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Cover Song Licensing

Effortless cover song licensing with Easy Song.

Cover Song Licensing
Easy Song

Professional song licensing for indie artists.

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—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.

Why choose Easy Song?

  • 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’s volume discounts.

License your cover song with Easy Song.

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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.