Unless he awarded you the song in a will, the copyright goes to his heirs.
No, the song isn't yours. It belongs to his next of kin.
> I knew a guy so made a song for me
What do you mean?
he did it for you?
Did you pay him to do the music?
if so, it could be "work for hire", and the music might (MIGHT) be yours
I think if it was work for hire, the recipient would have known it. At least my employers usually know who they employ.
Originally Posted by frox
I wouldn't just use it without asking his family.
If he wrote it for you, they will probably be fine with you using it...
Can you ask them?