BMI Member FAQs

FAQs: Copyright

What is the difference between performing right royalties, mechanical royalties and sync royalties?

How do I copyright my song and/or collection of my songs?

What are the different types of copyright?

Is it necessary to copyright my songs?

Do I need to re-copyright new versions of my old songs?

Is registering my music with BMI an alternative to copyright registration?

What else can you tell me about copyright?

What is a public performance of music and what is the “Performing Right”?

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