4: ENGAGEMENT OF COMPOSERS

304 Services

Where a production company wishes to commission music specially for a film, it will be necessary to engage the services of a composer to compose the music and possibly the lyrics. The composer’s service agreement will in the normal way acquire both the right to the services of the composer and various rights in the product of those services but, unlike a performing artist or producer or director, a composer may well be bound by prior contractual arrangements1.The composer may have entered into a term composer’s agreement2, which may also

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