Legal Position re printing TABs in Published Works
I am working on a Ukulele Guide for Beginners and I want to include example songs in one of the popular TAB formats.
The format I prefer is in-line where the chord names are shown within square brackets at the point in the lyric where the chord change occurs. A line might look like this; "When [E] I feel [C#m] blue [F#m] in the [B7] night". There are others as I am sure Muse Score users will know.
Does anybody know what the legal position is - who does an author in my position have to contact - when going down this route? Are there acknowledgements that have to be included? And are there fees to be paid typically?
I would love to hear from anybody with experience of this aspect of copyright law.