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Question: DEAR SIRS, I WAS A WRITER/KEYBOARDIST FOR A BAND SIGNED WITH A LARGE LABEL A
FEW YEARS AGO. I WAS PAID MY WRITERS ROYALTIES IN A TIMELY AND ACCURATE
MANNER.IN 2005, THE SAME ALBUM WAS RE-RELEASED BY ANOTHER COMPANY WHO LICENSED
THE RIGHTS TO REDISTRIBUTE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC. I JUST DISCOVERED THE
RE-RELEASE. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY WRITERS ROYALTIES FROM EITHER COMPANY. WHO
SHOULD I PURSUE FOR MY ROYALTIES: THE FIRST LABEL OR THE COMPANY WHO LICENSED IT
FROM THEM. YOUR KNOWLEDGE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WARMEST REGARDS, TIM
SHARPTON
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Michael Campbell's response:
I would start here. Here's the list... Check your original recording contract to see if there is anything related to you getting royalties from other deals. The original label to get a copy of the agreement and yes you are entitled to see it because it affects you. You may have to ask for it in a formal request by certified mail. Contact the label that did the re release and ask for a copy of the agreement and try to find out what provisions have been made, if any for paying royalties.

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