Sound Advice: Legal Considerations When Co-writing a Song

What rights do songwriters have? Can a co-writer record the song, or sign a synchronization license, without the consent of the other co-writers? How do co-writers “split” songs? What are the benefits of signing a co-writer agreement? Find the answers to these questions and more here.


Photo by Kuba Okan. Left to right: Savannah Ré and RALPH, co-writing a song at a SOCAN Song Camp in 2018 / De gauche à droite : Savannah Ré et RALPH, en pleine création d’une chanson au camp d’écriture de la SOCAN en 2018

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