Cover Song Licensing
Mechanical Licenses for the sale and distribution of cover songs.
Share your music and earn revenue while meeting the legal requirements of covering a song. Our experts will get you licensed and ready for your release!
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Why Do You Need a License?
When you record a cover version of someone else’s song and want to distribute it (via digital download or physical product [cd, vinyl, etc.]) then you need a mechanical license. A cover song is any new recording of a previously released song by someone other than the original artist or composer. A mechanical license is the agreement between you (the artist) and the publishers (owners of the composition) that allows you to distribute your new recording in exchange for royalties.LEARN MORE
What makes Royalty Solutions different than other licensing services?
There are a number of benefits to choosing TuneLicensing as your “go-to” mechanical licensing service:
- PRE-PAY ALL FEES UP FRONT
- KEEP YOUR COVER SONG LICENSED… FOREVER
- EVEN FASTER LICENSING PROCESS
- QUICK AND DEPENDABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
See what our artists are saying about TuneLicensing!
"TuneLicensing is doing an awesome job of educating artists in the growing population of music makers. I was able to license the song fast without paying a lot of money. I didn't realize this was possible before."
- Burroughs T | Read more!
"You guys were the first people to come up on Google, so I thought you must be good. Outcome: Outstanding."
- Lauren Sanderson | Read more!
"We wanted something quick and easy, and that’s what we were able to find here!"
- Jess + Gabriel | Read more!
"As a TuneLicensing artist who records a lot of covers, I get 100% guarantee on fast delivery and trusted service."
- Alex Boye | Read more!
"We found the process real quick and simple to use. It's hard to find much information about releasing cover version so it was really handy."
- Cherry Head, Cherry Heart | Read more!
"I’ve released 8 covers so far and it it is very easy to see the status of them, all in one place. Having things exist in single place that is clear and simple is the way to go. It’s affordable and scale-able."
- Robert Russell | Read more!
"TuneLicensing is prompt in issuing licenses and the site is easy to navigate. Using the service has really benefited me."
- Vanlalchhanhima Ralte | Read more!
"TuneLicensing is an affordable and stress free service. They made it very easy for me to get the licenses I needed to release two of my cover songs and I will definitely use them to release any others in the future!"
- Angelica Hale | Read more!
"After my first experience working with TuneLicensing I knew I had found the best option out there for getting a licence for a cover song. 95% of the time when I request a licence for a cover song the licence is approved in a matter of hours which is amazing and their customer service is also top notch! I wouldn't dream of looking for another company because they go over and above for their customers."
- Crispin Earl | Read more!
"I distribute a song that is covering a Nirvana Tune... The process was rather seamless."
- Neil Bhay | Read more!
How it Works: The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)
At the beginning of 2021, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) began to deliver blanket mechanical licenses to all digital service providers (DSPs) such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and more throughout the United States that are eligible.READ MORE...
Disclosure, this information pertains to US Copyright Law and some specifics may not remain true in other territories around the world.READ MORE...
Composition vs. Sound Recording
Every song has two sides: the music & lyrics and the sound recording.READ MORE...