal Law.   

4. No Obligation to Use the Recording. We have the right but are not obligated to use the Recording, or to exercise any of the rights granted in this Agreement to us. You have no right to approve or review the Recording prior to our use and we will have no liability to you for any editing, alteration or other modifications we make to the Recording, any distortion or other effects, or our presentation of you in the Recording.

5. Waiver of Claims Against Us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you waive all legal and equitable rights related to all liabilities, claims, suits and damages (“Claims”) whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the exercise of our rights under this Agreement, and the use and exploitation of the Recording. You hereby forever release and discharge us from all liability under such Claims.   You waive your right to injunctive relief in the event of a dispute with us and will not have the right to enjoin or interfere with the production, distribution, advertising promotion or other exploitation of the Recording.

6. Representations to Us by You:  You represent and warrant a) that you have the full right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and grant us the rights set forth herein; b) that the Essay is an original work and does not or will not violate any right, or have a conflict with or violate any contract with or commitment made to, any person or entity; c) and that no consent or authorization from any third party is required.  You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us harmless from and against all Claims by third parties resulting from your breach of this Agreement or any of the foregoing representations and warranties.

7. Complete Agreement. This Agreement is the complete understanding with respect to the matter herein and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or other. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect or render illegal or unenforceable any other term or provision of this Agreement. We may assign this Agreement and its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any party.  All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision.

This Agreement provides us with your absolute and unconditional consent, waiver and release of liability, allowing us to publicize and commercially exploit the Recording and by signing, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of this Agreement and that you are giving up substantial legal rights, including the right to sue Life in 10 Minutes, LLC.    

(Release to be signed and return at the determined interview time / location. We can’t wait to record you for our L10 Podcast series!)