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Songwriter's Business Resources

For discussions and sharing information on copyrighting, PROs, and technical and business resources.

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Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2014

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How do you get a respectable review for you CD? 13 Replies

Started by Chris Wolf. Last reply by paul stokes Jun 22, 2014.

Need Additional Mastering from Disc Makers? 2 Replies

Started by Karen Davis. Last reply by BareFoot MusicNews Feb 24, 2011.

6 Copywriting Checklists for, well...Consultants 1 Reply

Started by John Gundrum. Last reply by Ken Rogers Nov 23, 2010.

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Comment by Paul Stoddard on February 5, 2012 at 1:33am

Hello everyone

Any of you ever sell any music on cdbaby?


Comment by Frogngerm on April 27, 2010 at 2:06pm
Hi all, good to be here. Feel free to join the songwriters group on
Comment by tim mc nulty on December 10, 2009 at 3:33pm
Hi all just a quick question iv got a lot of stuff on Youtube but my wife is afrad of someone stealing them is there any reason for her to worry or do I need to do something?
Comment by Walt Pilcher on May 17, 2009 at 8:09am
Jay, This page may answer your question: If not, explore the Copyrighht Office Website further and see if you can find what you need.
Comment by Jay on May 16, 2009 at 10:13pm
In regard to the electronic US copyright office registration, does the office accept uploaded songs in the default iTunes format, AAC or mp4 format?
Comment by Ken Rogers on May 16, 2009 at 8:11pm
Hmmm... "Business" is slow...
Comment by Walt Pilcher on May 7, 2009 at 8:08am
Hi all!

Today is our National Day of Prayer here in the US. A great time to pause and thank God for all He has blessed us with, as a nation and as individuals. Amen!

Comment by Bob Prince on April 14, 2009 at 7:34pm
Just checked it out, Walt. Thanks.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on April 14, 2009 at 2:56pm
Yes, online registration is quicker and it only costs $35, for a single or for a collection. I made some comments about online registration in my March 26 post in the discussion titled "Service to legally establish the date of a song's origin" in this group.
Comment by Bob Prince on April 14, 2009 at 2:26pm
Hi. I'm glad you have this group set up.
My latest experience with the copyright office has given me this info:
1) You can still submit a collection of songs, detailing the name of each separate track, and then give a title to the entirety. Something like: "My Stuff 4/09", for instance.
2) If you've got a previously copyright for a tune and have made some changes, it's best to send those tunes separate from others. If they were from the same previous copyright collection, you can send them together.
3) The cost is now $45.00 per submission (not tune). So I say "YES!" to the collections.
4) It takes a LOOOOOONG time to get the copyright verification back to you if you do it through the mail, like we are used to. I submitted a collection last May and am still waiting...but:
5) The minute you get that verification that the application's been received, you are protected by the rules of the copyright office. Usually takes about 5 days.
6) You can submit your tunes via the internet and the turnaround time is MUCH shorter. All the packages are being scanned since the anthrax scare and that's dramatically increased the wait time, in real time.
Hope this is what people are asking about here. I've got some info on ASCAP and BMI, too...but I've gotta drive my daughter to Target...then check out some amps whilst she shops. Dang...what a drag.

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