This might be the most important segments for up and coming artists. If you are a songwriter and have a catalog of songs that you wrote but have never taken the time to copyright your material, you are risking your creative signature, leaving it prone to forgery.
Copyright registration for your creative works is a very important step in making sure people know that you wrote the songs you are singing and sharing. And the process is rather simple and easy today, with the help of smartphones. Please be sure to take the time to do it right.
I mention this because ever since arriving here in NC I hear a lot of talk about “The Poor Man’s Copyright.” This is where you record your song and mail a copy of it to yourself. It has been assumed that the federal postmark serves as the date of publication.
You can do this help build your catalog and log dates of your work, but this does not secure the work as your own according to our U.S Constitution. So for those that think they’re securing rights, you are not, you are just wasting postage and setting yourself up for expensive legal fees needed for hiring a lawyer, should someone rip off and publish your song as their own.
Today artists can copyright up to 10 songs on one form. The registration fee is $35 per application form and the process is simple enough. It starts with visiting http://www.copyright.gov/.
The only acceptable way to secure your rights is by registering your works in our nation’s capital. Years ago artists had to copyright each song individually, but now you can register several works under one form as long as the songs were written by the same songwriter or team of songwriters.
Once you have ten songs, please take the time to secure and validate your works. Take your phone, and record a draft run of the tunes. Fill out the Copyright form and send the file and the form in with your check made payable to the Library of Congress.
This is the only way to secure the rights to the music you spend time writing and creating. So if you have a lot of songs that you have mailed to yourself, take the next step and file it with the Library of Congress. CLASS DISMISSED!
They are serving sounds tonight Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood (New Bern, NC) will be Country Express Band, offering all of the Ole the country sounds from 6-8 pm as you enjoy the tastes of the olde tyme barbeque you love!
The Brown Pelican hosts an evening of music with The Dust Parade, offering the music from 8-11 pm. Free music is never free, please tip the music makers that you meet.
Please also note that The Brown Pelican will be helping to raise money for the Gaskins Family. Community member and contractor Richard Allen Gaskins suddenly passed and the family needs help with his final expenses. PBR’s will be $1.00 tonight in his honor and they will be passing donation buckets for us to help fill up. Please give what you can to help this family.
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St. The party comes courtesy of Spare Change, they will bring the music to life tonight on the deck with all the grooves you will love. Music plays at 7:30 pm- 11 pm. For more info please reach out and call the club at 252-635-0322.
The Garage welcomes the music of Third Act/Daryl Lucas. Live music is offered from 7-10 pm for FREE! But I suggest, you feel free to tip the servers and musicians you meet along the way!
BrÜtopia offers the freshest brewed beer and the grooves of The Joe Baes Project live. The band will be sharing songs tonight and jamming from 7-10 pm. Free music for your listening pleasure. Come out and support local music, while you enjoy the freshest new beer on tap!
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Treehouse Beer Company welcomes the music of Jared Cline, from Wilmington will come for a visit and will be grooving in the garden from 7-10 pm. Sip on a cold beer and groove to the folk, rock, blues and country grooves of this popular local duo.
Bobby Webb & Company offer the live music sounds tonight at Bake, Bottle & Brew this evening. Music is offered from 6-9 pm and this outfit offers plenty of familiar pop and classic country grooves.
Retromic featuring Mykel Barbee will be heading to the coast to offer songs to the fans and friends that gather for good eats and great beer tonight at The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits. Music starts at 6 pm and they rock you until 9 pm.
E-Club Emerald Isle is ready to welcome the Summer season and have a weekend of entertainment lined up for all. Here is what was posted yesterday:
Sat- John Franklin solo 8pm. Carolina Sky 10pm
Sun- We have some cool fundraisers and cornhole tournaments starting at 11am. Barefoot Wade 4pm.
We are super excited to announce our Music On Tap Summer Concert Series! 🎶 We will be welcoming some of the best musical talents from the area, as well as from across the country. All shows are free! Stop by, grab a pint, and celebrate the summer with us!
Here is the season’s remaining schedule:
June 8th – 8-11pm: John Michael Sullivan LIVE at Crystal Coast Brewing
June 22nd – 2-5pm: Ryan Rubich at Crystal Coast Brewing
July 5th – 7-10pm: Live Music – Brooke McBride at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 3rd – 2-5pm: Steel Shot at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 17th – 7-10-pm: Scott Shelby at Crystal Coast Brewing
August 30th – 7-10pm: Ryan Cain at Crystal Coast Brewing
Floyds 1921 Restaurant and Catering welcomes Red and The Rockers for your dining entertainment this evening. Music plays from 7-10 pm. You are welcome to come early for a delicious dinner and stay late for fun music.
Mystic Vibrations is on the music menu at Southern Salt Seafood Company on the waterfront in Morehead City tonight. Come early to enjoy the fresh catch and stay late to dance the night away. Music starts at 9 pm on the deck and rocks until 12 am!
There is a good time every time you visit Jack’s Waterfront Bar. Checking things out for the Holiday weekend we find:
Saturday June 8th open at 12noon with live music by the Bump Syndicate band.
Sunday June 9th open at 12noon with live music by Backyard Groove starting at 4pm.
Jack’s will stay open Monday through Sunday at noon, with live music scheduled Tuesday through Saturday
Tuesday ~ Drew Horton
Wednesday ~ The Embers
Thursday ~ Rude Boy Riddim
Friday ~ Chocolate Chip and Company
Saturday ~ Jukebox Revolver
See you at Jack’s!
Off The Hook welcomes the fun grooves of Monjah tonight on the deck. Music starts at 10 pm and the fun jams last until it’s time to head home. Come out and dance the night away under the stars!
Core Sound Band Sat June 1st, 8:30-11:30 pm, No Cover
Come see the return of Core Sound in downtown Beaufort playing the best of modern country and classic rock!!!
JM’s Place PUB welcomes the blues grooves of Carolina Band. The fun grooves play from 9 pm until 12 am.
Tonight the Michael Eakins will offer the dinner grooves and will be serving the sounds at Fishy Fishy Cafe tonight. Music starts at 6:30 pm and the food is always delicious.
Locked & Loaded Bar & Grill opens the stage to THEM!, offering their rocking best tonight. Music is free and kicks off at 10 pm and lasts until 2 am.
Tonight in they welcome Chris Leary to the stage to entertain the crowd. Tickets are $10. Showtime is 8-11 pm and here is what they say about tonight’s event:
Duane Haddock will be sharing songs tonight with friends and fans that gather at Crossroads Grill & Bar tonight. Music starts at 10 pm. Grab a burger, enjoy a cold beer and groove to the music tonight.
There are some live music choices up to our North tonight. Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill always a great time with music and good food on the menu! Music is served from 7-10 pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Thursdays they welcome all players with a Low Key Open Mic Night, hosted by Brian Burke.
On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the finest local acts on the list to entertain you, while you dine and drink and unwind. Tonight it is Rowlette Green. All are welcome to join in the fun. Good times start at 6:30 pm. Music rocks till 10 pm.
Music is on tap at The Wine Crate tonight with Garry Brady, sharing the songs you know and enjoy. Come early to enjoy the taste from the bistro and stay late for the good music. Songs are shared from 7-10 pm this evening!
Market Street Pub welcomes The Wannabees to the stage to rock you this evening. Music starts at 10 pm and there is a small cover charge at the door to support the music.
Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern welcomes Big Jim Kohler Blues Band to the bar for their debut performance. If you love the blues you won’t want to miss this master of Chicago style blues. Music starts at 9 pm and they rock you until midnight!
Checking things out around the rest of the region, I ask my Facebook followers each week where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week.
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