What is a cover song?


A cover song is a new recording of a previously released song that someone else wrote. For example, if you record your band playing your version of a Bob Dylan or Cole Porter song, your new recording is called a "cover song" or "cover".

To release a cover song, you need permission from the copyright owner of the composition. This is usually the songwriter or their publisher. On your own, getting permission can be tricky.

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