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Old 04.03.2008, 10:30
transition
 
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Music matters..

I am a freelance Music composer/songwriter & recently had a commission to write & compose 3 pieces of music (including lyrics) for a company in Basel to promote their products.

This company were explained 'the rules' but have not heeded any of the procedures required that involve this kind of commission, ie: they must stream the music from their website (not make songs available as download unless they pay), cannot release/promo CD's without a label code, must include royalties per sale/distribution for the Artist (a UK one who knows the rules), must credit the composer via all media, must not reproduce lyrics without composer consent... are just some of the rules they are flouting.

The ironic thing is that they 'forgot' to remind me to sign an exclusive contract when they paid so the ball really is in my court.

What I'm looking for is a good lawyer, not necessarily specialized but it would help.

I am a member of SUISA (which should go without saying) so everything is well above board on my side.

Appreciate it if anyone can help?

Last edited by transition; 04.03.2008 at 14:15.
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