In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.orlg – Ron Sobel, president of North Star Media, talks about work for hire. Sobel explains that there is a legitimate and an illegitimate work for hire. The legitimate work for hire involves a composer seeking to be hired for a project. The composer is paid and delivers the work. The writer retains the writer royalties and the employer becomes the publisher. The illegitimate work for hire involves the same situation as the legitimate work for hire. However, Sobel points out that sometimes the employer asks the writer to remove their name. By doing so, the writer gives up the writer royalties. He shares that this is a common occurrence. Additionally, it makes it difficult for writers to make a living.