Can I Distribute a Cover Song through RouteNote?

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.

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