Written by Jaron Lewis
No one in the music industry will tell you that the “business” side of things is the fun part. Any musician passionate about their craft is far more interested in the creative process of producing music than going through all the technicalities of the ownership of their work. But no matter how talented the band or how brilliant the songwriting, it is still a job, and making it a habit to go through the business technicalities each time a song is written will help save a lot of strife later on – trust us.
Simply put, a split sheet is a legal document that lays out who owns what percentage of a song. Once the money starts flowing, this becomes especially important. So before your next songwriting session, check out these tips about split sheets: