Hi All, I've been working with a composer for the past 20 months, developing the skeleton of a story he had into a full-blown screenplay with written storyboard and script. He had a selection of songs he wanted woven into the plot, and we've co-written a further 3 songs for it. The agreement has always been that we co-own the story 50% (his idea, turned into something tangible by me), and the co-written songs are 75% his and 25% mine (as I only worked on the lyrics with him and not the music). During the 20 months, I've also recorded demos, researched artists and agents, acted as production consultant on a live action video of one of the songs, and completed marketing for the project. Investing my time and skills with the long-term prospects in mind. He now wants to buy me out and move the project forward on his own, and has offered me what I believe to be a very small sum to sign over my IP rights to him. What would you consider reasonable payment (given that this has been my primary job for the past year)? Would you insist on still receiving writing credits after signing over ownership? What is the usual protocol here? For reasons irrelevant to this forum, our working relationship has disintegrated over the past few months, but we both wish to resolve this amicably and quickly. I have no issue stepping away from the work for the right price, but absolutely believe in its viability as both a musical animation and a stage musical. All advice would be gratefully received!