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    How to Input Copyright Settings for Public Domain Songs

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    • Login to your account
    • Click on My Songs on your dashboard or from the drop-down menu beneath your profile icon

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    • Click on the song you wish to edit

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    • Click Copyright Settings on the left toolbar

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    • Type in the original writer's name in the Writer field (in this case, Joseph Mohr)
    • Enter the writer's percentage in the Writer% field (note: all percentages must add up to 100%)
    • Switch the corresponding Control box off (GRAY)
    • Switch Public Domain on (BLUE)

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    • Enter the Master Owner(s) name(s) and their corresponding percentages (Click +Add New if there is more than one and allocate the correct corresponding Territory)

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    Now you need to enter the Arranger's details as the copyright owner.

    • Click Add Publisher or Arranger (unless you are self-published)

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    This will open a new Publisher(s), Arranger(s) field below.

    • Enter the name of the Arranger
    • Leave the Control switch on (BLUE)

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    Now that all correct parties have been entered, it's time to go back and connect everything up!

    • Connect the Writer to the Arranger by selecting the name from the dropdown

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    • When you're done, don't forget to click Save Copyright Settings

     

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    *In most cases, doing this much will suffice but in some cases where there is an Arranger or Publisher, follow on with these steps:

     

    • If you or another party are the copyright owner(s) as the Arranger(s) and you have a Publisher, click Add Publisher or Arranger (unless you are self-published)

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    A new field will open up below where you can enter your details as the Arranger(s).

    • Enter the Arranger's details in the field
    • To add a Publisher, click Add Sub-Publisher/Administrator and a new field will open below

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    • Enter your Publisher's details and allocate the correct corresponding Territory.
    • Switch Control off (GRAY) beside the Arranger's name, leaving the Publisher's control on (BLUE)

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    Now that all correct parties have been entered, it's time to go back and connect everything up!

    • Connect your Writer to the Arranger by selecting the name from the dropdown

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    • Connect your Arranger to the Publisher by selecting the name from the dropdown

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    • When you're done, don't forget to click Save Copyright Settings

     

    Note: You can save these settings as a template to use next time you upload!

     

     

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