COPYRIGHT
Artistes, record labels, music publishing

ARTICLE LINK:

“Simply put, the Copyright Law of 1976 allows any songwriter, composer, arranger, or lyricist who assigned his or her work to a publisher from 1978 to the present to ask for his or her copyrights back 35 years after the work’s publication.  Add 35 to 1978, and you get 2013”.

http://thyblackman.com/2012/08/14/take-your-music-back-folks-copyright-law-1976/