#1
Is there something you need to do to get permission to play cover songs at gigs? Or can you just play whatever cover songs you want and not worry about legal issues?
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#2
i dont think many artists are going to sue a no name local band because they played their song once.....

its a different story if you plan on covering a song on a cd. then you need permission.
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#3
Alright, just making sure...cuz I wanna stay on the safe side.
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#5
If it sold a load the band would probably want a cut.
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#7
Here's how it works for playing covers live. Venues pay fees to ASCAP & BMI for performance rights. Every venue that plays music and all restuarants pay this small fee each month which covers both agencies. Any songwriter worth anything belongs to one of those organizations.

There is also a "Fair use" law which lets really small places have a radio on or something, which is free.

As for the demo CD, you should record about 30 seconds of each song to give people a taste and fade out from there. Do not sell the demo.
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