Definition[edit | edit source]

A musical composition "consists of rhythm, harmony, and melody."[1] "The author of a musical composition is generally the composer, and the lyricist, if any.”[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Still N The Water Pub., 327 F.3d 472, 475 n.3 (6th Cir. 2003)(citation omitted)(full-text).
  2. Copyright Office Circular 56A, at 1 (“Copyright Registration of Musical Compositions and Sound Recordings”).
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