Mudcat Café message #2118313 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103795   Message #2118313
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
03-Aug-07 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
A song may be Traditional (no known author) or not (the author is known).
Or (believe it or not) someone may have tried to pass it off as their own work and been found out (tsk).
Or vice versa (tsk TSK. Who would do THAT? Might they have the initials AAL?)

Alternatively, someone might have copyrighted their own arrangement and thus be entitled to royalties.
This is perfectly legitimate, The arranger is entitled to payment for work done,

Whatever.
If your inquiry is related to how to attribute songs you are recording, that's why we have the PRS.