If you’re a songwriter teaming up with another person or several people to write songs, then there are a number of issues around ownership of the copyright in the song(s) that you should set out clearly in a Co-Writer Agreement.  The most important thing to think about is what share of the copyright each writer will have and what rights each co-writer has in terms of releasing, distributing and otherwise exploiting the song(s).

Fill out the checklist below to get started on a Co-Writer Agreement.

If you can’t answer certain questions, you’ll probably need legal advice, so just put ‘I don’t know’ or get in touch!