FAQ Basics

1.8 Do I need to register with a collecting society?

No, registration with a collecting society is not mandatory. You just need to be the owner of the copyrights to the songs. This means that you have created the works yourself, without using texts, melodies or parts (samples) of other works – unless you have licenses for their commercial use.

If you are a member of a collecting society, you must register your works independently with them.