Can I Distribute a Cover Song through RouteNote to Download Stores and Streaming Music Services? RN HomeRulesFAQ
RN-Support
Posted at Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:40
Posts: 0
Can I Distribute a Cover Song through RouteNote to Download Stores and Streaming Music Services?

Yes, you can. If you plan on distributing a cover song, you may need to first get permission (and possibly a license) from the original copyright holder to release your song digitally.

Cover songs should NOT include the original performing artist in the track title or artist field.

INCORRECT:

Wake Me Up (Originally Performed by Avicii) Wake Me Up (Cover of Avicii) Wake Me Up (Tribute to Avicii)

CORRECT:

Wake Me Up Wake Me Up (Acoustic Version)

You will need to make sure when uploading that you use the original performing artist in the copyright C line.

You can look into purchasing a mechanical license for a cover song in the US from The Harry Fox Agency.

pushmobb
Posted at Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:19
Posts: 1
Some streaming services don’t require a mechanical license for covers as they already pay these royalties themselves to licensors. At the moment the services we know that pay for licenses are Spotify and Deezer. So if you want to distribute your cover song to those territories without acquiring a license you can for Spotify and Deezer, and you can upload to these stores for free from www.routenote.com.