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Collaboration Projects (Rights)

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by jaypproductions, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. In the past I collaborated on making an instrumental with another person. This was a sample-based instrumental that I have not attained clearance for. I created a beat and the other person basically just slowed it down and changed the drums. He had one of his friends record on it and it turned out great. However, my name isn't credited anywhere whatsoever, and my audio voiceover with my name (JayP) was removed but the other person's is on it. I want to know what rights I have to that instrumental in case there is any money made from albums or singles sold.
  2. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    I hate to say it but those things SHOULD have been worked out in advance and not AFTER the fact.

    Unless you can PROVE beyond a reasonable doubt that you had a hand in producing this music you really don't have a leg to stand on.

    Anytime you go into a collaboration with another person you should have all the legal stuff worked out in advance and both parties should sign and have copies of the agreement.

    In a word you are basically "screwed" on this one. Consider it a learning experience.
  3. Actually, he would be unable to provide the original song chopped up under a project file and would only be able to provide just the final product of the sample all chopped up played together. I, however, can provide the chops move them around and separate parts from it and play different parts individually. Would this be sufficient proof?

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