What does Affordable Song Licensing do?
We have years of experience following the steps outlined in Circular 73 to obtain compulsory mechanical licenses. We also offer the lowest fees online through a third party.
Our website has been designed for you to quickly and easily send us the information about your cover song(s). Click HERE to setup an account and submit the information about your project.
After we receive your information and payment, we track down the rights owner and provide you with a confirmation.
YouTube Licensing (Sync Licensing):
If you’re planning on putting a cover song up on YouTube, you’ll need to obtain a sync license from the rights holder/publisher. In many cases, the publishers grant permission in exchange for monetizing your YouTube video so that they receive the ad revenue. In these cases, no additional fees are required.
We charge a $15 fee to contact the appropriate publisher for your cover song. Any additional fees that the publisher might require are not included in that $15 fee. We offer the lowest fees online for this type of license, with other sites charging $99+ for YouTube cover song licenses.
Click HERE to setup an account and submit the information about your project (be sure to click “YouTube” for the format in the project details).
Have questions about your project and what kind of license you need? Give us a call at
Someone from our support team will gladly help you navigate any questions you may have about licensing your project.
What you need to know
A song has two copyrights:
the sound recording and the musical composition.
When you record a cover song, you are using the musical composition. The songwriter/composer of the song owns the composition’s copyright. In order to release your version of the songwriter/composer’s song, you need to acquire a mechanical license from the owner (either through the songwriter or the publisher).
That’s where we can help!
- Securing mechanical licenses
- YouTube Licensing (Sync Licensing)
- Songwriter and copyright holder research
- ISRC Code registration
- Digital proof of licensing
What we do for you
We have years of experience following the steps outlined in Circular 73 to obtain compulsory mechanical licenses. We also offer the lowest fees per song guaranteed.
Our website has been designed for you to quickly and easily send us the information about your cover song(s). After we receive your information, we track down the rights owner and provide you with a confirmation. At that point, you will receive an invoice from Affordable Song Licensing with your fees and calculated royalties.
We accept payment through Paypal* as well as check or money order. Once your payment clears, we send out a Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License and royalties to the copyright holder. You receive a downloadable Licensing Certificate after the notices and royalties have been sent.
* Paying through Paypal will include a 3% payment processing fee. To avoid this fee, checks can be made payable to Affordable Song Licensing LLC and sent to our Midwest office.