I can speak to only one, personal, aspect of this, as a professional live sound and recording engineer.
When doing “work for hire” no rights accrue to the engineer, unless specifically agreed upon in writing, as far s I now!
Ownership of the physical media containing the recording is a different matter.
I am working on “digitizing” the archives of a music club over the past 45 years, and each engineer who has their own recodings is considered the owner of those recordings, but the performances, the music, and the published songs are NOT our property!
I’d like to learn more about this too. I have live recordings going back to 1971… done as the live sound engineer.
> On Nov 18, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 2. Where do we find documentation for the rights of the sound engineer (or
>> interviewer) who is doing the recording? I see the copyright office
>> circular for sound recordings. Maybe I'm missing something.