Copyright Information:

Do I need to copyright my material?

Technically, a song is copyrighted at the moment you write it down or record it. However, you should always register your copyright with the Copyright Office so you can PROVE that the song is yours, and when you created it.

How do I copyright my songs?

Contact the U.S. Copyright office at (202) 707-9100, or download the forms you will need to submit.

What are the chances my song will be stolen?

Pretty slim. we've been in the business for over forty years, and we've never personally known anybody who really had a song stolen. We've met the occasional person who had a song that did bear resemblance to another song, but there was no connection between the two writers that would have permitted the theft.

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Last modified: April 07, 2008