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More Questions for Artists: Record Producer Agreements, Part 10: Grant of Rights–Producer Songwriters

December 18, 2013

Chris will be posting an update to this section addressing the GoldieBlox problem where a Silicon Valley company brought big legal muscle to sue the Beastie Boys as songwriters and also sued the legendary Rick Rubin who was a co-writer producer of the track with no other connection. If they can do that, they can do anything.

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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, Part 8 and Part 9  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.

15.  Grant of Rights—Producer Songwriters

Artists often collaborate on songs with their producers, and in many cases that producer’s songwriting ability is a significant factor in the decision to work with a producer.  In the pop or urban side of the house, the…

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