MUSIC PUBLISHERS CANADA

FAQ

What is a controlled composition clause and what does it mean to the songwriter?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

How do you copyright a song?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

I want to record someone else's song. What do I have to do?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

How do I find the publisher of a work?

How can I tell if a work is still protected by copyright?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

How can I tell if a work is still protected by copyright?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

What is the term of copyright in Canada, compared to the US and the UK?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

What does PD or Public Domain mean?

Why are mechanical and performance rates different in Canada and the US?

The industry negotiated rate of 8.3 cents can sometimes be voluntarily reduced if the songwriter is the artist or if the record is sold through a discount music club. The songwriter and the publisher would have to agree to this reduced rate during the negotiation period with the record company in order for the Controlled Composition Clause to be exercised.

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