Copyrights give you exclusive rights as an owner to generate a source of revenues.

For a composition, these rights include:

  • the right to control the public performance of the musical composition;

  • the right to reproduce the musical work in copies or phonorecords (physical and digital formats);

  • the right to distribute copies of the musical work to the public;

  • the right to control the making of derivatives of the copyrighted musical work;

  • the right to control the public display of the work;

For a sound recording, these rights include:

  • the right to reproduce the copyrighted sound recording;

  • the right to prepare derivatives based on the copyrighted sound recording;

  • the right to distribute phonorecords of the sound recording to the public by sale, rental, lease, or lending;

  • the right to control the public performance of the sound recording.

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