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Co-Writers, Publishing

Post by Burnzy » Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 am

Do you have something in writing with your Co-writers before pitching to companies? I use Cosynd, but I cannot submit writer splits without entering a publisher. However, most companies are after the publishing, so I'd have no reason to publish myself before shopping around. Maybe these companies would walk me through the process if signing, but I just want to have my ducks in a row and not waste anyone's time.

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Re: Co-Writers, Publishing

Post by CTWF » Sun May 09, 2021 12:13 pm

Burnzy wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 am
Do you have something in writing with your Co-writers before pitching to companies?
You should, and make sure they are signed up to a PRO and have their IPI ready.

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Re: Co-Writers, Publishing

Post by Burnzy » Sun May 09, 2021 12:31 pm

CTWF wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 12:13 pm
Burnzy wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 am
Do you have something in writing with your Co-writers before pitching to companies?
You should, and make sure they are signed up to a PRO and have their IPI ready.

Tom
Thanks, Tom!

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Re: Co-Writers, Publishing

Post by Kolstad » Mon May 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Unless you sign away the publishing of your music, you (the writers) own all the publishing rights. If you have cowriters, and don't have the proper paperwork at hand, you may run into trouble sooner or later. Some libraries won't even work with you. Don't work without a proper paper trail.

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