The administrative side of the music business can be incredibly complex. Registering and administering copyrights, negotiating licenses, tracking song usage and collecting payments for song royalties aren’t tasks that just anyone can (or should) do. But it’s what we do best at HSG.
This can be quite the headache! For the most accurate information, you can search the Library of Congress website for participants. However, this is not always updated as quickly as you need it and also does not include contact information. Therefore, we recommend you search you can search the PROs’ (ASCAP, BMI or SESAC) websites. Each has a search engine that will help guide you in the right direction.
A quick visit to the Library of Congress website will tell you all the information you need to know in order to file a copyright – copyright.gov. For musical recordings, you will file a PA (written work) or SR (sound recording). The LOC website has forms to fill our and submit online.