Best practices for creating and uploading a cover version

Based on current copyright legislation, you always need permissions or the appropriate licenses if you would like to cover a copyrighted song in public as is the case when publishing a track on SoundCloud. Permissions or licenses may be needed for both the composition rights and the sound recording rights, depending on whether you're using a part of an original sound recording or have provided the vocals and played all the instruments.

While some producers and publishers are fine with third parties using their material, some others are not and do not want their works used without explicit consent.

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