Re: Re: Want their cake and to eat it
"As soon as an artist signs to a label then they no longer own their own work (much like any job)."
Many artists retain master rights, and this is standard practice for independent contracts. In Germany it is not possible to assign copyright at all.
You claim to be the director of a label. I would advise artists to steer well clear of your company, if this reflects your understanding of music rights.
That's if your label actually exists.