Copyright music 101

What is a copyright?

“ A Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by the law of a jurisdiction to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Exceptions and limitations to these rights strive to balance the public interest in the wide distribution of the material produced and to encourage creativity. Exceptions include fair dealing and fair use, and such use does not require the permission of the copyright owner. All other uses require permission and copyright owners can license or permanently transfer or assign their exclusive rights to others.”

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright

Why Copyright My Music?
To protect you legally if somebody, somewhere, steals one of your songs and claims it as their own, you will have proof of legally binding ownership. You can copyright just one song for possible digital distribution or an entire CD of collected works. The procedure is the same.

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