Music Copyright law

A copyright is the ownership of intellectual property, i.e. music or written works and the laws governing them to determine ownership.

 

Now that you have written and recorded the work you need to register the work to protect it both nationally and internationally.

 

Although your band may own the copyright to the lyrics and music, it is possible that someone else, i.e. the record company will own the recorded material rights.

 

Hear a rival band playing several chords or singing lines from one of your songs in one of their songs?  They could have infringed on your copyright.  Learn how to protect yourself and your music.

 

Someone asks you to write a jingle or a song for them to use.  Do you own the copyright of the song?  Not necessarily.  Understand how and why you can relinquish all rights and ownership to your work.

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