Whenever you record a song that someone else wrote, you need to get
permission from the copyright
holders. This is true even if you are giving away your recording. Getting permission involves
contacting the copyright
holders for each song. The research and dialogue necessary can be difficult and time consuming.
If you have questions or want to know more about the different music
license types such as the mechanical and synchronization
Most countries offer research help through public
performance rights organizations, specific agencies that represent music
rights holders, and service providers that help with the research and securing of licenses.
For artists located in the United
States we have partnered with a specialist caring
for over 30,000
clients since 2005 (as
Our partner will take care of every single detail for you for a flat rate fee.
In order to sell a song you didn’t write yourself (in other words a cover song), you need to obtain a Mechanical License.
Our partners Easy Song Licensing offer
simple and cheap solutions for getting the licenses required to legally distribute (and sell) cover songs in any format (download, CD, vinyl, etc.) in stores like Bandcamp, SoundCloud,
iTunes, Spotify and others.