The Music and the Money: Songwriting Deals for Film
This article looks at the details of songwriter deals. Songwriters for TV and film generally fall into two categories: superstars and non-superstars. With film soundtracks such potential mother lode gold mines, record labels understandably prioritize fighting for the right to release a film soundtrack whether or not they are affiliated with the studio producing and releasing the film (e.g. Warner Bros. Music Group records and Warner Bros. film studio).