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I am a music producer and I have a company that collects my

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I am a music producer and I have a company that collects my royalty checks. They have recently told me that my contract with them is forever, and there is no termination or end date. Is this true, I have to use them to collect my royalties for the rest of my life? They are located in NY.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
Is this ASCAP or BMI or some other company?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Neither, another company
Expert:  N Cal Atty replied 5 years ago.
The company cannot force you into a lifetime agreement. Can you quote the language in the contract the they say requires you to never switch to ASCAP or BMI?