Hey RO'ers. Not too long ago I completed a compilation album with some guys that wanted to make an album with my label. I gave them free studio time in exchange for working on the album, but there were no contracts signed between us. Now that the Cd is finished I noticed that the guys don't come around anymore to start on another album or even record songs. I am trying to run a business here and was wondering what rights would I have to use some of the songs that they have made even if they have the lyrics that they wrote on them. Can I get sued for using the song? I have thought about just scrapping the lyrics and reusing the beats for other artists on their albums. I am the producer of the music and just don't want to get burned later on down the road when album sales start picking up. Does anyone have any advice on the matter?