Cover songs are a quick and relatively inexpensive way to get your talent noticed and discovered on YouTube. Creating and uploading a cheap music video titled a cover song has helped many unknown singers share their talent with the world – and even some of today’s stars claim fame. I got help.
But how can you make sure your video doesn’t get frozen or your account closed?
In order to legally publish your cover music video on YouTube, you need permission from the original copyright owner of the song to use the song with the cover recording and material.
While YouTube’s standard license provides a thin layer of protection for publicly available songs, it does not guarantee that the song’s original copyright owner will automatically grant permission. This means that your cover may violate copyright. And deleted at any time.
There is nothing worse, especially when you have views, likes and subscribers.
The licenses required by law are called sync licenses and mechanical licenses for the song you want to cover and publish on YouTube.
Many music rights companies can help you obtain this license so that you can legally download, share, and publish your cover video without risk of removal or copyright infringement. Let’s do it.
One such company that can help you get a license is Cobalt Music.
In general, your request for copyright permission should be made in writing to the original publisher of the song to be covered. They will then review your request and decide whether to approve or deny it and whether to pay fees or royalties based on the digital “performance” of the song. Of course, it can be more expensive than it’s really worth – if you’re not careful.
It also means finding out the original copyright holders and song publishers, contacting them and then justifying which titles you want to cover and why. Their approval is not guaranteed.
Cobalt Music can do all this for you (there are other companies if you goggle “clear sync permissions”).
Instead of charging you, they upload your cover video to Youtube to MP3 on behalf of the original publisher, collect the YouTube ad revenue earned by your cover song, and share the revenue with their client (the copyright owner). , if… The song you chose to cover is in their catalog.
This way, removing sync rights costs you nothing
And you can publish and share your cover video legally and keep your views, likes, subscribers and followers c. Plus, now that you’ve also learned how to “tag” your covered music videos on YouTube to get more views, likes, and subscribers from the YouTube search engine, you can literally create a fan club even when you’re sleeping when you choose a song. cover is reasonably requested.
From there you can also sell MP3
Downloads of your cover song after clearing the mechanical rights of the song with tags and a link in the video description, using a simple song license and a service like CD Baby.
Mechanical rights allow you to record publish and distribute your music for sale on a “performance basis”. Buy one license for each copy you want to sell as a digital download or physical CD, and then attach the license to the actual sale if needed. So you buy more units.
Free downloads not only means that people
Who download listen to your music, but also pass it on to others, including their family and friends, who are interested in similar music. You should encourage people to share and comment on your music.
You can also issue CDs for a fee and print all your IDs on each CD label. Encourage them to share the CD or copy the music to another CD and share it with others. This way you can increase the number of listeners.
You should and should put your music on You Tube and remember to post short videos or pictures of the band playing the music and list upcoming events and shows. Remember to promote your social network logo everywhere.
Always check the scene with other bands and competitors.
They may do something new to promote their band where you can take the same idea and improvise, or they may do the same as you. But there are always more ideas to do.