Don’t commit the crime if you want to pass moderation in time.
If we do ask you to prove that you’re allowed to use the original samples, the best way to do it is always to have creator of the original track you’ve sampled email us directly at email@example.com, including:
- the UPC of your release
- your username in the email
If you want to sample any part of a popular track published by a major label, they are very unlikely to give you permission to use them in a commercial release. We’d have to reject any release using high profile samples without rights or permission.
Have a watch of the video below for more info on cover songs!
More on cover releases:
Can I upload cover songs with RouteNote?
What should I put in the P line if my release is a cover?
Can I choose ‘soundtrack’ as my genre if the release is a cover?
What is a cover song?
How do I license a cover?
How do I credit the original artist if my release is a cover?
Which stores and territories can I send a cover track to?
What should I put in the C line if my release is a cover?
How do I format stores and territories for a cover release without a mechanical license?