Hello all, I have a song that I did for Nickelodeon TV show as a work for hire. I retained 100% of the writers portion and they have 100% of the publishers. I found a company that might be interested in re-recording and putting it out on one of their kid labels. This company was asking about getting a piece of the publishing. Now, I do not want to give any of mine away, so i called Viacom and asked them to give away some of their's instead; the response was: "The best we can agree to do for you is to waive our right of first use and provide to the licensee a reduced rate of 75% of stat when and if they want to use it on an album. That's the best they are willing to do." Does anyone know exactly what this means? I think they are saying is "no you can't have our publishing, but we would license the song to the company for a reduced fee." I have no clue what waiving the right of first use means. thanks.