, establised 1997

Government Bodies

The United States Copyright Office
A comprehensive guide to copyright in the United States.

US Patent and Trademark Office
Information on trademarking your name and logo.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
CIPO'S areas of activity include patents, trademarks and copyrights for Canada.

World Intellectual Property Organization
A valuable resource for those bands in the Caribbean and those of you thinking globally.

Music Industry Organisations

ASCAP is a performing rights licensing organization of over 71,000 active composer, songwriter, lyricist and music publisher members.

MPA(Music Publishers' Association)
The body that represents music publishers.

NARAS(The National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences)
In addition to being home of the Grammys, NARAS is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers.

SOCAN(Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)
The SOCAN online guide to performing rights in Canada.

BMI is a performing rights licensing organization and a great source for the song titles, writers and publishers of the world's most popular music.

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