I already know that when one is making a cover version of some copyrighted song (and is singing and playing music himself (that's the point!) while recording) for a physical or digital release, he will simply need a corresponding type of a license (mechanical license.. etc)And when he takes an already existing piece of a sound recording (for example, a karaoke version or a sample of a sound recording placed in another recording or mixed), he needs to get a "master use" license, because he is using the sounds that are NOT played by him.Well, I've got a cover version recorded like this - me singing alongside with an already existing song performed by a famous artist. Just singing along. And I got it recorded. And I want to put it on the Internet. What license should I get to make it legal?
Answer by Laura Drossman
Not VerifiedCalifornia lawyer
Posted about 7 years ago
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