Tag Archives: Copyright

How To Copyright Music (Step-By-Step With Pictures)

Registering copyrights for music is a very complicated process with 33 steps minimum. Guides on how to register copyrights do a bad job. Here, I’m detailing a step-by-step process, including screen shots, of myself actually registering the copyrights for the album Bradenton Ambient so you can see how the real process works and not just internet article writer theory…

Why even the top guides are bad

Ask Google how to copyright music and, even at the moment of writing this article, Google lists it as a simple 7 step process (it’s over a 33 step process minimum) and even lists the price incorrectly as Continue reading How To Copyright Music (Step-By-Step With Pictures)

Even Not Selling Songs, Uncleared Sampling Is Still Illegal

Most people have come under the impression that, if they aren’t making profits off of a song, using uncleared samples is fine. It’s not.

Myth #1: “I’m Not Selling My Songs So I’m Safe”

This couldn’t be further from the truth. This myth, combined with misinformation about what a Creative Commons license is (more on that below) is one of the most propagated myths out there in the music industry.

This myth tries to rely on money; if there’s no money made from illegal sampling, then there’s Continue reading Even Not Selling Songs, Uncleared Sampling Is Still Illegal