Music Copyrights!

Music Copyrights are automatically secured the moment a work,song... is created, and a work is “created when it's recorded for the first time, at your home on your home computer, or your home recording studio.

When sending submissions to publishers each piece into your package will be will be signed with your name, and you will do it like this: The year the work is created and your name, the same way as you see in an example below.

© 2016 John Kourets. All rights reserved.

This is the statement normally will do to protect your work.

In most cases, a song publisher,music publisher, and the songwriter.. are the co-owners of the copyrights. So, the rights on the music, and songs make it possible that the songwriter receives royalties (money) for the work that he have done.

If a songwriter gets a publishing deal, then this means a 50/50 split of the royalties.

But because of the 50/50 deal, many songwriters are now starting a music publishing company himself, this to own the full 100% royalty income. So, if a songwriter has his own publishing company, he's getting 100% of the royalties.

Music Copyrights infringement

Copyrights are not only is about money, but also about protecting your intellectual work against theft. If you own the music copyrights, this also means that you are the creator of the work, and everyone who wish to use your songs has to ask permission, to you or to the music publisher who will negotiate a deal.

To reproduce the work in copies

To prepare derivative works based upon the work

To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.

To perform the work in public : Performing rights

Not everyone is trustworthy.Not only in the real world there is scam, but also on the world wid web. For instants, if you put your songs on a YouTube video, then you need to state that your music is copyrighted, and no copy is allowed. Especially with new, and original material, this can give troubles.

How easy it is to re-do or re-make a song, and let it sound different. This can happen to everybody. Suddenly you hear your music coming from out of the radio. If that song was not protected by copyright, then there's little that you can do about it. Could it be just a coincidence that someone had made the same music as you have done?

How to protect your rights even better?

Here a few tips to protect the music copyrights to your work even better. Tips to proof that the songs are yours (when it comes to court).

1. Assign your songs to a solicitor(attorney, lawyer) or a bank manager ensuring that they date and seal the item in your presence. Of course, they must be willing to cooperate.

2. Enclose the recorded song (on a CD, or any other form recorded), in an official registered envelope and post it too yourself. Leaf it unopened, and when it comes to a possible dispute, it can be opened in court.

3. In the U.S. ,  the service is provided by the library of congress.So, protect your rights , go ask information about how to protect your rights..

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