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  1. #1
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    Default What Are a Band Member's Rights to Music

    I have a friend that was in a band until just recently. The founder of the band told him the following in an email...

    "FRIENDS NAME",

    "You have 24 hours to get rid of all sheet music, sound files and any other material pertaining to "NAME OF BAND", LLC. You are no longer a member nor will be affiliated with anything pertaining to this entity. Please refrain from contacting any member of "NAME OF BAND" now or in the future, as you found these people through the band.

    Sincerely,

    "NAME OF FOUNDER"
    "NAME OF BAND" LLC

    CC: "ANOTHER BAND MEMBERS NAME"
    "NAME OF BAND" LLC
    .......
    My question is, does he have any right to tell my friend who he can stay in contact with, even if he met them through the band? What are his rights regarding this email that he was sent?

    Thank you for your time!

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    Default Re: What Are a Band Members Rights

    The founder is not the boss of you. He can't tell you who you can and cannot associate with.

    The files, however, belong to the band and/or songwriter.

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    Default Re: What Are a Band Members Rights

    Thank you so much for the quick response! This is exactly what I was thinking, but was hoping for some advice from others like yourself. The music files, etc, were never anything he would be interrested in, it was just the thought of being told to never contact anyone with the band, when they are all friends with him. Thank you again!

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