Compulsory Mechanical License
(Cover Song Licensing for audio only)
$12 PER SONG
+ ROYALTIES OWED
(Royalties are calculated based on the format and quantity of your release; Learn more HERE )
This is all it takes to license your cover song.
- No need for volume discounts.
- No annual memberships for discounted rates.
- No surprise fees.
- No add-ons or labels to make your license appear more official.
JUST $12 PER SONG + ROYALTIES OWED
INCLUDED WITH YOUR LICENSING FEES
ASL Experts are available by email or phone Monday - Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm EST. If you have any questions about your project or whether your song requires a license, feel free to contact our support team and one of our Experts will help get you the answers you need.
Note that we are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice to you. You should not rely on any information from ASL as legal advice. If you need legal advice, contact an attorney experienced in music industry matters located in your state.
- Read our frequently asked questions to see if we might already have the answers you’re looking for.
- Call us: (323) 776-6475
When you send the information about your cover song to Affordable Song Licensing, we search for and find the copyright holder at no additional cost. If we cannot find the copyright holder, we will notify you and refund your payment.
Once we have sent off the Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License and royalties to the copyright holder(s), we send you a downloadable Mechanical Licensing Certificate stating that all of the steps required to obtain a compulsory license have been fulfilled. This is what you will keep as a record to show any manufacturers or distributors that require proof of licensing.
48 Hour Turnaround Time
After your payment is received, one of the ASL Experts will search for your song’s copyright holder(s), fill out your paperwork, and email your Mechanical Licensing Certificate within 2 business days (48 business hours). Most times, Mechanical Licensing Certificates are sent much sooner.