I was wondering who here has experience copyrighting and publishing their work before?
For me, the issue has just recently popped up. For example, I composed a solo piano piece that was played at my composition recital, and a lot of people told me raved about it afterwards and said that I should get it published. That was interesting because I had never thought about before. I also have no idea how to do it.
Then tonight, I was listening to one of my pieces and my mom came in and said "you should get that copyrighted and get the Cleveland Orchestra to play it." Now maybe she's being a bit ambitious, but I had never thought about that before and it doesn't hurt to try.
So now the question is, how?
Also I was wondering how often do people here obtain official copyrights to their pieces? Always? Sometimes? Never?
I assume for your movie and game scores you're always slapping a copyright on that for sure. Can you copyright the whole score as one or does it have to be piece by piece?
If anybody could shed some light on these issues for me (and for other noobs that I assume are out there), that would be very helpful.