Group Registration for Works on an Album of Music (GRAM)
The Copyright Office has implemented a new group registration option for musical works that are published on the same album.
In addition, the Office has implemented a separate group registration option for sound recordings and any accompanying photographs, artwork, or liner notes that are published on the same album.
Applicants are required to use a new registration application specifically designed for each option.
- Musical works (with or without lyrics): If you want to register a group of musical works (with or without lyrics), you must submit the online application for “Musical Works from an Album.” This application can only be used to register musical works (including any lyrics). It cannot be used to register sound recordings. For instructions on how to access this application, click here.
- Sound recordings, photographs, artwork, liner notes: If you want to register a group of sound recordings, you must submit the online application for “Sound Recordings from an Album.” This application may be used to register two to twenty sound recordings. It may also be used to register photographs, artwork, or liner notes that were first published with the same album. For instructions on how to access this application, click here.
Use the links on this page to access the instructions for completing the applications. Additional resources and guides for the GRAM registration procedure will also be added to this page as they go online.