The Public Domain by Stephen Fishman, Attorney The Public Domain is the definitive guide to indentifying works in the public domain. This book explains step by step how to recognize whether or not a
work is PD. An extensive chapter is included for music, with chapters also for books, writing, art, photography, movies, television, and other published works. If you are
doing Public Domain research, this book should be on your desk!
The Mini-Encyclopedia of Public Domain Songs by Barbara Zimmerman
This book is compiled by copyright expert, Barbara Zimmerman, president of BZ/Rights & Permissions, Inc. Listed are over 800 songs guaranteed
to be in the public domain in the US by one of the best-known independent rights' clearance services.
They Never Renewed Songs You Never Dreamed Were in the Public Domain by Barbara Zimmerman and Tom Nichols
Fully documented 96 recent popular songs from the 50s & 60s that are in the Public Domain in the U.S. because their copyrights were never properly
renewed. All of the 96 songs made the Billboard Pop Charts. Anyone can use the songs for free -- no one to pay, no one to ask permission.
Music Law by Richard Stim, Attorney
Music isn't just an art form, it's a business. This book shows you and your group how to deal with the business side of the
music world. If you want to earn your living as a music performer, check out this book.
Other Excellent Public Domain Music Reference Books
We Don't Always Keep These Books In Stock But They Are Available From Other Sources
The Copyright Handbook by Stephen Fishman, Attorney
Written in plain-English, this book tells you everything your need to know to protect your creative works under U.S. and
international copyright law. Includes 23 forms as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.
Getting Permission by Richard Stim, Attorney
If you cannot find what you need in the public domain, you must get permission or a license to use copyrighted
materials. This book, with agreements as tear-outs and on disk, tells you how.
The Book of World Famous Music by James J. Fuld
Song reference tracing nearly 1000 of the world's best tunes back to their origin. Details composers, lyricists, copyright dates, first lines
of music and lyrics, and a history of each song.
The Great Song Thesaurus by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith
Lists virtually every popular song hit since the 1500's. 11,000 song titles with lyricists, composers, dates of popularity, and pertinent
facts, 865 musicals, 1441 films, 6163 composers, and more.
The Oxford Dictionary of Music by Michael Kennedy
About the most comprehensive classical music reference ever published in one volume. Alphabetical listing of musical works including classical, opera,
ballet, and orchestra. Includes composers, directors, musical terms, and instruments. This is our major source for PD information on classical music
works and where we look to find trusted information about classical music.