Hi all,
I've been wondering how to go about crediting someone who sorta helped come up with a melody for a song of mine. I'm putting out a record and on one of the songs, there is a small section of a prechorus where a friend of mine gave me a melody he was trying to use for a song of his own, but ended up scrapping it later and gave it to me. I didn't use exactly what he did but my own variation of it. Same notes in the same place, but slightly different accents and a few extra notes in there. It became a vocal melody with a guitar line mimicking it....Does this person get co-writing credits for the music? Everything else including the lyrics I came up with....any help is greatly appreciated - thanks!