Q&A: Should I Copyright My Songs?

Here are three copyright questions I get asked a lot…

Q: Should all my songs be copyrighted?

A: Before you start pitching your song to publishers, film & TV music supervisors or music libraries, before you enter it in a contest, or otherwise spread it around the industry, I definitely recommend copyrighting your songs or lyrics with the Library of Congress. Their online e-filing system makes it easy. You’ll also find a printable form, FAQ, and helpful instructions at the Copyright Office website. There’s a fee for each form you file – whether it’s online or via mail –  BUT you can register groups of lyrics or songs on a single form. Do that! Continue reading “Q&A: Should I Copyright My Songs?”