What if Lady Gaga calls...?

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Lady Who ?

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Casey H » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Tay Tay just called me.

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Len911 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:41 pm

She'd probably call and want to write a new song together. I think the Harry Fox agency handles most covers. But her publishing company could place a listing with Taxi and offer your song as an example, and then you would need to submit a song for the listing, taking a chance you'd get returned and others might be forwarded,lol! "Too close to the reference" the screener might say :lol: Then again, maybe the Library would sell your contract?
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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Kolstad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:07 am

SteveBaruah wrote:'First release' - so no other version of the song released?

What would then happen in the cover situation? I would keep writer's, Gaga gets publishing and the library gets nothing?
Yes, record companies want no other version of the song released before they do it. That is how they can control their assets.

In the hypotetical cover situation (which can not happen), the library gets half the publishing (only for music), the artist get sales and performance, and you probably get zip, because the library owns the music.

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by SteveBaruah » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:14 am

Kolstad wrote:and you probably get zip, because the library owns the music.
So I would't keep (at least a part of the) writer's share?

Also, why can't the cover situation happen? Songs are covered all the time.

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Kolstad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:01 pm

No, I am exaggerating wildly. I have no idea, yet I don't think it will ever be a viable scenario, though, due to the middleman. Major artists and their labels are very protective about music publishing.

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Tunesmith » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:40 pm

Well..did she call?

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by Len911 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:43 pm

Tunesmith wrote:Well..did she call?

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Re: What if Lady Gaga calls...?

Post by funsongs » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:58 pm

Casey H wrote:Tay Tay just called me.

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