Most of us are at least a little bit across the world of Neighbouring Rights. A royalty is generated by the performance of the sound recording which is split between the copyright owner and the featured performer. But in the US, via SoundExchange, A portion of this income is set aside for non-featured performers to be claimed through AFM/SAG-AFTRA. i.e., session musicians, side-artists, etc. If you fit the description hit up the link below to browse their unclaimed royalties section. Even if you/your client’s name isn’t listed it may be worth considering filling out a registration form for future royalties. https://www.afmsagaftrafund.org/unclaimed-royalties.php
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This week in Your Song Sounds Like My Song — The Lana Del Ray Edition: It can only be assumed that Hazelwood and Hammond will be party to any possible action.
…. and the Ed Sheeran Edition: Featuring the Marvin Gaye estate/Blurred Lines lawyer and a few dramatic twists.