Songwriting and copyright

The Business of Songwriting – The Stuff Songwriters Hate

Most songwriters are the kind of people that just want to write some great songs. Getting the business details right can be distracting. But if your hope is to get your songs out there for others to enjoy, the business side of songwriting, including copyright, mechanical rights, and other important aspects of the business, are […]

The Full Story on “Poor Man’s Copyright”

The term “poor man’s copyright” refers to the practice of mailing a copy of your song — or any other work that you’ve created — to yourself via registered mail, leaving the envelope unopened. Since registered mail displays the date of mailing, it’s believed that it can serve to support the assertion that you are the author of […]

Copyright, and What it Does For Your Songs

Let’s clear up a few things regarding what copyright is and isn’t. ____________________ Read more about how “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle – Discover the secrets of great songwriting. ____________________ There are certain areas of the songwriting business that seem to be more based on myth than truth, where what people think they know is not […]

6 Tips For Protecting Your Songs Before Shopping Them Around

Written by Gary Ewer, Senior Instructor, Dalhousie University, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website. • Follow Gary on Twitter • “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle is available now at a 50% savings! ________________________________ Judging by the emails I get, many of you are worried about how to shop your songs around without worrying […]