Copyrights when creating a new arrangement
  • Carl DCarl D
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    I'm sure many of the great composers here have thought about this issue!

    I'm interested to create new arrangements of existing hymns, especially set them for different instruments. The question I run into is what kinds of copyrights and royalties I might be running into in this situation. Because I'm not directly using the original as written, it was just the launching point.

    I would imagine that this would be a "derivative work," but I don't know what's normal for music copyrights. Does anybody have any resources they could point me to?
  • Carl DCarl D
    Posts: 985
    Great, thanks RC!