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Copyright Like a Rock/Star

Save time, money & peace of mind by learning how to copyright your music.
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Suz, The Rock/Star Advocate®, will take you through all the vocabulary, basic rules, and steps needed to correctly complete a copyright application in no more than 10 minutes.

You'll uncover the differences between an underlying composition and a sound recording, as well as transferring your rights vs. licensing them.

This course gives a quick (under 45 minutes) but thorough explanation of the structure of copyrights, broken down into digestible video lessons, complete with supplemental guides, charts, and worksheets for you to reference so you continue to feel supported long after this course is over.

We’ll discuss the benefits of filing a copyright, the basic vocabulary associate with the application, your 6 exclusive rights, and a step-by-step tutorial for filling out the entire application so you know exactly what to expect.

This course is for you if you are a musician, or manager, looking to save money, save time, and save peace of mind when licensing your music to others knowing that it's properly protected.

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians (and/or managers/agents acting on their behalf) of any level who want a quick but thorough understanding of Copyrights
  • Musicians who want to know how to protect their music & why filing with the US Copyright Office is worth the $55/application
  • Musicians who don't know how to properly fill out a copyright application and want to learn to do so in 10 minutes or less
  • Musicians who want to know what rights they are entitled to as a copyright owner and how to license those rights to someone else
  • This is NOT for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of royalties/music licensing
  • This is NOT for anyone who wants to copyright music with uncleared samples
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What Will I Learn?
Complete a basic copyright application in no more than 10 minutes
Save money by knowing how many songs you can copyright in a single application
Walk away with templates that will make future copyright applications a breeze
Discover your 6 Exclusive Rights are as a copyright owner
Identify when your song is a Work for Hire
Take the steps needed to confidently clear samples in your work
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 04:24

After this lecture you will have a clear understanding of what's ahead and be confident knowing the information you will walk away with will enable you to properly protect and license your music.

Preview 04:24
Chapter 1: Why File a Copyright Application?
1 Lecture 05:37

Answer these 3 questions to test your knowledge after "Chapter 1: Why File a Copyright Application?" If you have any questions or need extra help, just send me an email!

Lesson 1 Quiz
3 questions
Chapter 2: Basic Copyright Vocabulary
1 Lecture 08:37
Lesson 2 Video

Answer these 5 questions to test your knowledge after "Chapter 2: Basic Copyright Vocabulary." If you have any questions or need extra help, just send me an email!

Lesson 2 Quiz
5 questions
Chapter 3: Your 6 Exclusive Rights
1 Lecture 17:04
Lesson 3 Video

Answer these 5 questions to test your knowledge after "Chapter 3: Your 6 Exclusive Rights." If you have any questions or need extra help, just send me an email!

Lesson 3 Quiz
5 questions
Chapter 4: How to File a Basic Copyright Application
1 Lecture 11:51
Lesson 4 Video
About the Instructor
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The Rock/Star Advocate

I started my career in my late teens, as an intern for Atlantic Records and college rep for WEA. As I finished my degree in Music Business at Drexel University, I helped create Mad Dragon Records with fellow classmates.

I went onto manage the national street team & mid-west retail for Astralwerks (EMI), and founded IXiiV Records, LLC (later changed to IXiiV Artist Consulting) with my college roommate. For eight years, while working as a paralegal and completing a Masters in Psychology (Queens College) I created bios, press releases, EPKs, social media plans, and filed copyright applications for artists in all genres.

Now, with The Rock/Star Advocate®, I'm able to live out my dream of helping musicians and their teams turn their passions into sustainable careers.

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