Urgent : expert advise on music

Music composer

Hello,

 

Am a music composer by profession.

 

Few months ago, i was approached by an Artist via emai who wanted to commission a track to me for his album. (Ghost Production) to which i agreed and got the advance for the same.

 

The Artist has only given his vocals. The rest of production (arranging/rhythm/melodies etc) is done by me.

 

The track is about to get completed but i wish to keep this core track (without his vocal) for myself and record someone else over it for my album. I have not signed any agreement/contract with him. Most of the communication has been verbal and via email.

 

Am keen on returning his advance back but he needs the track since its been 3 months now. He claims to have put in money for the video and other PR for this track.

Can there be a legal issue over this if i refuse to give the track?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

P

 
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IP Lawyer & Trademark Attorney

There is no legal obligations as my understanding but you need to settle it  amicably and on the next instance take advice from legal expert on Copyright contracts.

 
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Hai, I am a specilist in Music rights, from Tamil nadu.

YOU CAN, if your reason to quit / break the contract is legally valid, then you can. you didnt disclose all the facts here. So I can commit this much only. Go to a lawyer. Best wishes
 

 
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