Control Over Creation Is the Hallmark of Copyright Ownership in a Sound Recording

James GriffithCase Studies


A common issue among musical artists and others involved in the recording process is identifying who owns the copyright in a sound recording that is the result of contributions from many individuals, including headline artists, instrumentalists, background singers, producers, recording engineers, and others.  Typically, such issues will be governed by contracts signed by the participants in a recording session.  However, … Read More