Dox Music Services helps songwriter
I often get asked, “Keith, what does Dox Music Services actually do?”. Well the answer is lots of different things! To illustrate one aspect of what I can offer, here’s a case study of a job that I’ve just finished.
A songwriter and musician who owns and runs his own studio contacted me to see if I could help sort out a situation that had arisen with one of their regular clients. His client stages shows at a theme park and he had been arranging and recording existing songs for use in those shows. Recently, he had been asked to write original music to lyrics provided by his client for these shows and he had realised that he had no financial arrangement or understanding in place with his client for this song writing work. Not being confident with regards to copyright, publishing and the possible legal positions and being very aware of the importance of keeping a regular existing customer happy he asked me to negotiate a deal with his client on his behalf.
Following a short exchange of emails between myself (as Dox Music Services) and his client we then got to the position to discuss the possible resolutions to the situation over the phone. These discussions went very well and I then made my recommendations to the songwriter based on the information I’d obtained from the discussions. He agreed with my main recommendation which, because of all of the other underlying factors and situations, was to ask for and agree a set fee for each song that he wrote original music for. We then agreed the fee that we should ask for and I went back to the client having added an additional amount to the fee (per song) in case of possible negotiations and his client then came back and agreed on this higher amount!
The songwriter’s client is now sending a draft contract/letter of agreement to the songwriter for his approval and my client, the songwriter is very pleased with the outcome and the work I did for him!
Another satisfied customer and Dox Music Services is here to help songwriters, performers and creatives (record labels etc) in so many different ways. Please contact me if you think we can be of help to you