Not only do creators enjoy intellectual property rights, but performers do as well. For example, in a song whose words were written by Reuben, the music was written by Simon, and the song is performed by Levy – Reuben enjoys a copyright in the words, Simon enjoys a copyright in the music, and Levy does not have a copyright but does have a performance right.
According to the Performers’ and Broadcasters’ Rights law, 5744 – 1984, a “performer” is a person who “performs a literary, artistic, dramatic, or musical work by acting, singing, playing, dancing, or in any other form.”
The law grants the performer rights to receive royalties, to require his consent for reproducing additional works, and a moral right granting him credit for performance of the work.
It is wise to obtain legal advice prior to deciding to use literary, artistic, or musical works.