If you don’t have proof of licensing, then you don’t have the right to sell/stream/or distribute an original recording of a cover song. Record companies/artists (i.e. Copyright Holders, and Songwriters) must give permission or any sale of cover music is infringement. “Each individual cover song/mix must be licensed.” So, record companies do need to be involved, despite the incorrect, uninformed, propaganda that’s floating around. To sum this up, you can’t release/sell a cover recording of a hit song unless you have a license to do so. Any videos containing cover songs require a synchronization license. Without a synchronization license the video is infringing on the copyright holders music.
Here at Legal Cheer Music™ we have spent countless hours discussing the finer points of licensing with several well known licensing agents so that we fully understand the laws that surround the legal sale of cover versions of “Hit Songs.” We have also discussed cheer music with high level executives at BMI and ASCAP regarding streaming and performance rights….not to mention conversing with our own group of qualified Copyright Attorneys. We have essentially, put our head into the lion’s mouth searching for the correct information…and we have become empowered for our diligent truth finding mission. Every mix that is to be sold on this website will contain samples with full resale/master rights and a written letter of permission for our customers. Our mixes are 100% Legal and 100% Licensed…but don’t take our word for it, we will also share proof of licensing with our customers.