Having a complete understanding of the music business includes the legal and protection end as well as the production and performing aspects. This means if you are the writer, author, or composer of a song, there are specific procedures you must adhere to in order to protect yourself from wrongdoing by others against you and your music. Theft in this business is as common as fraud and larceny anywhere else in the world. Protecting your songs is extremely important and is not to be taken lightly. People can capitalize and make bazillions off your creative work. Don’t be a victim! We’ve seen this happen to friends, and it’s not a pretty sight!