I'm brand new here. If my searching failed to get me to a thread where this has been covered, please direct me, but here goes:
I am just starting a career as a composer and am looking to dip my toes in the water of selling my music through stock/library music brokers. I am amassing a library of compositions to begin to market, but I am not sure which, if any, will be commercially viable.
I understand that there is a cost associated with registering your work with the US copyright office. Before I shop my music around, am I well advised to officially copyright every piece I have recorded? This seems cost prohibitive, especially when I don't know if a given piece will generate any returns.
How do other composers address this in a cost effective way that still ensures their intellectual property rights? Thanks in advance.