Fast and affordable cover song licensing
Before you distribute a cover song, you need to secure the proper mechanical license. Thankfully, our friends at Easy Song Licensing make the whole process, well, easy! Go HERE to license your next cover song.
What happened to CD Baby’s Cover Song Licensing service?
CD Baby no longer licenses cover songs directly, but we'll continue to support and pay mechanical royalties for all tracks that were previously licensed through our cover song licensing service. For future releases, we recommend you secure your mechanical licenses via Easy Song Licensing.
Important: derivative works, including works that contain samples, cannot be cleared through a compulsory mechanical license. You need to seek the permission of the publisher.
For any other questions please refer to our Cover Songs, Copyrights, Samples, and Royalties FAQ.