single or album, it s important to copyright your new music as soon as possible. Technically, in order to copyright a song, assuming it s your original work, it just needs to be made into.
If you're unable to find the actual copyright owner/administrator for a song or recording you wish to use, consider paying for research. Copyright protects the musician even if the song is never registered with the Copyright Office. Information available may also include the release formats, labels, and years, but avoid using this as your sole search tool since some of the information may be inaccurate. This sounds like a matter that is going to have to go to court, and you will need to prove to a judge or jury that you have the original right to the song, and that your song came before the other person's song.