The cost to register a copyright runs between $35 and $50, depending on how you register it (online for by mail). You cannot copyright names (ie band name, stage name). Some names can be protected under trademark law, you can contact the US Patent and Trademark Office for more information: 800-786-9199. You would trademark your record label as well.
Copyright registration forms:http://www.copyright.gov/forms/
Your song is copyrighted for free, instantly, under international treaty and US laws, the moment you wrote the song or recorded it (whichever came first). To enforce your rights you need to register your copyright in the US copyright office for a small fee, but then you can get up to $150,000 for statutory damages when people copy your songs without permission.
You can register a trademark for your stage name and record label at the state or federal level, but the federal registration gives you nationwide priority rights. It can all be done online and the basic registration fee is around $375. http://www.uspto.gov
Have a look at this website: http://www.digiprove.com/copyright_for_m…
You can register your songs there to protect your copyright. They do monthly subscription plans so it’s not expensive at all, but you can get a free trial first to see if it’s what you’re looking for.
Hope this helps!
Yet another issue is video games are normally serious anyway with the main focus on understanding rather than fun. Although, there’s an entertainment element to keep your young ones engaged, each one game is often designed to work towards a specific group of skills or course, such as numbers or technology. Thanks for your write-up.