How to Copyright a Song for Free?

Answer Your original songs are automatically copyrighted. You can pay to have the copyright registered, or you can follow these steps for free (if you don't count the postal rate). Having your work regist... Read More »

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How much is a song copyright?

In 2009, a song copyright cost $35 when filed online with the U.S. Copyright Office, regardless of whether it is submitted in audio or text form. Payment can be made through credit or debit card or... Read More »

How to Copyright a Song?

Under international law (the Berne Convention), copyright is the automatic right of the creator of the work. This means that copyright exists as soon as you have a tangible version of the music, su... Read More »

How do I know if a song is copyright material?

In the USA, all sound recordings of any kind that were produced and published in the USA prior to 1972 are copyrighted under state laws until 2047. Anything after that is governed by federal law, i... Read More »

Song Copyright Rules?

Songwriters rely on copyright laws to protect the integrity and value of their work, as well as their sole right to profit from the songs they've written. There are many rules involved in copyright... Read More »