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    So how do you guys protect your songs if you publish them on Bandcamp or such? I'm not talking about a hugely commercial release here with publishing and copyright protection and such, just a hobbiest who want's to put something out? Is there any other way?
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    I'd start here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/WeAreTheMus..._and_bandcamp/

    I've done the Library of Congress route before ( https://www.copyright.gov/registrati...rts/index.html ) but to be honest, I've never felt terribly at risk of being ripped off. Hard enough finding listeners who want to hear my stuff in the first place
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I'd start here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/WeAreTheMus..._and_bandcamp/

    I've done the Library of Congress route before ( https://www.copyright.gov/registrati...rts/index.html ) but to be honest, I've never felt terribly at risk of being ripped off. Hard enough finding listeners who want to hear my stuff in the first place
    Now don’t say that, John! Real fans of real music will always seek out artists like you.
    I wish I had 10% of your talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Hard enough finding listeners who want to hear my stuff in the first place
    Sad but true - even truer today to be "found" outside any established personal network! Music is a form of communication but could also just be a personal indulgence. After I gave up my business (and an extended hiatus after) I decided I would focus only on creating music that I wanted to hear myself but I yet hadn't - themes, composition, arrangement, production, all just I wanted them. Maybe not a very good choice as 1) you easily get isolated and there's such a joy to interact with others, and 2) when/if you do create something that is satisfying, often you find you do want to share it with others
    My Progressive Workshop at http://soundcloud.com/hfxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Now don’t say that, John! Real fans of real music will always seek out artists like you.
    I wish I had 10% of your talent.
    I'm not really complaining It's never quantity, it's quality and my fans (it actually still feels weird to say that!) are top quality all around

    Anyway...point being, BobM if you're concerned about getting ripped off then go ahead and do the $65 registration with the Library of Congress. I've done it, it works, it's legit. If you're indeed just a hobbyist who wants to spend minimum $$ then roll the dice with trusting that Bandcamp's metadata would be sufficient in a minor legal challenge. It's probably a safe bet.

    Fun fact, I went on Bandcamp and there are tags for "copyright free" for folks who apparently DON'T mind having their stuff used for unlimited/uncompensated purposes. So again...even if someone came in looking for a new creative source for library music...there appears to be a subcategory for that.
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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