Was it original material? If the singer wrote the tune and or the lyrics, he's the copyright holder, unless he sold it or transferred it somehow. Publishing the tunes without the author's permission is illegal. If they were cover tunes, then whoever published the CD is on the hook to pay royalties to the copyright holder, but the publisher was really under no obligation to give credit to the players, although he should have. I'm not sure whether any of the players, including the vocalist, are entitled to any residuals from the sale of the CD. That may be a contractual thing, but since it doesn't appear that any contract was signed, the answer is probably no. "...doesn't copyright the demo..." is a false premise. It was copyrighted the moment it was recorded. The question is: Who owns the copyright in the demo and do all of the owners share in the profits made? The following analysis pertains to U.S. law and may vary according to interpretations of the relevant treaties in other countries. :Ownership of the underlying music is usually beside the point, once a compulsory (mechanical) license is available and notice of use has been filed. Copyright of the underlying composition, lyrics, or arrangement, may be technically owned by others, but a compulsory recording license can be easily obtained for about nine cents per copy (unless the composer NEVER released or authorized a record in the U.S.). The copyright of a sound recording (after 1972) is jointly owned by all of the independent performers and the producer who created it (unless otherwise agreed in writing). Therefore, an independent musician may be a joint owner of the sound recording, if nothing else was stated in writing; it may be legal for any one of them to reproduce the demo and sell copies. They just need to pay the 9-cent mechanical royalty and account to the other owners for any profits they made from the joint work so the profits can be shared by all of the joint owners. Yet another reason to have it in writing. Also, if the singer's voice is recognizably famous, there may be a claim for misappropriation of the singer's fame for a commercial purpose without proper license.
No, a musician is an artist, but not all artists are musicians.
'Artist' refers to any kind of creative person - singer, musician, painter, dancer, writer etc. A 'musician' is an artists who performs specifically through the medium of music But I have to say, A musician is not an artist. An artist is what a musician becomes once they become successful and completely forget what being a musician is.
The Artist grossed $128,256,712 worldwide.
The artist is concerned with protecting his or her copyright.
One reason: It's unfortunate but true that in the music industry, style trumps substance. If a record label feels that mediocre artist "A" has the potential to sell more than incredible musician "B", guess who gets the fat contract, big marketing push and all the media attention.
Yes, being a musician is an artist.
artist and musician
He is the flume musician
No he was an Artist
an artist, musician
Will Teather is an English artist and musician.
musician, performer, etc.
It depends on the artist. Most never did.
it depends on what type of artist your'e talking about -musician or painter
He is a Christian and a musician.
No he was an inventor, artist, thinker, and astronomer.
Musician and recording artist.
Unless other arrangements were made, the creator controls the copyright.
Yes. If no other agreements were made, copyright would be assigned to the artist, Maya Lin.
All art is subject to the copyright of the original artist anyway.
The two most successful were the beatles and Elvis Presley. Both the artist and artists are the only musicans who have sold over a billion records worldwide. Other successful musicians are... Micheal Jackson ABBA Queen Areosmith David Bowie Guns n' roses Bon Jovi Grath Brooks Linkin park Green day and many more..
the richest Nigerian musician
The "first copyright" was granted by the monarchy, and lasted as long as the author or artist had favor with the court.
You would have to have the permission of the artist or company that holds the copyright on the artwork.