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guitar rights

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Cheeseburgerstudios, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. hey guys i will thank you in advance! I have a question to ask you. My band is about to call it off (my drummer and I that is) and there is going to be a talk about settling things fairly and so on as far as musical rights go. I am the guitar player and the drummer would like to split the songs or arrangements as 50/50 rights. I think that the parts i have written should be copyrighted under my name. I created these parts on guitar somtimes based off of rythms that he wrote down on paper (not on staff and i would somtimes change rythms around) and most of the time i would just create melodies out of the blue and just tab them out. Should he rightfully own any of these parts? Would we submitt a copyright form together? I did already copyright all of my parts and send them in on disc. I did record us at my house and im not looking to use his drum part or the music for anything. He is talking about moving on with the band and using the songs but im not really sure if i want that unless i authorize, get credit and payment (if he starts making money from the arrangements).

    this basically sums up my thoughts aand any input or ideas you have would be great!

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    relax. who's going to pay you for your songs anyway? after all "we" can all download them for free.
     
  3. I know that mr smarty pants but my main worry was him actually stealing my work not the general public downloading it!
     

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