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The Basics of Music Royalties

What are royalties? Do I have to copyright my song before I can start receiving royalties? Why should I pay money and register my song with the copyright office? How many different ways can my song (intellectual property) be used? What is the Right of Public Performance? What is the Right of Reproduction What is the Right of Distribution? What is the Right of Derivatives? What … Continue reading The Basics of Music Royalties

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Right of Public Performance – (ONLY: composition/songwriter/publisher) This protects you when your song is performed to the public. Any time your song is played in public, be it over the radio or live or online, it is a public performance. Again, you’ll make the most money here by licensing your right to others. Radio stations and venues pay you, through a PRO, to be able to play … Continue reading Keywords