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Music Biz Question
« on: 18 May 2007, 12:34 »

Hi, I'm a young composer and I'm trying to get some of my works published.  How exactly does one go about getting published, copyrighting, etc.?


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Re: Music Biz Question
« Reply #1 on: 18 May 2007, 12:55 »

Anything you create yourself is automatically copyrighted by you. You just need to be able to prove it, i.e. post a tape of it to yourself and don't open it.
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Re: Music Biz Question
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2007, 23:45 »

You're from the US, right?

I'm not sure how it works there, but I know in Australia one thing to do is to join APRA, which protects copyrights on behalf of artists/composers and also organises royalties from usage of the intellectual property.

I imagine there would be an equivalent organisation in the US, although I couldn't find which one exactly from my cursory Internet searches.
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Re: Music Biz Question
« Reply #3 on: 19 May 2007, 06:16 »

You're doing a composition major right?  Ask one of your lecturers/tutors about it; I'm sure they'd be more than happy to help you out.


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Re: Music Biz Question
« Reply #4 on: 19 May 2007, 09:50 »

If I understand what the APRA does correcttly, the American equivalent should be ASCAP or SESAC. I know they are the organizations that represent bands and singer/songwriters and the like, I'm sure this would fall under the same category.
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