I got hired by a t-shirt company to write a football based song.
So, I'm wondering now that it's finished - who owns the song?
Many thanks to anybody responding with advice/information and/or links to helping me understand the legalities.
I've written thousands of jingles. They always either belong to the company hiring you, as a buyout, or they may choose to license for 3 or 5 years. You should always have something in writing. Advertising agencies and marketing companies have standard contracts used. www.duckduckgo.com around and see what you find.
If you find yourself agreeing with me too often, start to worry.