What is a mechanical license?

The opposite of noncompliance, is getting a mechanical license!

Don’t let technical terms put you off, RouteNote is here to put it simply!

If you are wanting to distribute a piece of music that covers someone else’s music, you might need to look into getting a mechanical license to prove you have the rights to distribute this content. This doesn’t apply to content that is free to use or in the public domain!

Essentially, a mechanical license is an agreement between a music user and the owner of a copyrighted composition (song).

A mechanical license must include a license number, valid date, valid source and valid info on the track being covered.

Want to obtain a mechanical license for your cover track? There are a few options out there, such as:

Email any documented permission/mechanical licenses to moderation@routenote.com, with the UPC of your release.

Please note that you can also distribute cover tracks through RouteNote without a mechanical license.

Check out are video below for more information on mechanical licenses!

In the meantime feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns!

See also:
Can I upload cover songs with RouteNote?
How do I licence a cover?
What type of royalties do RouteNote collect?

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