O'Reilly logo

101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them by Pete Luboff, Pat Luboff

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

48

MISSING PERSONS

Know how to deal with a song when there’s interest but you can’t find your collaborator

On a day like any other day, you get a call unlike any other. The caller wants to record your song. You sent a record company a CD two years ago, and unbeknownst to you, they have been holding it for consideration. Since this is the first time this song will be recorded, the record company needs you to issue a mechanical license. A mechanical license is a piece of paper that says they are permitted to mechanically reproduce your song on a CD, and they have to pay you x amount for each copy sold.

Your problem is that you wrote that song with Sam Songwriter four years ago. You never knew him well, and you have no idea where he is now. If ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required