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4 essential legal protections for your music

If you’re serious about your career as a musician, taking steps to ensure that everything you or your band create is legally protected is essential. Here, we detail four legal safeguards every artist should have in place.

In this latest piece from MusicThinkTank, contributor Rachelle Wilber shares the four legal protections you and your band must have for your music.

“You have the right to be protected from illegal music publishing. If someone uses your song for their advertisement or a TV series, you have the right to get a license fee for the song. Many songwriters have lost a lot of money in the advertisement industry because they do not know that every appearance of their melody on social media is supposed to generate income. The average salary of a musician should be $1,906. In such a case, you need to contact a music publisher.”

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