Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Yeah, I guess. My bad. It sucks, though - he probably thought knocking it back would be the gamble.
I guess the way drummers who create parts that are intrinsic to a song's success are left off songwriting credits rankles. I think this is also true for players who develop harmonies that raise a basic song to some special.
No problem Pollyanna. I know how you feel.
But while authorship and copyright may intersect, they are not the same thing. Authorship is established at the moment of creation, and cannot be taken away. But copyright can be given away, sold, assigned, inherited, etc. In popular music, authorship should be negotiated as early as possible in the process to avoid claims such as this.