Thank you very much for your videos. They're very helpful.
I was previously a manager for several artists outside the US and never had to deal with copyrights, split sheets, etc., but now that I moved to the US and just started managing an artist here, I'm trying to understand a couple of items I'm confused about.
1. There is a producer who created a beat for a song that one of his friends wrote. This producer says the song is his because his friend wrote it for him, so, if I want the song (including the beat) for my artist can I just sign a split sheet with the producer and list him as the writer or do I need to get the writer involved? Is it my responsibility? If the writer were to come after us in the future wouldn't it be the producer's responsibility because he's taking credit as the writer in the split sheet?
2. Me being the manager. How do I get my share of the income that will be coming through the different streams (i.e.ASCAP) if my company's name won't be in the split sheets?
i only answer 1 question for free.
For question 1:
the producer should give you a license agreement (that includes a fee) first granting permission to use the song, if your artist didnt write anything, neither you or your writer is entitled to anything on the split sheet, only the original writer and producer unless negotiated otherwise.
For question 2:
I strongly suggest you book a 30 min consult to ask all you want here: http://tamilatrell.com/us/contact/
Hey, Tami! Found your "5 types of Publishing Deals Offered" randomly on YouTube and I will continue watching your videos! Thanks so much!
I was wondering if you can have more than one music licenses? For example; I signed a Mechical License deal -- can I have an admin deal, then a sync deal for the new Justice Legue Movie (haha). Thanks again for the videos! I'm going share these with other songwriters!
So I wrote this R&B track, made the beat, got it professionally mixed, and filed a copyright for it. I met a manager for a mainstream artist, I told him about the track then he told me to email him the track to see if it's something that fits his artist. I want know what should I do? Even though i have the copyright I'm afraid that they might like it and use itTami LaTrell responded on 08/22/2016