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Were they a member of the band or just brought in to play sessions please?
She was a member of the band, just as all other members were and happy to record and consented on the day. We have been approached by the musicians union stating we can't use her performance without her consent? besides this she is also claiming that she had arranged the drum parts, however I had a pre recording with a previous member.
She wasn't a session musician, actually a band member of 12 months with gigs booked. We had to cancel existing and decline shows from Oct - Feb audition a new drummer, pay for rehearsals etc, which put us back a couple of months. She quit the band, one week after our recording to play for another, but is now out of work and demanding money as a session musician for that day. Yet no agreement was mentioned on the day. She is telling us to delete her parts OR pay her a session fee. As I mentioned she doesn't own the recording, didn't compose or arrange any parts, and I have learned that you cannot copy write drum loops or chord progressions. I was just going to get on with it, but I keep getting these demands and its getting quite nasty.
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