- May 16, 2018
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You’re in UK, I’m in US. I’m speaking from my experience. Yes, you can cover songs freely without licenses, but they’ll have claims, in order to avoid claims you have to get licenses from all parties involved not only from the writers of the songs, but producers, record labels etc.A single song can have many licenses. With these licenses you are free to cover the song and monetize. Public domain songs lyrics are free to use but composition and other factors keep a video from being fully copyright “unclaimable”, but if you change it up enough there’s a chance nobody claims them and you’re able to fully monetize.Incorrect!
It no longer matters if a song is in the public domain, or you have a license and commercial use rights. If you didn't write it, YouTube will not monetize it even after you reach the review threshold. Please read my earlier post thoroughly. And if you don't want to believe me, then go to either the now-retired YouTube Help Forum, or the new YouTube help community and have a good look around. The help community can be found by going to the address below.
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