Copyright and Royalties in Folk Music

Folk Alliance International has published a white paper entitled Understanding Copyright, Royalties and Practical Application in Folk Music. This will be of use to songwriters, performers, presenters, labels, publishers, managers, etc., in both the USA and Canada. Visit and click on the link in the first paragraph to view the most current version of this document.

Information for those wishing to register copyrights in Canada can be found on the following websites:


Songwriters Association of Canada

Canadian Intellectual Property Office