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  • Famous Artists

    That Covered

    Someone Else's



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  • Licensing A Song

    There are many examples of artists that have used another artists song

    and made it their own. This is 100%

    legal as long as the proper steps are


    The new artist must get permission from the original artist and get the

    proper license to perform that song.

    This is called a public performance


    The new artist must also receive a special license, called a mechanical

    license, from the copyright owner,

    which is usually held by the artist

    and publisher.

  • Famous Cover Songs

    Original Artist: Nine Inch Nails

    Johnny Cash played and recorded a cover of the Nine

    Inch Nails song Hurt in 2002.

    Johnny Cash revised the song, changed some of the words, and

    played it acoustically in his own

    unique style.

    He needed a mechanical license to record it.

  • I Love Rock & Roll

    If you have ever listened to a classic rock radio station or grew up in the 80s, you

    have heard this epic rock anthem.

    Truth is, it was not originally written by Joan Jett!

    Joan Jett recorded the new version of this anthem in 1981.

    Original Artist: Arrows

    (A 70s British Rock Band)

  • Hey Joe, I Took Your Song!

    Everyone has heard the song Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. He recorded it in 1966 for his

    iconic album, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

    But has anyone heard the song Hey Joe by the original artist, The Leaves?

    The earliest known recording was done in 1965 by The Leaves, but made famous and

    iconic by Jimi Hendrix.

    Original Artist: The Leaves

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    The world famous song, RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, is actually not her

    original song.

    Respect was actually written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965.

    Two years later in 1967, Aretha Franklin licensed the song and made

    it famous.

    Original Artist: Otis Redding

  • And I, Will Always Love You

    Whitney Houstons EPIC ballad from the movie soundtrack, The

    Bodyguard, was actually not her

    original song.

    It was originally recorded as a country song by Dolly Parton in


    Whitney Houstons version of the ballad was released in 1992.

    Original Artist: Dolly Parton

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun If you were a young girl growing

    up in the early 80s, you probably

    remember dancing to this

    American hit single.

    However, this rock chick anthem was actually written by a man!

    Robert Hazard is the original artist of this American girl

    anthem, as he recorded it in 1979.

    Original Artist: Robert Hazard

  • Contact Us

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    1998. There mission is to

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    productions of any size.


  • Johnny Cash Image: Page 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Johnny-




    Joan Jett Image: Page 4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jett_Rock


    Jimi Hendrix Image: Page 5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jimi_hen


    Aretha Franklin Image: Page 6 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aretha_Fr


    Image Attribution Whitney Houston Image: Page 7




    Cindy Lauper Image: Page 8


    yndi_Lauper2_cropped.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/469833






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