Untangling Cover Song Licensing on YouTube

Found this article on Wired. Good reading, although rather frustrating. There are millions of cover songs on YouTube, with around 12,000 new covers uploaded in the last 24 hours. Nearly 40,000 people covered Rolling in the Deep 11,000 took on Pumped Up Kicks, 6,000 were inspired by Somebody That I Used to Know. Until recently, […]

Musicians can reclaim old copyrights

Musicians can reclaim old copyrights

Musicians allowed to regain control of their work after 35 years, so long as they apply at least two years in advance

Getting your CD track info to show up on computers

Getting your CD track info to show up on computers

When a music CD is inserted in a computer connected to the internet, the media player application (like Itunes and Windows Media Player) go through a convoluted system of taking the number of tracks on a CD, the running times of the tracks, and then comparing this information to a database of existing CDs online […]

Copyright Infringement vs. Theft

Interesting article from wikipedia

Mechanical License basics

A nice article written by someone from the Harry Fox agency describing the basic concepts pretty well.

How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ22.pdf (Copyright Office circular 22)

Copyrighting your songs and recordings

Copyrighting your songs and recordings

Your copyright is the deed to your music.

Public Domain

Public Domain

Do not assume that an old piece of music is in the public domain and not subject to copyright.

Mechanical Licenses

Mechanical Licenses

Recording someone else’s song (Covers).

My Copyright Policy

My Copyright Policy

DON’T USE ANYTHING YOU DON’T HAVE PERMISSION OR LICENSING FOR.