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Can I work with a keyboard player (not a Taxi member) doing cues? Example: I record a sketch of a cue on keys / guitar and send it to my more polished piano collaborator (non Taxi member) - who then makes a great workup - and sends it back to me to edit / master and send to the listing.
If I did this, how are contracts with Taxi's clients handled? Do I submit music for the cues and make a side deal with the keyboard player outside Taxi? Or do we both need to sign the deal if accepted? Can I act as track administrator for us both (with my collaborator's permission of course)? And if so, how legal does it need to get? Alot of questions. Appreciate the insights.
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A stinger or bumper is a short clip of music that can be used to introduce, end or link various sections of an audio or audiovisual production. Sometimes they are also called sounders and can often have voice-over and sound effects incorporated with them.
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A stinger is an even shorter piece of music; often as little as two beats. Example is the ol "Shave And A Haircut, Two Bits" from ye olde barbershop quartet days-the "two bits" part is a stinger, the button on a buttoned ending. Sorta like the rimshot after the joke.
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Only one of you needs to be a member to submit.liquidfusion wrote:Great responses!!! Thanks. What about the other part - working with a nonTaxi member with making cues? What theoretically happens there?
You should have either a signed work for hire ( you paid your friend and own the composition(s) ), or
a co-writing agreement for each cue/instrumental/song that you write together, with shares spelled out. In this case you should both be members of a PRO. This way you will each be paid your share of the writing royalties (the track is registered by the end user or yourself, is placed, is broadcast, cue sheets are filed, money collected by your PRO and passed along to you a few months later; and, less often, the end user provides the sync fee shares up front & pays according to the schedule in your agreement (twice yearly, quarterly, monthly etc). The written agreement with the library, publisher, supervisor etc will spell out your shares (I,e, writer1 25%, writer2 25%, publisher, 50% etc)
In film/tv, you either have to produce this paperwork or avow that you have it (and you are liable if you do not).
Good idea to understand all this stuff before you submit to listings and perhaps are F and get contacted.
caveat - I am not a lawyer. Above is general info only.
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