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Copyright can be defined as the “Right To Copy”. The party who possesses the “right to copy” is the copyright owner. Under a system of National Laws and International Copyright Treaties, the copyright owner has the “exclusive right” to perform, display, print, record, or otherwise reproduce the work in any way. Others can obtain permission to use someone’s copyrighted work by receiving a License from the copyright owner(s) or their authorised agents. The framework for UK copyright law is in the “Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988” and is what the legal world refer to as a “property right”.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org at 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QG or telephone 01825 748893 with song details you wish you use and we will send an application for license to you along with our charges.
No, the right to add or change lyrics to a copyrighted work is a right that is exclusive to the copyright holder. We do not permit any lyric changes to the songs we control.
No, only the copyright holder can create a new work based on their own copyrighted work.
You must contact and obtain permission from the copyright owner before proceeding. Medley arrangements cannot change the lyrics or the melody of the portion of the song that is used in the medley. The song title and copyright notice must be properly acknowledged in the medley arrangement.
Yes, often when a song is translated into another language, the meaning of the song is altered. Therefore, all lyric translations must be submitted to us in writing and approved before any reproductions can be made. We will need to see the original lyric, the translated lyric and a literal word-for-word version of the translation. All approved translations become the property of the copyright owner.
The right to display a copyrighted work is an exclusive right of the copyright holder. Also, the right to offer printed copies of someone’s copyrighted work requires a print license. Subsequently, to be able to display or to offer printed versions (chord charts, lead sheets etc – all of which will need to be secured and or password protected via e-commerce) of our songs via your website, will necessitate a print license from us. For an on-line display license or print license for any of our other songs, please email us at email@example.com.
1. The collection of songs that a publisher controls or administers.
2. A songwriter’s repertoire of songs.
1. The right to copy.
2. A body of exclusive rights granted by statute to authors for protection of their writings. It includes the exclusive right to make and publish copies of the copyrighted work, to make other versions of the work, and, with certain limitations, to make recordings of the work and to perform the work in public.
The UK statutory body that licenses all forms of mechanical reproductions of a musical composition. Examples of such mechanical reproductions are audio products, audio visual works, downloadable music and broadcast.
The form of permission that authorises one to make photocopies of printed music (ie photocopies of single sheet music, songbooks, etc).
The company or individual who administers or controls the copyright on a song.
This term is used to describe songs whose copyright has expired. You don’t need to get permission from a publisher to use public domain songs.
The form of permission that authorises one to print the lyrics and/or music for a song.
The UK statuary body responsible for collecting performance royalties for publishers and songwriters.