Some recent successes

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by horacejesse » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:30 am

Quote:Once a piece is sent to Oprah, it becomes hers. It's a work for hire agreement. In a true work for hire arrangement the composer does not make anything on the back end, does he? Does she pay you a one-time fee and that is the end of it? In other words is it like a buyout?

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Re: Some recent successes

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Quote:Quote:Once a piece is sent to Oprah, it becomes hers. It's a work for hire agreement. In a true work for hire arrangement the composer does not make anything on the back end, does he? Does she pay you a one-time fee and that is the end of it? In other words is it like a buyout?In this particular work for hire situation, a composer fee is paid for each accepted piece, Oprah becomes the publisher and copyright holder but the composer retains writer's share of the performance royalties. All of the potential income is backend. That's why 90 placements is such a great thing!
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Re: Some recent successes

Post by gitarrero » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:20 pm

hey matt,wow - that's a fantastic list..! congrats, well done!cheers,Martin
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Re: Some recent successes

Post by matto » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:20 am

Thanks everybody! Quote:In a true work for hire arrangement the composer does not make anything on the back end, does he? Does she pay you a one-time fee and that is the end of it? In other words is it like a buyout?This is one of the biggest misconceptions in the music industry. A work for hire is NOT a buyout, at least not in 90% of the cases where the term is used.It simply means that the employer is the owner of the compositions, therefore the rights will never revert to the writer.Work for hire agreements are used in the vast majority of major tv and film productions, and the composer always retains his writer's share.That doesn't mean you shouldn't be cautious with this (as with any other) type of agreement and make sure they're not trying to sneak something by you...

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by horacejesse » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:27 am

With all those quality compositions Oprah could easily start her own library anytime she wanted.

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by Casey H » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:15 am

Quote:With all those quality compositions Oprah could easily start her own library anytime she wanted.Shhhhh! We don't want anyone do know about Matt-Oh! productions...

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Post by mikehelms » Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:55 am

That doesn't mean you shouldn't be cautious with this (as with any other) type of agreement and make sure they're not trying to sneak something by you...[/quote]Hey Matt has this happened to you! Often!!Mike

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by matto » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:30 am

Quote:Hey Matt has this happened to you! Often!!MikeNo, just a general disclaimer. Gotta be smart out there...

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by sgs4u » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:38 am

Quote:Quote:Hey Matt has this happened to you! Often!!MikeNo, just a general disclaimer. Gotta be smart out there... Matto How do you KNOW when you're being smart? I still haven't got a freakin clue when I am! steve

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Re: Some recent successes

Post by grandmatarkin » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:44 pm

Steve, if you don't know when you're smart, just assume you are all the time. Whether you are or not, you'll never know the difference. (until people start saying things to you like "man, you're smart" or "man, were your parents cousins?")

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