Cover Songs on YouTube – Are they legal?

Cover Songs on YouTube – Are they legal?

In this video, I tackle the confusing rules around performing cover songs on YouTube and provide some clarity about what you can and can’t do when covering songs on YouTube.

You have no doubt noticed that there are literally thousands of channels generating millions of views from performing cover songs. What you may not know is that the copyright holders get to choose if and how their songs are used on YouTube.

If you are planning to perform a cover song on YouTube, checkout the link below for YouTube’s “Music Policies”, where you can search by artist and song time to determine if a song you plan to cover may be blocked or muted, or if the copyright holder allows it to be used and it is eligible for revenue sharing.

For more information, head to YouTube’s Music Policies page –
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