Before you can understand what songwriting and music publishing are all about, you have to understand how copy write works when making your own music. When you deal with something intangible like a copy write (which you can't see, feel, or smell), it's a challenge to nail it down. Copy writes are a tremendous amount of fun. You have to watch this, because they can nip you in the butt. Many of the concepts have been around for over a hundred years; always a challenge in today's world. But don't worry. I'll guide you through the maze.
When you own a copyright, it's like playing Monopoly and owning all the properties on the board. But unlike Monopoly, you're not limited to the rents printed on the little cards. (As we'll see later, there are some pre-set rents, but for the most part you can charge whatever the traffic will bear.) The legal definition of a copyright is "limited duration monopoly." Its purpose is to promote the progress of science and useful arts by giving creators exclusive rights to their works for a while. As you can imagine, if you created something and everybody had the right to use it without paying you, not many people would go through the trouble of creating anything. Next post I will get into to how to attain one and all the rights you get.
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Author Arian Collin is a music manager for bands and solo artists in the music industry.