Naughty Dog Music
Naughty Dog Music is the publishing entity of Naughty Dog Enterprises. Naughty Dog Music focuses on managing the PA (performing arts, or “c in a circle”) copyright of a song. This copyright is the embodiment of the music and lyrics of the song, or what is sometimes referred to as the underlying composition of a piece of music. There can only be one of these for a piece of music. In a music world that’s full of sampling, covers, sheet music, lyric websites, and digital and analog broadcast, it is more important than ever to protect your copyright. As a publisher, we want that copyright to be used and broadcasted as much as possible.
Naughty Dog Music actively seeks advantageous opportunities to license the use of this copyright to radio, television, film, recording artist, or any other business that is in need of music. Anytime this copyright is used, it is the right of the copyright owner to collect a royalty. As a publisher, Naughty Dog Music will take ownership of these copyrights, and administer and protect them on behalf of the songwriter. It is the responsibility of the publisher to make sure the song is registered with the U.S. copyright office and one of the performance rights organizations to ensure when the song is used, it is reported, and income is generated and dealt to the appropriate parties.
Naughty Dog Studios
Naughty Dog Records
Naughty Dog Records is the record label entity of Naughty Dog Enterprises. Naughty Dog Records manages the SR (sound recording, or “p in a circle”) copyright of a song. Unlike the PA, there can be multiple SR copyrights for a single PA copyright. Anybody who’s ever recorded a cover song is a prime example of creating an SR from an already existing PA. For any good song to have success, it is important to have a great recording. Naughty Dog Records is the force of our business that facilitates this for songwriters. Naughty Dog Records typically works with recording artists and musicians to record, release, and distribute songs (generally an EP or LP for a performing group). Just like the PA, the SR must be registered with the U.S. copyright office and a royalty collection organization.