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More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 9: Grant of Rights–Joint Authorship Issues

December 17, 2013

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Please note: This is an installment in a multi-part post.  Each post has information relvant to prior posts, so until we get to the “Final” there will be more information to come. See also Twenty Questions for New Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.Part 6 , Part 7 and Part 8.  Watch this space for futher installments, or subscribe to the RSS feed.  A post with all the current parts in one post is available here, and see also “Artist Management Agreements” on the Semaphore Music blog.

14.  Grant of Rights-Joint Authorship Issues

There are good reasons for U.S. based artists to engage the producer to render services as an independent contractor creating a “work made for hire” under the U.S. Copyright Act (with the back up assignment provision if “work for hire”…

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