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Old 15th October 2019
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Can I get a little bit of credit

Hi Guys and Gals,

New poster here. I know music law can be a tricky and complex thing, but if anybody can shed some light on an issue I'm having, that would be fantastic.

So I wrote a song lyrics/chords/basic melody. I sent on a demo with my vocals, not great vocals mind you but to give a sense of timing and feel. Anyway the singer I sent the song onto, did a fantastic job which I knew she would. I wrote it for her to sing. Definitely put her own stamp on the song. Unfortunately due the singers reluctance to play live and also not wanting to contribute financially to the recording of track, I've had to work with another singer.


The original singer isn't too pleased, very attached to the song. Whilst acknowledging the song is mine, she feels her contribution was major. Does her contribution claim get undercut if she doesn't appear on the final recording. The singer I'm working with now is more of a natural type of singer, while the original singer has a high voice, almost operatic at times.