A mechanical license grants the rights to reproduce and distribute copyrighted musical compositions (songs) on CDs, records, tapes, ringtones, permanent digital downloads, interactive streams and other digital configurations of an existing song.
This pays a royalty to the composer of the song for the right to use their song on the new audio recording you have produced.
The most common use of a Mechanical License is when recording a cover song.
If you intend to distribute your cover song in the US, Canada, Australia...etc, you need to obtain the mechanical licenses first.
For that purpose you can use our licensing partner Easy Song Licensing.
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