Music Copyright Basics: Learn How to Protect Your Work!
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Music Copyright Basics: Learn How to Protect Your Work!

Simple Steps to Effectively Copyright and Protect Your Music!
4.4 (14 ratings)
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1,189 students enrolled
Created by Joseph Evans
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basics of copyright.
  • Protect your music under intellectual property laws.
  • Register your copyrighted music with the government.
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Requirements
  • No prior experience is needed.
Description

If you're worried about releasing your music because you don't understand how to properly copyright and protect your work then please continue reading.

We have all heard of the horror stories of musicians who have had their music stolen and were unfortunately not properly acknowledged nor paid. Don't let that be you!

In this course you will learn the basics of copyright and how to register your music with the US Copyright Office!

This information will help

  • Give you peace of mind
  • Protect your music
  • Handle your business like a boss
  • Get you properly paid or compensated for your work if its stolen 

Check out what current students are saying

"This section of the course was very well explained." - David Gakin

"There's nothing fun about copyrighting your work except for the end result, and Joseph helped me get there as quickly and painlessly as possible. Quick, understandable, and to the point. What more could you need for this type of thing? Thanks, Joseph!" - Faris Monshi

"This isn't the most popular topic but an absolutely necessary one to tackle for all serious music producers and artists. The course gets straight to the point with a no non-sense approach. Everything is explained well and is easily understood. Thanks for this course EvaJ! This course is highly re-commend for anyone who is looking to copyright their musical works. The "tutorial documents" available on copyright(.)gov seems so complicated compared to Joseph's course. He keeps everything simple and easy to follow. One thing I did notice is you forgot to block out/blur your address in lecture 12, you might want to to something about that." - Al Laguna

Stop worrying about your music and take the necessary steps to properly cover yourself!

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone looking to protect their music before releasing it to the general public to make a profit.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 47:08
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Getting started
2 Lectures 06:08


Your first assignment is to create a new account with copyright.gov

Assignment #1
1 question
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How to Properly Register Your Music With The Copyright Office - Step By Step
13 Lectures 41:00

Learn where to get your copyrighted music registered legally.

Preview 02:25

This very important step will save you time and hard ache in the copyright registering process.

Before you get started.
03:21

Learn how to create your own official account where you can register all of your copyrighted music for life.

Create your own account with the copyright office.
03:52

This is how you start the process.

Preview 05:00

You will be able to select the right type of work needed to be registered.

Type of work.
02:44

You will learn the proper way to list your copyrighted music on the new claim.

The ins and outs of proper listing the titles of your music.
07:27

In this lecture you will learn how to list your self as either the one who produced the music or wrote the lyrics.

Listing the author of the copyright.
03:09

This lecture explains how to limit the claim to you and you alone if other authors have assigned their rights over to you.

Limiting your claim.
02:15

Rights and correspondence
02:55

How to edit and pay for your copyright registration
02:35

How to make sure your music is uploaded properly.

Uploading your music to the server.
02:27

Thank You.
01:19

Your final assignment is to copyright your music using the info you learned in this course.

Assignment #2
1 question
About the Instructor
Joseph Evans
4.1 Average rating
625 Reviews
15,428 Students
17 Courses
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter

Joseph "EvaJ" Evans has over 10 years of music production experience, professional training from Full Sail University in recording arts, and several music placements on major networks such as MTV, VH1, Bravo, and TruTV. Join over 15,000 students learning how to professionally produce music in his online music production training school today!