Music Copyright Information








SMS is happy to help direct an artist to obtain a copyright for their original work by providing information and the steps they'll need to follow to register with the United States Library of Congress.


TO APPLY FOR A COPYRIGHT:
See the Library of Congress copyright section of their web site.


TO RESEARCH WHO OWNS A COPYRIGHT:
The following resources track copyrights for different type of music related work:
BMI, 212-586-2000, or 1-800-925-8451
ASCAP, 212-321-6160
SESAC, 212-586-3450
Harry Fox Agency
BMG


OTHER SONGWRITING & INDUSTRY RESOURCES:
TAXI
American Songwriter
Songwriters Guild of America
Music Contracts


Note: The links above are provided by SMS for their educational value only. SMS does not specifically endorse any of the links.

If you have any legal questions, you might need to consult a copyright attorney. SMS cannot provide legal information regarding your legal rights or responsibilities in reproducing or use of your music.