Thanks for the post. Im not sure if this would be a copyright issue or not. If not i’m hoping you can point me in the right direction. About 19 years ago, When I was 17 years old, I recorded a song in a studio. A total of 5 sessions at 2 hours each. I had to do it this way because i was paying for my studio time out of my own pocket, and with school i wasn’t able to afford to do it differently. The sessions included time spent working with the engineer to create the music and time recording the vocals. Once the song was complete I was approached by the owner of the studio about releasing the song and was given a contract to sign. I asked if I could take the contract home to have my parents go over it and would bring it back when I came back for the next session to start work on another project and was told that was fine. Now this is my problem, I never had anything copyrighted, This was all new to me and I was under the impression that if i hand’t signed anything I had nothing to worry about. Stupid I know! So I never made it back to the studio to start that next project or with the contract. About 6 months pass and I am approached by a friend on the street who is playing the song that I had written and recorded. I immediately asked him how he had gotten it, He told me he had bought it at the store in the mall. This wasn’t anything my parents had supported, hence the reason I never got the contract back and also the reason i never really pursued this. Again I was 17 when This all happened. Today I am 38 and have found out that my voice and song and name has now been released on two different cd’s and is available on iTunes for purchase. I remember reading in the contract I was given that I would receive 8 % of net royalties. I’m sorry if this is a stupid question and for my lack of knowledge on this matter but is it possible to copyright my work now or is it too late? Did they already copyright my work as their own in order to release it? I do know the label who issued the contract was one partly owned by the owner of the recording studio. Is there anything I can do about this? Do i have any rights to my work or the royalties that have been collected over the last 19 years? Again, the song was released on 2 different cd’s from 2 different record labels and is available in iTunes for purchase. I was also informed that i am listed as an artist on mtv’s webpage. If you could advise me on this or at least point me in the right direction to try and resolve this, I would greatly appreciate it!
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My son wrote the “Grandparent” essay. Well make that the great-grandparent essay. It started with a humorous scene related to the funeral and went on to demonstrate the life-lessons learned from the great-grandparent with a couple of real examples of where my son used those lessons. It was engaging, funny and poignant and a real insight into my son and what he values. It (together with his accomplishments) earned him a likely letter to Harvard and a spot at his first-choice, where he chose to attend. It is not the topic but the delivery.