Helping Songwriters & Lyricists Succeed in the Music Industry
A copyright is exclusive legal
right that
writers, lyricists and
songwriters
have over their
work. In the U.S.A., these rights
are set out under the Copyright
Protection Act.

To protect your original
songs,
poems and lyrics
, and to make
sure that all earned
songwriting
royalties end up in your bank
account,
songwriters, poets
and lyricists
register the
copyright for their original work
in the U.S. Copyright Office,  or
in the Copyright Office in the
country where you live.  This is
especially important when you
start sending out your songs
and lyrics, or if you're in any way
concerned about having your
songs and lyrics compromised in any
way.  Since most hit songs get airplay in
the U.S., registering your songs  and
lyrics in the U.S. Copyright Office is
always a good idea.

Songwriting advisors usually suggest
that the best time to copyright and
protect your
songs, lyrics & poems is
before
you send them out, because
copyrighting your material will protect
your rights and alleviate any concerns
you may have.  

If you would like want to start earning
songwriting royalties, and you're ready
to start sending out
your songs and
lyrics to recording artists and record
By Marianne Harper
How and When to Copyright Your Songs, Poems and Lyrics
companies for their review, it's a
good idea to protect your material
by copyrighting your
songs & lyrics
before they get too much exposure.  

To get your Free Copyright Kit for
songwriters &  lyricists, an
all-in-one kit that includes
everything you'll need to copyright
and protect your songs and lyrics,
from copyright forms to step-by-step
instructions, click
here.

If you would like
The Songwriter's
Copyright Cente
r to prepare your
copyright forms for you
, click here.