Legal Resources : publishing, copyright, cover songs, royalties

US Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov

Future of Music Coalition
http://www.futureofmusic.org/

The History of Copyright and Fair Use (a cartoon)
A fair(y) Use Tale

Good Copy Bad Copy: a documentory about copyright.
Click Here for the trailer

How to Legally Sell Downloads of Cover Songs by Derek Sivers
http://cdbaby.net/dd-covers

Harry Fox Agency – Mechanical licensing
http://www.harryfox.com/digital.html

An large collection of Music business contracts: http://www.musicbusinessstore.com/index.html

Learn about royalty rates at the Harry Fox Agency
http://www.harryfox.com/public/licenseeRateCurrent.jsp

Using Samples In Your Music
http://www.alankorn.com/articles/sampling.html

Public Domain Music – A reference site to help identify public domain music
http://www.pdinfo.com/

Music Industry ROYALTY COLLECTION SOCIETIES
http://www.knopfler.com/Royalty-Link.html

Royalty Review Council
http://www.royaltycouncil.com