Copyrighting Basics: Legally Protect Your Music

Learn about copyrighting your music and how to legally document your ownership.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Do you create music?

Many artists, producers, and songwriters have lost big because their music wasn't properly protected, don't be one of them!!

According to copyright law, the composer/songwriter owns the copyright to a composition or song as soon as it's fixed in a tangible medium (written down or recorded). Registering your copyright with the Library of Congress makes this ownership part of the public record, and allows you to sue for monetary damages in the event of a legal dispute regarding the ownership of your songs and or compositions. You can complete the registration process online and protect your music internationally.

This course will take you step by step through the process of registering your music with the Library of Congress. You will see a live demonstration of the registration process of an actual music release. Each lecture covers a different aspect of the process. 

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

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What are the requirements?

  • No prior experience is needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basics of copyright.
  • Protect your music under intellectual property laws.
  • Register your copyrighted music with the government.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting started
Welcome to the course!
Preview
03:06
What is copyright?
Article
02:18

Learn where to get your copyrighted music registered legally.

03:14

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

03:45

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

1 question

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

Section 2: How to Properly Register Your Music With The Copyright Office - Step By Step
Section 2 Overview
Preview
00:32
04:53

This is how you start the process.

02:37

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

07:20

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

03:02

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

02:08

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

02:48

Understand your rights.

02:28

Pay 4 it.

02:20

How to make sure your music is uploaded properly.

Thank You.
01:23
1 question

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

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Instructor Biography

Joseph Evans, Learn How to Make Better Music!

Joseph Evans Jr better known as EVAJ MUSIC is an ASCAP Accredited Music Producer, Composer, & Songwriter. His music is licensed to several major networks such as MTV, VH1, TruTV, Bravo, on shows such as "Real Housewives", "Love & HipHop Atlanta", "Fuse News", "Hardcore Pawn", and "Guy Court". He has also worked with several independent artists over the past 10 years.  

He is a Full Sail Graduate and an active NARIP Member. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Joseph is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising.    

"Enroll in one of my 18 courses on topics such as: Logic Pro X, Garageband, Audacity, Music Production, Mixing, and Music Theory and learn what it takes to develop your craft and polish your music." - Joseph

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