Joined: 07 Jan 2010
|Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:41 pm Post subject: Music in films... Help!
|My band has been commissioned to write some tracks for a upcoming movie... we have no experience in this area and have a meeting with producers in a couple of weeks. There has been talk of fees, budgets and the 'buying-out' of the tracks.
I was wondering who owns the rights to these tracks?
And, to make matters much more complicated, we will be performing the tracks IN the film, with one of the lead actors being placed in the band for the purposes of the story... so we are technically 'actors', not just featured on the soundtrack!
I know this will create issues about ownership of the sound recording made for the actual scenes, and ownership of the song itself...
I understand this is an impossibly unique situation, but any help would be appeciated, as we are in well over our heads!
Thanks in advance!