HOW CAN I PROTECT MY SONG OR MY MUSIC?
Copyright my music
All types of people write original music either for themselves or with a band, and they deserve to derive all of the benefits from those musical creations. Whether it has been written down as sheet music or it has been recorded from a performance, the creator of that music has ownership of that piece of music. Unfortunately, unless you take steps to copyright that song or other music, in whatever form, someone could come along and create something similar and hurt your ability to claim your creation and benefit from it to the extent possible.
If you are like most songwriters or musicians, you place great value in your musical creations; it is a part of you. However, if you intend to make money from it or use it as part of your business some other way, you will want to protect it to the best of your ability. If your audience likes your music, but you haven’t taken the steps to protect your copyright in that song, someone could potentially copy it and take ownership of it. If it hasn’t happened yet, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen at some point. If your songs and your music are important to you, they are worth protecting. That is why obtaining copyright protection through Copyright.co.uk is so important. Legally speaking, when you write a song or perform music, you obtain an automatic copyright on that work. However, if someone challenges your ownership of that work and the date you came up with it, you will need proof of copyright.
We Can Keep Your Music Safe
The best way to protect your musical creation is to register and deposit your music. When you make a copyright deposit with Copyright.co.uk, the protection is instantaneous. A copyright deposit establishes a date certain for the creation of your music, which means that everyone who comes after with a song that is too similar will have to honor your copyright. The deposit is your official witness of your right to your creation or design.
Whenever you file for copyright protection, that protection is valid for life. When you deposit your music for copyright protection with Copyright.co.uk, your work is in hands of officers who are legally obligated to retain all documents deposited with them in a way that is incontestable because the deposits are unalterable. If you make a substantial change in your music you have to make a new deposit, so that every deposit remains intact. You music is always immediately retrievable at any time by you, the holder of intellectual property rights in that song or other musical creation,.
In the United Kingdom, as long as your music is is original and unique, it qualifies for copyright protection. However, copyright protection is only useful if you can demonstrate that your work is yours and that someone has copied it. Copyright.co.uk provides you with a secure location for your music, which means you always have the ability to prove your ownership and the date of creation, which will stop any infringing songwriter or musician almost immediately. When you make a copyright deposit in the UK, that protection covers all 176 signatory countries to the Berne Convention. Your music is automatically protected internationally.