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Need help with credits on an album.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Spenser, Mar 15, 2013.


  1. Spenser

    Spenser

    Jan 12, 2013
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice with how you would give credit to writers/lyricists etc. on liner notes. For example:

    If someone wrote lyrics and a melody for me, and I took the lyrics and melody and I wrote and recorded all of the instuments (Guitar, bass, keyboard, drums), what would be the appropriate way to give credit to everyone involved?
     
  2. MCMLXI

    MCMLXI

    Feb 9, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    Just based upon what you've stated here, and without any details, the first impression would be the folks that wrote the lyrics and the melody are the songwriters, you are the arranger and / or orchestrator.

    If you're planning on selling the music, I'd recommend you check with a performance rights group (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) and an attorney that is familiar with music composition rights.

    Good luck.
     

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