The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36763   Message #2620202
Posted By: Shalini
28-Apr-09 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: copyrights
Subject: RE: copyrights
I'm from India and have been singing Western (UK and Ireland mainly, but also some American) folk music with other musicians only privately until now. If we were to put up a Myspace page or record a small-time CD, how does this copyright thing work? How does one find out who holds the copyright to a song or tune?

Do I have to find out about Indian copyright laws because I'm in India, or the laws of the country which holds the copyright? About how much would one have to pay?-is it per unit sold/produced or is there some fixed amount payable? Do I just go directly to the artist or to some organisation?

If we DO record, we'd like as far as possible to play stuff in the public domain - we really can't afford to spend money on making music right now. Is there some way I can find a list of songs in the PD?

Thank you,