A cover song is a new recording or performance by someone other than the original artist. 

 

Registering Cover Songs with The MLC

If you have not written or composed the work, you do not need to register it with The MLC as you will not be able to collect digital audio mechanical royalties from that cover.

 

Please note: The MLC cannot give legal advice on cover songs or derivative works; if you have further questions, we recommend you reach out to your legal representative.