I'm really curious about this little scenario I have in my head.. So say if I joined a band.....and I wrote the music for a few songs. We start playing gigs with the songs etc. Then for some reason I leave the band. Who owns those songs? Could they go ahead playing those songs and maybe even record them?
You would need to work that out with the rest of the band. If the music isn't copyrighted, they would be able to do whatever they want with them.
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For pity sake... what do you think?

Author gets the rights.
Just make sure you have some way of proving you wrote the songs.
Alternately you can reach some sort of compromise.
This question seems to come up every week.

Thanks for re-posting that link, shadesofanger. It really turned out to be a good thread after getting off to kind of an awkward start.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
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