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Adaptation or arrangement rights

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What are adaptation or arrangement rights?

Adaptation or arrangement rights mean the rights to modify or arrange a work to make it more suitable for a particular purpose.

What are adaptation rights?

Adaptation or arrangement rights are the rights to alter a or that already exists, for example, by an .

Adaptation rights also apply to of musical works and sound recordings.

Adaptation rights based on the right of and are part of the but may involve , which are all protected by .

Explore our pages on Rights in Musical Works and Rights in Performances and Sound Recordings for more information.

Who has the adaptation rights?

Adaptation rights are owned and between the creators of the musical work, typically the . Songwriters may also share their adaptation right split with their .

When pre-existing sound recordings are involved, such as in remixes, performers and owners of sound recordings, such as , and independent also have rights.

Visit our Songwriter Splits, Sound Recording Splits, Music Publishers, and Record Labels pages to learn more.

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