This is something that is currently being discussed in clubs and groups online concerning music “Crediting Your Producer”.
Many people sometimes forget or “don’t know” to credit their producer and sometimes many over credit them. People tend to ask a lot how and when do I credit my producer, the answer ………. on the back of your album cover, on the inside cover, and where ever else it’s seems necessary. I believe in giving credit when/where credit is due.
If you hit platinum it’s mandatory to thank and credit whoever wrote the song, lyrics, and music. I don’t mean those corny “Thank You’s” to every Tom, Dick and Harry that you wrote down before the awards. If you did it all yourself, reach your hand over your shoulder and pat yourself on the back. Otherwise, an artists can come up withdrawing from ……
their bank savings (meaning getting sued) if a producer feels unacknowledged and left out in the cold.
I personally remember an incident where a music producer produced a hit song for a band and there was no mention of him anywhere on the album or in the magazine article. This really made him upset and he told me, “If they’re going to treat me like that, I’ll show them that they have no rights to this song by giving it to someone else. They’ve done this too many times already!” I told him, “Well, it’s up to you, but I would talk to them personally with my attorney, and with the accompany of their record label and manager, see if we could work something out. (Ex: Tell them to include with any new prints your name, and whatever else, if it has to do with anything you produced.) Everybody likes to get noticed! The list could go on, but hopefully you get the idea. It’s strictly up to you what you do.