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Ownership of songs in collaborations


bionic_beats

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Hi,

 

I make music with a partner, and want to specify the ownership of each song individually because I put significantly more time and knowledge into the music than he does. I have good knowledge of copyrights and the differences between the right in the composition and the right in the recorded composition but still some open questions:

 

I thought about writing something like this per song (in addition to a partnership agreement):

 

Individual Music Ownership Agreement

 

Song name: "Supersong"

 

1. Musical composition:

Partner A: 80%

Partner B: 20%

 

2. Lyrics:

Partner A: 50%

Partner B: 50%

 

3. Performance on recorded composition with the name "Supersong":

Partner A: 100%

Partner B: 0%

 

4. Ownership of master:

Partner A: 80%

Partner B: 20%

 

 

I am not sure whether 3 and 4 are handled separately or as one point. I know that usually whoever pays for the recording owns the master (traditionally the label but I record and mix in my studio). I have also heard that ownership of the master is equally shared in all participants including a label for example. Or can it be specified in detail as I have done above. Or does it make sense to value the recording and mixing as a "performance".

 

Thanks a lot for any help.

Pete

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What the Case is who wrote the song not who preforms the song, Andrew Loyd Webber Wrote A Contempry song Variations made into a Lp played by Rock Stars . But if this a partner ship I would say its 50/50 because with out the other the song may have never been made

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Hi thanks. But afaik performers also acquire rights in recordings. Meaning if you play instruments or sing on a recording you have performance rights wich will be compensated through collecting societies (depending on country). I don't think every partnership has be 50/50 by default. For instance, one partner plays live the other one does most of the studio work. There can be a big imbalance which will create issues in the future if not dealt with in time.

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