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About Music Copyright

In response to several questions about recordings, here is some basic information on music copyright issues. More detailed questions about any use of Jean-Luc's music should be submitted to this website.

Performing musical compositions already recorded is OK and legal, whether by professionals or non-professionals, as long as proper credit is mentioned, especially if performed for radio or TV.

Recording an existing composition requires a written authorization from the music publisher who administrates that composition on behalf of the writer/composer.

Using a recording (other than for personal enjoyment, i.e., not for commercial purposes and/or not shared by a form of mass media such as YouTube) requires an authorization from (1) the owner of the musical work (composer) represented by a music publishing company, and (2) the copyright owner of the recording itself, such as record labels like Warner, Sony, etc..

- JLP Management