A singer has asked me to produce a song she has written (lyrics, melody, chord progression)
That being said, the song is already copyrighted by her and another songwriter and they both own 50% of the publishing thereof
My questions are:
Is it true that if I am composing the music based upon the supplied melody and chord progression, then am I merely a producer, not a songwriter?
What are my options to getting paid royalties? I assume I need to draft a producer/artist contract
Do I need to get both songwriters/publishers to sign off on my producing and getting royalties?
Thank you and be well