Well, we found out last night, after turning up to band practice - the singer and myself that is that our guitarist and drummer have decided to leave the band. We found out in an email sent at 1 minute to 6pm. We only discoverd this after being at the studio for 1 1/2 hours, then decided time to go - something may have happened (the guitarist was due to be 45 mins late anyway!) So they have decided that as they leave they would copyright 14 of our 18 songs for their own use - talk about adding insult to injury! When the band started, we were all in agreement that all members would be credited on all songs - our 2 demos state that clearly! Also, we have 95% of an album recorded, our manager and studio owner has recorded this for free. This was the 'advance' on our record deal, which they have now reneged (sp?) on! There were also photoshoots for publicity and for artwork for the finsihed album! To put it politely I'm none too happy with this! This is the guitarist that left us to cancel 2 gigs a few years ago, then wanted back into the band - which we were OK with, has now conspired with the drummer to 'steal' a lot of our work! Does anyone know anything of the copyrighting in the UK. They gave us a reference number of their 'claim' but as far as my research has taken me, thre is no formal register of coyrighting in the UK! However, I could be wrong about this. Anyone have any ideas about this kind of issue? The singer, our manager, and I want to see this project finished, and see some results from our work over the past year and a half! That's what makes me angry about this! Sorry for my rant! I'm jus a little miffed about all this!