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Apple Claims To Be Leading Way On Song Metadata To “Ensure Songwriters Get Paid”

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Hypebot reports: “Often known for it’s progressive behavior in the tech industry, Apple is taking steps to encourage artists to get their music’s copyright registered with one of several relevant publishing organizations although one organization, the U.S. Copyright Office is conspicuously absent from this list. This is great news from Apple, who is leading the way as usual….with one exception.  Apple says to ‘make sure the ownership of your song is registered with a publisher, and that they have registered ownership with relevant publishing agencies such as ASCAP, BMI, PRS, Harry Fox and Music Reports.’  That obviously is misleading.”

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