music rights

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

Jacquees vs Ella Mai - How to Legally Make Cover Songs

In case you missed the buzz on Twitter last week. The internet exploded when Jacquees’ cover of “Trip” by Ella Mai was removed from Soundcloud and Youtube. While the internet decided it was a hater move on the part of Ella Mai, her label made it clear it was business related and she had no say in the matter.

A better description is that it was a LEGAL matter. As T-Pain pointed out you CANNOT monetize material that does not belong to you. In simple words that is THEFT in legal terms it is copyright infringement.

So how do artists cover other people’s songs all the time and how was THIS different?

Follow the jump to find out!

Collecting Digital Royalties: Step By Step Guide for Artists & Producers

Collecting Digital Royalties: Step By Step Guide for Artists & Producers

If you are a producer or an indy artist you likely have digital royalties floating out there you have no idea you have. If your music is available for play on Pandora or any other streaming service then you likely have money waiting for you in the royalty ether.

This is how you collect it: