Adding © and ℗ copyright information to your releases

Copyright information can be added when you create your new release or edit the release information.

The ℗ Copyright Notice
The P in this copyright refers to "phonogram" and this text describes the rights-holder of the actual sound recordings associated with tracks on a release.

The © Copyright Notice
This copyright describes the person or company who owns the rights to the album packaging, such as the cover artwork. Historically, it also covered other printed material which may have been included in CD, Vinyl or Cassette formats.

What should I add in each copyright text?
If the release is controlled by a Record Label, then it is most likely that this label owns these rights. In this case, add the labels company name.

If the release is being distributed without a Record Label, it is typically the band, group or artist which controls these copyrights - in which case, you can add their name here.

Article updated at 7/19/2023.

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