How To Copyright
Your Music Online

Shawn Thompson

Episode 98

Welcome to the Rustic Songbird Podcast!

In this podcast episode, host Lydia Walker interviews Nashville entertainment attorney Shawn Thompson, about registering copyrights for your songs. 

Listen in to learn how to copyright a song online and make sure your original music is protected.

Shawn Thompson is an entertainment attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, and contract review. She has represented a broad spectrum of music clients from Lynyrd Skynyrd to St. Vincent to Bassnectar, as well as Grammy winning music producers. She lives in Nashville with her husband and son.

Connect with Shawn Thompson on Instagram: @nashvillemusicattorney

Say hi to Lydia on Instagram! @thelydiawalker

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What We Talk About:

~ How to register your original songs with the Copyright Office

~ The difference between a Form PA (Performing Arts) and Form SR (Sound Recording)

~ Is it ever a good idea to sell your copyright?

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Stuff You're Going to Want to Check Out:

Here are some resources about music copyright that you may find helpful.   

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