A concise treatise. Nice Job.
Wow! Thank you so much for that thorough answer. From one musician to another, hoping all goes well for you!
It was a great gig on a cold night
Excellent answer. I was curious about an artist having rights in his/her performance of a song. I know there are separate copyrights for the song/composition and the sound recording. But does the artist have some kind of copyright or other rights in his/her performance?
Yes. Technically the artist has a copyright interest in her performance but this is almost always assigned to the record label. Thus, in the real world this is only a theoretical technicality
Wow. That's very interesting. I was not aware of that. Would this apply only to the vocalist, or to musicians too? I know that sidemen musicians often don't sign any recording agreement, because their contributions are not considered original works of authorship subject to copyright protection. Thank you for your response..