How are you doing? I am writing to say hello but also to ask you about self publishing to protect my songs. I have six originals now. Half are cowritten by a guitarist (he wrote the music and I the lyrics). I want to publish asap so I don´t get ripped off. Is there a way other that shelling out $45 to copyright each? Like going under your label perhaps and giving you a small percentage if they ever sell? Let me know. Thank you!
to answer your question on songs and copyright. are you a member of ascap, bmi or sesac? if so you could “register” your
songs with one of those performing rights society’s which would allow you to start to publishing as soon as it’s registered. check out ascap.com and then send in your copyrights (to the united states copyright office, google it) later.
i actually just registered a new tune (with ascap, my society) and it has a “pending” copyright section.
but honestly, if you truly believe in your songs and think they will sell/publish well it is very important to just do the copyright. i hope this information helps you.
thanks and keep rocking girl!