This post is from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. The current version of the article is available on MTP with the permission of the authors.
This weeks topic deals with co-writing for artists who are also songwriters.
20 More Questions for Artists: Co-writing for Artist-Writers with Record Deals (Controlled Compositions, Pt. 2)
Whenever you co-write with someone not in your band (which could be a producer or another songwriter) there are some issues you have to be concerned about. Some of this may be a little too complex legally for most people to try on their own, but we will assume that if you have a record deal (which is when most of these issues come up) you will already have a lawyer or manager to help you. These are not all the issues involved…
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