The purpose of copyright registration is to officially confirm the date and content of the author’s work. It can be used to file a lawsuit, in the event of copyright infringement or plagiarism. It helps to designate his authorship of the work and simplifies the work of both the author and his lawyer. You can also see about the essence of copyright registration in this video:
Although registered and unregistered works, according to the Law, are protected equally, registration of copyright for a work provides an opportunity to obtain a document (certificate) that confirms the ownership of copyright to a particular person.
The certificate is the only convincing means of confirming its authorship in the work in case of its illegal use by other persons, in court cases, when concluding agreements for receiving remuneration for the use of the work, etc.
The registration of the copyright for the song does not guarantee the receipt of royalties for the use of the song. Because these are different and unrelated things. So, registration is the receipt of a document on the fact of creation and authorship of the song, and royalties are payments in percentage for each USE of the author’s music. Who and how should control these payments if even the author himself did not take care of his identification? True, only the author through authorized organizations for managing his rights after signing contracts with such organizations.
The different nature of the registration of rights to song and royalty, which means that the author receives his royalties, he must take care of these payments himself and make a number of actions and conclude a number of contracts. For example, with CCM, more details in the video about Collective rights management:
Therefore, I advise you to study the question of what royalties are, what are collective management organizations, what are the types of remuneration from the use of music:
And only after that count on royalty payments for their songs.