Guitar Chords: How Are Song Royalties Calculated?

Say sometime writes a song on guitar (chords, melody, and lyrics) do they get all of the royalties for a song. What about if other band members come up with a really catchy guitar solo, bass line, or drum part that can really make the song.

It must cause some big arguments I would think?


  1. Janella says:

    this all comes down to two things: who copyrights it and who actually owns the rights to the songs.
    the beetles copyrighted all their tunes, but the estate of michael jackson owns almost all of them.