Excerpt: copyrighted music is not the soulful tune, the superb singing, the glorious voice or the wonderful render- ing. It is the melody or harmony reduced to print, writing or graphic form. The Indian music lovers throng to listen and be enthralled or enchanted by the nada brahma, the sweet concord of sounds, the rags, … Continue reading ‘author’, as defined in s.2(d), in relation to a musical work, is only the composer and s. 16 confies ‘copyright’ to those works which are recognised by the Act. This means that the composer alone has copyright in a musical work. The singer has none.