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Cover Song Licensing

Effortless cover song licensing with Easy Song Licensing.

Cover Song Licensing

Manufacture and Distribute Your Cover Songs

Planning on releasing a cover song? You’ll need a license for that. Even if you don’t stand to profit from your release—you still need a mechanical license to release your cover song.

Our partner—Easy Song Licensing—can help you get a mechanical license for your cover songs. That means they’ll contact the copyright holders and help you obtain 100% of the rights you need to release any cover song.

Look below and choose the solution that best fits your needs.

Easy Song Licensing

Professional song licensing for indie artists.

Why choose Easy Song Licensing?

  • Fast: Legally release your new version of any song, quickly and easily in just 1-2 business days.
  • Personalized: Talk with a real person who will handle everything and explain complexities.
  • Digital Proof of Licensing: We’ll email you a PDF of your Proof of Licensing and each request is securely saved online.
  • Seal of Authenticity (optional, $29.00): Proves you are legal, displays your Proof of Licensing when scanned with a smartphone.
  • Custom licensing services: If your project demands more than basic cover song licensing, we can help you get permission for any use including web videos, print, film, and derivatives. Learn more.
  • Forever: Your licenses never expire.


  • $16.99 fee per format per song, plus royalties.
  • All royalties go to the copyright holder. Royalties vary by format.
  • Half-price fees on reorders, or add fee-free reorders for $29.00.
  • Licensing more than just a song or two? Ask about Easy Song Licensing’s volume discounts.

License your cover song with Easy Song Licensing.

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What’s a mechanical license?

A mechanical license pays the songwriter or publisher who owns the copyright to a composition when you create and release your recording on CDs, digital downloads and streams, vinyl, cassettes, and even ringtones.

You need a mechanical license whenever you record and sell/give away a cover version of another musician’s song. Once you have that license secured you can legally distribute someone else’s composition.