In almost every case, you need a valid copyright to lease or sell your music and it is relatively easy to copyright a sound recording. In fact, it is to your benefit and for your protection that you copyright not only the sound recording but the sheet music as well.
If you don’t have the wherewithal to script your own music, you can hire our resident composers to do the notation for you before you copyright your music so as to get the full benefit of the copyright.
According to the U.S. Copyright office, a copyright exists from the moment the creation is put down into a fixed form. That means a analog or digital recording, video, sheet music or any other physical means. You don’t need us or anyone else to create a copyright as long as you can fulfill the requirement for copyright.