Oh my goodness! I did it! I am now the proud submitter of original songs to the Copyright Office.
Although I won’t say it was easy as pie, it was fairly straightforward. At least the basics are. And making pie would not be easy for me, anyway. How’d I do it? I simply went to the Copyright Office’s website. There they have a link to the “Electronic Copyright Office.” At the ECO you will find plenty of FAQs and other information to help you determine just how you want to submit your material. To submit online, you will have to register for a username and password. Once you have that, you can follow the instructions step-by-step.
The site says it can take a number of months for processing to be completed. And given the number of submissions they must receive, I can certainly understand how it might take a little while. Still, they have made the submission process easier and quicker. And the online submission fee is fairly reasonable, too!