Hi, I am a musician who is getting ready to copyright a song. While I did 85% of the song myself I worked with another musician who did the other 15%. I want to pay the other musician their royalty rights and what she is owed for her work however, I'm curious to if I have to name her as part copyright owner? I plan on getting the song licensed and do not want to have to attempt to contact her every time I need to license the song. She has been struggling with drugs and is not very dependable is this legal if I am willing to give her publishing and everything else that she is owed. Will I be able to give her royalty payments if her her name is not on the copyright?