Date: January 13, 2011
When you post your music on YouTube, how do you handle the rights to anything that is not your own music when posting? Someone asked me this, and I do not know the answer to it. In other words-if you want to make and sell a CD by recording yourself singing other people's music-then put it on YouTube, is it legal to do that, or do you need special permission to post? Mechanical licensing has been obtained for all selections for the CD recording itself, but is it now legal to post on YouTube without any further permissions? Does the person need a synch or master license in addition, or does the mechanical license also include permission to post on YouTube?
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