802.10 Deposit Requirements for Musical Works
To register a musical work with the U.S. Copyright Office, the applicant should deposit a copy or phonorecord of the work that is sufficient to identify the applicant’s claim to copyright in the music and/or lyrics and to allow the Office to examine the work for copyrightable authorship.
For information on the deposit requirements for musical works published on or after January 1, 1978, see Chapter 1500, Section 1509.2 (A). For information on deposit requirements for musical works published before January 1, 1978, see Chapter 2100, Section 2116.5 (A).