Is Using A Split-Sheet when Co-Writing Songs A Good Idea?

Recently on, guest writer Justin. M Jacobson explains what a “Split-Sheet” is, and if it’s your best option to protect your interests when co-writing a song. This article was originally published in Hypebot. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City and runs Label 55.


Are You Co-Writing Songs? A “Split Sheet” Just Isn’t Enough

For some unexplained reason, frequently when artists go into the recording studio to work on a track together, they typically sign a “split sheet” and think it suffices. In reality, the traditional songwriter “split sheet” could merely be used as a stop-gap measure that is meant to ensure all parties are on the same page and understand what was contributed to the song by each party.
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