Q: I want to copyright two songs & I bought exclusive rights beats from a producer is it a sound recording or work of P.A?
I plan on releasing two songs and I want to copyright both of them. I recently bought two beats and got exclusive rights from a producer.He emailed me the mp3 and wav files and told me I can do whatever I want with them and that they were mine. The issue is idk if I should copyright these as a group of unpublished works because the beats exist on youtube under his name but the beats say sold. I also was confused about the limitations of claim & whether these should be considered Sound Recordings or Works of the Performing Arts.
Read the descriptions for each, Sound recordings and PA, they explain.
Sound recordings could be with or without lyrics, so if it is a mp3, wav file, it is a sound recording.
You can add the copyrighted work in your description in limitation of claims, if they are filed with Copyright office, you could add reg #. You can add what is the new stuff you are adding.
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