A split sheet collects all the publication information about the co-authors of a song. This information is mainly used to track the ownership of a song. This is the source of the truth in the recording of songs in music rights organizations. It is an agreement between the co-authors on the sharing of publishing revenues. To avoid scandalous conflicts like this, the important collaborators of a song or music project are to explicitly conclude written agreements on their individual rights, obligations and participation in such songs or musical projects. The split sheet and collaboration agreements are important documents that each contributor to a song should perform among themselves in order to avoid subsequent collaboration conflicts that may result in their musical career. You write and sign a voting sheet to find out who wrote what. This will determine who owns what and how each of you will be paid. By default, if you work with an employee, everyone has 100% work. This is the default type in which U.S. copyright recognizes co-authors. But what if you wrote all the verses, if someone else had written the choir and three others composed the music? Do you all intend to own the plant 100% each and have full control over its use without asking your employees for permission or recognition of its use? If not, you want to create and sign a split sheet with all your co-authors as soon as a song is finished.
A sharing sheet is an agreement executed by the contributors of a song that describes in detail the personal information of contributors and indicates their individual possession percentage in the song. It is a document that aims primarily to specify the percentage of each producer, singer-songwriter and performer in the song. It usually includes: song titles, employee names, phone numbers, emails, editions, dates, certain roles, and contributions to the song.9 Music contracts, split sheets and producer agreements are annoying. In the absence of a splitsheet and cooperation contract, employees of a work are automatically covered by the rules of common authorship in relation to copyright. This means that all co-authors have undivided ownership (100% each) in the absence of a property-sharing agreement by other means. All co-authors may exploit the work to the full extent of copyright rights, without obtaining permission from staff to make copies, distribute the work, authorize it for derivative use, perform and publicly display the work.