[shamelessplug] In my position of joint manager of Australasia's most awesome sheet music company, http://www.emusic-online.com (always on the lookout for new music to distribute downunder) [/shamelessplug] a new situation has popped up that I'm really not sure about the answer to. A friend of ours, a few years ago, commissioned a piece of music from a well known arranger. Said arranger completed the piece and handed the score/parts and rights over to my friend. It has since been played a few times and been very popular, but as my friend has the only legal copy (and owns the rights as the commisioner) it has never been distributed. Both as a favour to us, and acknowledging time moving on, our friend has asked us to distribute the piece on his behalf through our company. So the question is - can we sell this music without consulting the arranger? I intend to ask him anyway as a courtesy, but where do we stand legally? Are there limitations on what our friend who commissioned the piece can do with it? Thanks!