Hi, I’m just a student but I wanted the advice of some professionals!
I have begun playing at restaurants as background music, and most of the pieces I play are 60’s pop songs, that’s I’ve purchased sheet music for. My teacher warned me of copyright laws, and that even if I own sheet music to a song I still don’t have the rights to play it in public? She said the laws change continuously so I should look into it since she wasn’t up to date with them.
I was curious if anyone out there knows more about this subject, or of any licenses that could protect me? Any advice or links to websites with more information would be greatly appreciated! If I plan to make a living out of performing popular music I need to smart up and know what I’m going into!
Thank you so much, God bless!