Protecting Your Creative Rights: A Musician’s Primer on Copyright and Publishing

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  • Unless ASCAP has changed something the information for writer is incorrect. ASCAP charges a one time registration fee of $50 and there are NO charges per song registration

  • I have been with ASCAP since 1998 and there has never been a song registration fee as long as I have been a member. Aside from that, this is a very well done article. 2 other things to note…1. Most song writers and publishers in Nashville do not file a copyright with the Library of Congress until a song is publicly released as it is rather cost prohibitive to do that for every song. However…2. registering with the Library of Congress does give you the possibility of recouping a certain amount in attorney fees should a claim ever go to court