How to Copyright - Step by Step Guide
Create your account by clicking Become a Member (Free). The membership to our website is always free. Complete the form with your personal information and make sure it is correct. This is very important because it will be automatically used to describe the "Songwriter" on the Copyright Certificate for every song submitted through your account. You can always double check and update it later at the "Edit Profile" button you will have access to.
Confirm it by reading our Membership Rules and Conditions, click "I accept this membership rules and conditions" on the bottom of the page and finally "Submit information", making sure your inbox accepts messages from the domain “copyrightedsongs.com”. In no more than one minute, our system will automatically send a confirmation message to your e-mail. This confirmation message has a link (and a web address if the link can't be used for some reason), and by following it you will be able to create your password. If you cannot find that confirmation message from us, even after looking at your SPAM folders, you can try the Forgot your password? on our home page, or please inform us about that through our Contact us tab so we can provide further assistance.
You are logged into our website after creating your password. Use your e-mail address and the password you have just created to sign back in any time you want.
You need at least one credit. Each credit allows you to submit one song for copyright. You can do it by clicking "Buy Credits – Paypal" and following the instructions. The price for each credit is currently $5.86 USD.
Upload your photo if you wish, using the "Change Photo" option on the right upper corner of the page.
Submit your song by clicking "Copyright Song" which is found on the same menu, highlighted in blue. The "Copyright Song" form will be displayed. Select your song. It must be a MP3 file with no more than 10 Mb. After you have read, and agreed with the Conditions and Terms of Service, click to accept it and finally on "Submit (You have '# of' credits)". Wait for the upload to end.
When the upload finishes, you will be able to see your recently uploaded song on your screen, and "Certificate In Progress" if you place your mouse on the hourglass icon right below the "Certificate" column. Note your account balance will be deducted one credit for that submission. If you can't see your recently uploaded song on your page, and your account balance was not deduced the amount of one credit, it means your upload didn't go through. Please try again, and if the problem repeats, or if you get an error message such as "Error writing file", please consult our FAQ for further instructions. You can also use our Contact us tab and ask for assistance.
Receive your Copyrighted Song Certificate in your e-mail in up to two business days. It is a legally binding, certified and timestamped PDF document. Make sure you store it along with your original MP3 file in a safe place. In the event your rights as a songwriter become threatened or violated, and you need the law to be enforced on your behalf, you may present it to the proper authorities, copied on a CD for example. For your convenience, you can also download your Copyrighted Songs Certificate directly on your "Songwriter's Home" area of CopyrightedSongs.com.