How Much Do You Know About Music Publishing Copyright

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How Much Do You Know About Music Publishing Copyright - Quiz

A series of questions to check your knowledge of music publishing copyright


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long after the death of the composer does UK music publishing copyright last

    • A.

      10 years

    • B.

      50 years

    • C.

      70 years

    • D.

      25 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 70 years
    Explanation
    After the death of a composer, UK music publishing copyright lasts for 70 years. This means that during this period, the rights to publish and distribute their music are protected and cannot be used without permission. This allows the composer's estate or designated beneficiaries to continue benefiting from their work and ensures that their creative legacy is safeguarded.

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  • 2. 

    Which organisation collects Music Publishing royalties?

  • 3. 

    Who claimed that Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' plaigiarised their original composition?

    • A.

      Steve Vai

    • B.

      Paul McCartney

    • C.

      Joe Satriani

    • D.

      Lady Ga Ga

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Satriani
    Explanation
    Joe Satriani claimed that Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida' plagiarized his original composition.

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  • 4. 

    How many copyrights can there be in a song (excluding recording), and what are they?

  • 5. 

    Which guitar tab site was forced to close down because of breach of publishing copyright?

    • A.

      Olga

    • B.

      Tab Robot

    • C.

      EZ tabs

    • D.

      Full strength tabs

    Correct Answer
    A. Olga
    Explanation
    Olga was forced to close down because of breach of publishing copyright.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the Act that provides copyright protection in the UK?

  • 7. 

    Who was the first person to by the rights to the Beatles 'Northern Songs' song publishing?

    • A.

      Simon Cowell

    • B.

      Mick Jagger

    • C.

      ATV/Sony Music

    • D.

      Michael Jackson

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Jackson
    Explanation
    Michael Jackson was the first person to buy the rights to the Beatles' 'Northern Songs' song publishing.

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  • 8. 

    When does copyright ownership of a musical work technically first come into being?

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