Question 3: Does the work you are sending contain material created only by this author?

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR SOUND RECORDINGS: Even if you are only claiming in the underlying song (music and/or lyrics) and excluding the sound recording (the performance and/or production), you MUST ANSWER NO IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE PERFORMERS ON THE SOUND RECORDING.

Check NO –
Standard Application
Check Yes –
Single (author and work) Application
    • The work is owned by someone other than the author.

    • The work is owned by two or more individuals or entities.

    • The ownership in the work has been transferred to another party.

    • The owner (claimant) is deceased.

    • The work is a “joint work”.

    • Book with foreword or textual material by another individual

    • Book containing photograph(s) or illustration by another individual

    • For Logos / Illustrations – Multiple versions with different colors

    • Multiple performers on a sound recording, even if only claiming in underlying song (words and/or music)
    • The work is solely owned by the author.

    • The person is not deceased.

PLEASE NOTE THAT USING THE SINGLE (author and work) APPLICATION WHEN A WORK DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN PROCESSING DELAYS, AN ADDITIONAL FEE, AND A LATER EFFECTIVE DATE OF REGISTRATION.

For More Information: SL4s "Have a Question About the Single Application?"