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Whats the easiest way to copyright your music?

edited September 2017 in Community

Been trying to copyright my newest album but I don't really know where to start or what steps to take.

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  • edited September 2017

    Well, first off according to BMI

    "Your composition is copyrighted automatically when the work is “created,” which the law defines as being “fixed” in a copy or a recording for the first time. The registration of your copyright is recommended, but not required.

    I get this from artists all the time who are kinda scared to put their music "out there". I personally think if the song is genuinely yours, you have all of your files, and can PROVE it, then going through the process of copyrighting your music is something you shouldn't let stop you from sharing your music.

    However, to answer your question, i guess the easiest / fastest way to copyright your music would be to go directly to the copyright.gov form for sound recordings. It's called an SR form. Below is the link. Fill it out. Turn it in. Done.

    https://www.copyright.gov/forms/formsr.pdf

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