Cover Song Licensing

Protect yourself from copyright claims on cover songs, without the hassle. We've partnered with Royalty Solutions to offer two different pricing options to clear your cover songs.

  1. Freedom of Choice

    Pick the license that fits your needs - choose a standard license or limited license based on how many downloads and streams you’ll receive.

  2. Fast & Efficient

    Royalty Solutions offers the music clearance services you need. Request a mechanical license within minutes and you’ll be good to go in a matter of days.

  3. Smart Tracking

    Royalty Solutions keeps track of your license to make sure everyone gets their fair share of every sale. We’ll make sure your license never expires.


  1. £?

    Standard License

    Best suited for artists who intend to sell more than 500 digital downloads (units) Pay-as-you-go processing fees assessed quarterly Covered forever

  2. £?

    Limited License

    Best suited for artists who intend to sell less than 500 digital downloads (units) Pre-pay all fees, even if units are unsold Re-licensing, converting to a Standard License, or ending the sale of the download is required once 500 units are sold

More Info

What is a Mechanical License?

A mechanical license for cover songs gives you the right to reproduce and distribute a copyrighted song on a permanent digital download.*

*The mechanical license provided by Royalty Solutions only covers digital downloads. You will need an additional license if you choose to physically distribute your cover song.

Who is Royalty Solutions?

Royalty Solutions is a partner that provides mechanical licenses for TuneCore distributed tracks through

How do I know if I need one?

If you have created a recording of a song that was written, recorded, and previously released by another artist, this is classified as a cover song. No matter how unique and different your version is, someone else legally owns the song and is therefore entitled to royalties. By requesting a mechanical license, you are ensuring that the original creator of the song is getting their fair share of the sales of the cover.