A Mechanical License is the permission to record a new version of someone else's song (or to use an existing song for pressing a record).
This pays a royalty to the composer of the song for the right to use their song on the new audio recording you have produced.
The most common use of a Mechanical License is when recording a cover song.
A Mechanical License is also required whenever you obtain a Master License to use a recording that someone else made.
Mechanical Licenses are required no matter how small a portion of the song you use.
Thanks to the Compulsory Mechanical Licensing Law, our partners can help you license any song in any quantity and the copyright holder cannot reject the license. Mechanical Licenses should be secured before distribution.
Records manufacturers require Proof of Licensing before they press.
Online stores require Proof of Licensing before they will publish your release.
If you fail in supplying a Proof of Licensing, your song may be taken down for copyright infringement.
Our partners Loudr and Easy Song Licensing specialize in Mechanical Licenses.
They will help you get a Mechanical License quickly and easily.
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