(solved) Registering works with a cowriter

 
       
 
Jan 10, 2018, 12:20 PM

Hello everyone. Im new to the forums here but looks like there are many knowledgeable people here so hopefully someone can help.

I am a member of BMI. I just got done with my first cowrite with another BMI songwriter. They registered the song with BMI and entered my information into the registration form so that we get a 50/50 split. Now do I need to (or should I) file one as well with thier information? If not will the work show up in my works catalogue?

Any info on this is appreciated. Thanks.

[ Edited: 10 January 2018 01:26 PM by Samuel Davis Jr]

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Jan 10, 2018, 01:07 PM

What was registered with BMI was the title of the Song, who the authors/composers are, and who the publisher is, and contact information for everyone entitled to Royalties, if any are earned.

I would think you would have a contact in BMI who could answer this question. I am not a member so I don’t know how that works.

Is there an online-accessible list of your Songs, what you refer to as your ‘catalogue’? If so, you would want that co-write to show up there, especially if it gets cut and released. It becomes a matter of prestige and reputation for other artists, management, co-writers, and the industry at large.

Contact BMI, the same way you did to register with them as a Songwriter and get the answer from the horse’s mouth.

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Jan 10, 2018, 01:30 PM

Just talked to a BMI representative and they stated as long as the other person is a BMI songwriter there is no need for a second registration and the song should be added to your song catalog automatically once approved.

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