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Recording roles

Understand the different ways to contribute to a sound recording.

There are a number of different roles that contribute to the process of recording.

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can take on more than one role throughout the recording process, for example, a singer, rapper, or any person providing vocals, a music producer, or a musician playing an instrument. These creators are all called .

Under performers have rights in their live and recorded performances, similar to having rights in the . Once a performance is fixed in the sound recording, performers may have rights in, and receive a share of the income from the use of, the .

The extent of performers rights will depend on whether or not a is involved and the terms of the recording agreement, as well as applicable law.

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