Definition From Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, sections 401 - 403.01:
Original music, including any accompanying lyrics; also, original arrangements or other derivative versions of earlier musical compositions to which new copyrightable authorship has been added. Music is generally defined as a succession of pitches or rhythms, or both, usually in some definite pattern. Musical works are registrable without regard to aesthetic standards.
Eligibility: To be eligible for preregistration, it is required that: