The Song – Get Full Protection (Copyright)
WHAT IS A SONG? Most people would say it means a musical composition made of words and music. If we look closer, we’ll find that it has a double meaning. If you asked a songwriter or performer what a song is to them, they would most likely say it’s a creative expression. However, if you ask a promoter or record executive the same question, they would look at it as a product he/she has to sell to make a living. It’s crazy when you think about it because the whole industry is based on this mysterious creature called SONG. It makes the music business go round, it’s where the money chain begins and money is generated directly from it or from a secondary source that wouldn’t exist without the song. I guess you can call it a type of SEED that has to be nurtured in order to grow.
Making a song is like taking a vision and turning it into words or music and each can even stand alone. After it’s created, the creator of the song should have another vision of it growing into a hit song or at least one that makes waves. Now, comes the part that isn’t so pleasant because you have to try keep the song alive while you carry it through the music industry. This is like caring for a seed that you want to see survive a winter and grow into a beautiful plant. The care that you give a plant is called protection from the elements that can harm it. The same has to be done for song. Don’t panic though, you already have protection, totally protected and covered. There is nothing that has to be done to get this protection, and it started as soon as you created the song.
The word of the U.S. Government protects you through the U.S. Copyright Law. There are benefits that come along with this protection that so many don’t take advantage of though. Below are some tips to enable a person to take full advantage of the protection they have over a song.
1. Understand that it’s a learning process, a process of realization.
2. Know, above everything that you have fully and freely received protection.
3. Even if you don’t know and understand totally, you are still protected.
4. Absorb as much knowledge as you can about Copyright Law. (Books, Web, Coaching, etc.)
5.*It is very important that you make sure your new creation (song) is governed by (comes under), the law that does the protecting.
6. Understand that (full protection) copyright law only works for you when and where it has jurisdiction relative to you. If your not protected by that law, you are not protected (unprotected).
7. If you don’t realize/learn/understand this part, you could do something to nullify the law that protects you. You could even give away your rights or sell them for little to nothing. If this happens, the law that protected you wouldn’t apply anymore and your song would have been eaten by the vultures of the industry.
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