As the creator of a musical work, your creation is protected by copyright:
1. If it is a work of original creation.
2. If it is in a fixed format, so that it can be read, seen or heard.
3. If the work shows at least a minimum level of creativity.
As the owner of your creation, you enjoy some exclusive rights, easy to remember using the acronym RAP Triple D
R – reproduction
A – adaptation (derivative works)
P – PUBLIC Performance
D – Distribution
D – Display
D – Digital transmission