The 2019 Comprehensive Guide to Copyright for Musicians from CDBaby

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Thomas, Michele | Music Business

Music Copyright 101: How to copyright your music as an artist, songwriter, or producer.

As an independent musician, you own your songs and recordings. It’s YOUR intellectual property.

That might seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: YOU control the copyright to the songs you write and the recordings you create. That copyright ownership gives you leverage, protection, and power when it comes to making money from your music catalog.

In this article we’ll provide an overview of what copyright is, how to register your copyright, and how you can use your copyright as a songwriter or artist to earn money.

What is copyright?

Copyright signifies the ownership of intellectual property by a person or group.

Copyright also grants certain exclusive rights to the owner(s), one of the most important being the right to... READ MORE

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