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Performing music in public

Most countries have compulsory or statutory licences for exactly these situations. You enter a licence agreement with a collecting society, pay them licencing fees, and give them a record of the music ...
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Music Royalties

One thing that's important to understand is that you MAY have more than just the artist to deal with, in certain circumstances. If the artist is on a label, it's very possible that the label, and a ...
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Performing music in public

There are two basic copyrights held by the original artist (or their publisher/record co): copyright in the songwriting, and copyright in the sound recording. If you want to play someone else's song ...
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How to obtain a sync license for posting a cover version online?

There are two different types of licenses at issue here. Under U. S. Copyright law: You may record an audio cover of any song under a compulsory mechanical license. You must pay royalties in an ...
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How are royalties handled for modern orchestral music?

All that has changed is the identity of the copyright holder which has passed on to other(s) through the relevant laws for inheritance. This would be no different if the composer had sold their rights ...
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Music Royalties

Providing that you have permission of all the copyright holders then this is fine but ... a lot of people own copyright in a song: The composer has copyright in the music The lyricist has copyright ...
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How to obtain a sync license for posting a cover version online?

First of all, if you are recording a performance (i.e., not using pre-existing audio) then you need the permission of the copyright holder of the written music, i.e., the composer, lyricist, arranger ...
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