- Songwriters, there is no statutory protection for a “poor man’s copyright”
- This means that simply mailing songs you have written to yourself will not give you maximum legal protection.
- Instead, if you want to fully protect your music & preserve your legal rights, always register your songs with the U.S. Copyright office.
- Learn more at http://StartYourMusicBusiness.com
Audrey K. Chisholm, Esq. is the founder and senior partner of Chisholm Law Firm, LLC (http://CLFattorneys.com). She is a nationally renowned attorney and represents individuals in the music business in entertainment, corporate, litigation, and intellectual property (copyright and trademark) legal matters. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association. Her clients include record labels, songwriters, music publishers, producers and artists whose works have been featured on MTV®, American Idol®, VH1® and more. She is the published author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling book in music business “Start Your Music Business™” and “Run Your Music Business™” (available on Amazon.com August 31, 2013).
She is a sought after speaker at conferences and events and has spoken to audiences of over 13,000 people. Attorney Chisholm is also the founder of a 12-year-old federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, Revolution Leadership, Inc. (http://RevolutionLeadership.org), that provides educational leadership programming, financial management, and entrepreneurship training, and awards college scholarships to high school students and has served over 1,400 students nationwide. She resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband, financial author Dr. Juan Chisholm.
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