Licensing Covers

If you are recording covers of original music, you need to license it, even if you are streaming it for free, posting a video on YouTube, or whatever. The cost will vary, depending on what you are doing with the music. To find out how to stay legal, here are some references to check out:

Music Licensing 101: How to License a Cover Song

How to Record and Release a Cover Song–An Interview with Harry Fox Agency

How You Can Clear Cover Songs, Samples, and Handle Public Domain Works (ASCAP)

CD Baby

Harry Fox Agency


Easy Song Licensing



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