This online bonus material supplements the “Self-Control” feature story in the April 2008 issue of Electronic Musician.
From Me to Me
If you are the sole songwriter and music publisher for a song, you can transfer the preexisting copyright from yourself to your company easily and at no cost. Here is an example of an internal copyright-transfer document that accomplishes this task.
They''re Playing My Song
Winning a prominent songwriting competition is no easy task. But if you''re successful, the notoriety you gain from your win can open industry doors that were previously closed. Here is a list of some of the most recognized songwriting competitions in the United States:
International Songwriting Competition (www.songwritingcompetition.com)
NSAI/CMT Song Contest (www.nashvillesongwriters.com)
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (www.jlsc.com)
The U.S.A. Songwriting Competition (www.songwriting.net)