Q: I really admire your work, and your skills. How do you go about getting your music copyrighted? Any suggestions? I'm an artist too and that's something I worry about.
A: I think the most efficient way is to get signed under a publishing company; BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, etc. I've heard SESAC is really good but they all basically do the same thing- protect your work from being stolen/used without your permission. If you dont want to pay for a publishing membership, you could always go the "poor man's copyright" route where you make sure you have proof of your work. You can do that by emailing a copy of your work to yourself that way you have proof of the date, time etc of the creation of the work. Also, whenever I send someone my music, I email it to myself as well. I also use metadata on all my music, artwork, anything I create. Metadata is like a watermark or a hidden signature for files. I hope all this answered your question lol