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Adding © and ℗ copyright information
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Copyright information is important to get right. For those unfamiliar with what the different copyrights are (and who holds them) this can be tricky.

This article will explain the difference between ℗ and © copyright, and how you can add the correct information to your release.

Copyright information can be added when you create your new release or edit the release information. 

© (C) refers to the owner of the copyright of the album packaging, meaning the owner of the cover art, the track order and other things that constitute the release.

℗ (P) refers to the owner of the phonographic copyright, meaning the owner of the sound recordings on the release.

If the release is controlled by a Record Label, then it is most likely that this label owns these rights. In this case, add the labels company name.

If the release is being distributed without a Record Label, it is typically the band, group or artist which controls these copyrights - in which case, you can add their name here. 

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