Copyright Protection & Deterrent Service for Music, Songs, Lyrics and Artwork

Protect My Work is a UK based user-friendly and affordable solution to protect against copyright theft of anything creative, whether you want to copyright protect songs, music, lyrics and even artwork . Writers and musicians can register their music, songs, lyrics & artwork at any stage, but most effective is before publishing to the public domain on popular websites & social media like Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, eBay & Pinterest.

All work registered with us receives a unquie reference number and digital certificate that can be used to help prove your copyright.

Set up originally by a group of creatives to help protect their own copyright, we are proud to say we have been providing an effective copyright deterrent for our customers since 2004.

Our copyright service provides protection under international law in the following countries :


Source: World Intellectual Property Organisation, July 2017

Benefits of Our Service

  • All protected work receives a digital certificate with reference number
  • Independent 3rd Party Copyright Ownership proof in most countries (172 different countries inc. UK, all of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Russia, India, China & United Arab Emirates)
  • Quick & Easy; be protected in just 5 minutes an submit any type of file (MP3, MP4, wav etc etc)
  • Just £29.99 pa site subscription and just £1 per piece of work (first 5 FREE)
  • Secure, Trusted, Independent & Confidential
  • You can use our logo on your work as a theft deterrent ssl secure
  • 14 Day money back guarantee
  • Free Affidavit (in event of court action)
  • Copyright lasts for at least the life of the author + 50 years

REVIEWS

  • Jale

    Very pleased with the service, easy to use and efficient.Fantastic and competent service, very happy
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  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 172 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.
    [read more]

  • Lorraine Abigail Wolf Spirit

    This was the first time I have had to copyright my material and I was so nervous. I was absolutely delighted with the clear, easy, and quick process for uploading my artwork. I am so relieved to have my artwork and information protected. Fabulous! Lorraine Abigail, www.wolfspiritguidance.com
    [read more]

  • Adam Zaatri

    Protect My Work has given me piece of mind as I make my way into the professional world and do not want any doubt that my work is my own.
    [read more]

  • Liney Dampz

    I'm A Upcoming Solo DJ & Music Producer And This Helps Alot And You May Aswell Take Advantage Of The Service By Mounting Your Own Song Artwork To Your Own Music Track & That's It, I Recommend To Any Upcomming Artists Who Don't Want To Take A Contract From A Record Label.
    [read more]

  • George Potter

    Thank you so much for providing, instant incredibly useful access to gaining rights. Unfortunately I lost a battle in court after a large firm took my designs, but since gaining the protection for here I have been clear! George www.copenhagenclothing.com
    [read more]

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.
    [read more]

  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning
    [read more]

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.
    [read more]

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.
    [read more]

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.
    [read more]

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.
    [read more]

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.
    [read more]

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.
    [read more]

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.
    [read more]

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.
    [read more]

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.
    [read more]

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer
    [read more]

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.
    [read more]

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.
    [read more]

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.
    [read more]

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up
    [read more]

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!
    [read more]

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!
    [read more]

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.
    [read more]

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..
    [read more]

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you
    [read more]

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend
    [read more]

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.
    [read more]

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.
    [read more]

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises
    [read more]

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service
    [read more]

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.
    [read more]

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection
    [read more]

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!
    [read more]

  • Queen Lizifah

    Very good site, reasonable price and very reliable!
    [read more]

  • MrCentury007

    Great product would highly recommend to all.
    [read more]

  • Csaba Marko

    Excellent service. Very good customer service. Thank you guys!!!
    [read more]

  • Zaryab Khan

    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk
    [read more]

  • Jale

    Very pleased with the service, easy to use and efficient.Fantastic and competent service, very happy

  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 172 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.

  • Lorraine Abigail Wolf Spirit

    This was the first time I have had to copyright my material and I was so nervous. I was absolutely delighted with the clear, easy, and quick process for uploading my artwork. I am so relieved to have my artwork and information protected. Fabulous! Lorraine Abigail, www.wolfspiritguidance.com

  • Adam Zaatri

    Protect My Work has given me piece of mind as I make my way into the professional world and do not want any doubt that my work is my own.

  • Liney Dampz

    I'm A Upcoming Solo DJ & Music Producer And This Helps Alot And You May Aswell Take Advantage Of The Service By Mounting Your Own Song Artwork To Your Own Music Track & That's It, I Recommend To Any Upcomming Artists Who Don't Want To Take A Contract From A Record Label.

  • George Potter

    Thank you so much for providing, instant incredibly useful access to gaining rights. Unfortunately I lost a battle in court after a large firm took my designs, but since gaining the protection for here I have been clear! George www.copenhagenclothing.com

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.

  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!

  • Queen Lizifah

    Very good site, reasonable price and very reliable!

  • MrCentury007

    Great product would highly recommend to all.

