Can I Register a Cover Song?

No - you cannot register cover songs within your Songtrust account.

You can only register songs for which you claim a share of the composition. This is because Songtrust only collects on behalf of the composition, and you must be considered the original owner/writer of a song in order to claim a share of the composition. Because covers are not considered new, original material, you are unable to collect royalties on the composition share of any cover song you record and release.

 

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