Copyright Owner

Copyright Owner

This is the creator and owner of a musical work. Only the original copyright owner(s) or their Publisher can exert control over the use of their work and be paid royalties for any earnings or revenue it might generate. All copyright owners of an original work are given the right to have a say in how the work is used and paid out.
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      Copyright encompasses a number of different rights which the law grants to owners of copyright works exclusively. Copyright Acts and Laws specific to each country will give songwriters and composers the right to: - reproduce your own work in material ...
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      ​This refers to a person or legal entity (such as the estate of a deceased copyright owner) which has exclusive rights to copyright, trademark or patent, and the related rights of producers, performers, and broadcasters.
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      This is a percentage of the revenue earned from the sale or use of a copyrighted work which is paid to the copyright owner. They can receive this in many formats including performance royalty, mechanical royalty, print royalty or synchronization.
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      A recording or performance of a musical work by an artist who is not the original copyright owner(s). It is still essentially the same work, even though it may differ from the original song in terms of structure, feel, tempo, style, key signature or ...
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      Release Creator is an organization which is the owner of copyrights in sound and/or music audiovisual recordings and/or exclusive licensees of copyrights in sound and/or music audiovisual recordings.