  • Csaba Marko

    Excellent service. Very good customer service. Thank you guys!!!

  • Zaryab Khan

    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk

   

Join us for a yearly subscription fee of

£29.99 PA

a £1 token is required for each piece of work you register with us (max 5 files per 1 token).

Register today & receive 5 free tokens, that’s up to 25 files protected for just £29.99 pa!

When protecting copyright music or songs, you should be aware that there could be more than one copyright owner. For example, the music alone could be original, the lyrics and the sound.

You copyright is valid in 172 countries all over Europe & the world and includes UK, USA, Russian Federation and China (Berne Convention Country List) and usually last for at least the life of the author + 50 years. So its worth protecting, so you can maximize your royalties and licence fee income.

Before protecting this, you should be sure that you have permission to use any lyrics, tunes and sound recordings that are not your original work, or that it is licensed as free to use. In order to gain permission you should contact the publisher of the work, who will be able to help you further. If you are the original author and you have not re-assigned the copyright to anyone else, then you will own the copyright.

If more than one person has worked on a piece of music or song it should be agreed before any public release of the music who owns what rights. This should be written in an agreement and signed by all involved parties.

Once you are sure the work is either original or have the permissions needed, Protect My Work can play an important roll in the protection of it. When music or songs fall into the public domain it is possible that others will attempt to use it without your permission, perhaps on television, websites, radio or other medias.

Phil Spurgin

Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.

 

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Should anyone use your music or song without permission you would need to prove that you are the original author of the work in order to claim any damages or stop the work being used without your consent.

By submitting it to Protect My Work, your musical work will be registered and held in our secure database, along with the time and date it was received. It is possible to submit any digital file such as mp3 and wav, either by email, or by logging into your account and uploading it.

For extra proof of the originality, you are able to upload different versions of the work, demonstrating the different stages the music or song went through in reaching the final version. This can be invaluable evidence should you need it.

Independent Witnessing Of
Your Intellectual Property.

Proves Originality For Your
Work.

Deter Others From Using Your Work Without Permission.

Only £29.99 P.A.
Membership & 1 Per
Submission Thereafter.

How to Copyright Music and What is the Cost?

Protect My Work keep costs simple and very good value for money. Our copyright protection registration charges are simply:

  • A fixed fee of £ 29.99 per year, for account setup and maintenance (this fee does not increase with the number of files you register with us)
  • A £1 token is required for each piece of work registered. You can register up to 5 individual files with one token. This is a one-off cost NOT an annual charge.
  • Register today and receive 5 free tokens, that’s up to 25 files protected for FREE!
 

What music files can be registered with us?

Protect My Work allows it’s members to upload up to 50MB in one go, either by email or upload. Members may upload up to five separate files in one go as long as the combined total of all five files is less than 50MB.

Just about any file can be uploaded , but the most popular file format for copyright music files is compressed MP3.

Members have the option to simply attach up to 5 attachments (totaling less that 50MB) to an email and send it to protect@protectmywork.com. This is without doubt the easiest, fastest and simplest way to register your work. After sending the email, you will receive one email in reply asking you confirm. Once confirmed, you will receive a final email with details of the recently registered work, a unique username and password. This unique username and password can optionally, be given to anyone that you may need to prove the work is registered. The username and password can be entered by them in our Search Protected Work page and the work will be displayed for download as final proof.

This in itself, is an effective deterrent of anyone using your music or song without permission.

 

What happens in the case of a dispute over copyright music?

All work protected by us, has its own unique reference number. This reference number is issued to the owner/author at the time of registering the work, along with a unique password.

When there is a dispute over copyright registration, the owner can provide this unique reference number and password at his discretion, which can be entered on this page here .The results of the search will show the full details of the registration including the date/ time and the files protected.

 

How to register

Click here to register your files with us online or feel free to contact us if you have any questions on how to copyright music.

 

Other Copyright Music Resources

If you have already registered your work us, and at a later point in time you find your copyrighted music or songs available for download on other websites without your permission, then please visit www.muso.com , which has proved to be very effective to help get these files removed from the internet.

 

How to add the Copyright Symbol © to Digital Music & Songs

There are several ways we suggest. You could add it to;

- the file name e.g. mymusic-©myname.mp3

- the meta data (also referred to as ID3 tag) of the mp3 file, please see here for more details

- a voice over at the start of the recording.

- in email text that you attach the file to

- to the song name title if adding to a website/social media

- and of course , you can add it as text to the lyric sheet, sheet music or text placement on the video if you make any of these.

........or preferably, ALL of the above.

UPLOAD

Then login to our member area and click the UPLOAD NEW WORK button. This allows you to securely upload your files to our secure vault. Alternatively, you can email the files to protect@protectmywork.com and wait 5 minutes for our response.

PROTECT

Immediately after you have protected your work, you will receive an email confirmation from us. Each registered works has a unique reference number & password.