So many things to think about, so little time? Here’s the answer in 4 simple steps!
- Go to the ‘Manage Stores‘ section of the release page.
2. Pick the stores you want as normal. Don’t worry about covers restrictions for the moment!
3. Select Exclude these Territories, then in the Territories field, enter the five countries that require licences to distribute covers: Canada, United States (the), Mexico, India, and Pakistan. The territories section should now look like this:
At the moment, this is excluding those five countries from all the stores listed in the ‘Stores‘ section.
4. Now, we’re going to remove the stores that don’t need a mechanical licence: Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Saavn, Nuuday, Anghami, Tidal, and KKBox. We don’t need to exclude those five countries from them. We’ll do this by clicking on the cross next to their names.
Nice, you’re done! This only excludes those five countries from stores where they would need a mechanical licence. It’ll be distributed as normal to the other eight selected stores in this example.
📌 Please note! RouteNote is unable to distribute any covers to Korean service providers (Melon, Bugs!, Flo, Vibe, and Genie) without written permission from the original artist.
If you can obtain written permission from the original artist for your cover version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any evidence, including your username and the UPC of the release.
Have a watch of the video below for more info on cover songs!
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