Am I allowed to change one word in the lyrics?

Answer:

Cover Song Licensing
No. One of the limitations of the Compulsory Law is that changes to the lyrics or fundamental melody of the song are not allowed. This includes single words like changing "he" to "she", and other small changes.

Custom Licensing
If you want permission to change ANY lyrics or the fundamental melody, you will need approval from the copyright holder. We can help you make your request with our Custom Licensing services.
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