More than 20,000 people have done covers of Libianca’s song and many of them have gone viral .Buju , Ruger , Dax , Portable and many superstars all did a cover of the song .

Knowing how hard YouTube and other streaming platforms are on copyright claims .

Do you think they are making some money from the Cover ? Well it is totally possible to monetize the Cover of a song you made and just like Sampling a song , you’ll need to obtain certain licenses to make that happen .

Doing a cover of a song is free , sampling a song is free but to cash out from it , you must get the necessary licenses .

So if your cover went viral and you want to make money from it , what do you do ?
You obtain what is known as Compulsory License and or Mechanical License .

Compulsory license means , an artiste can not stop you from doing the cover of their song but if you want to monetize the cover , it is either you pay them a fee or you guys get to divide the revenue coming in . So from every revenue you make , the original Creator gets a fraction of it .

Getting the licence is not always easy and some say it’s time consuming so they think it’s not worth it . If you do not get the licence, all you make might go to the original creator of the song .

Meaning they’ll feed on all the revenue you make from the cover . It is always good to know this and decide whether you want to monetize a cover or not .

If your YouTube channel is monetized , then monetizing a cover is automatic.

Another good thing is if you want to share the revenue made from the cover with the original creator , it happens automatically meaning YouTube does the split for you .

But if you do not want to split it , you’ll have to obtain all the licenses needed or pay an upfront fee .

“Covers” are a great thing to do as they can help you go viral in no time .

It is important to know it can be monetized too and you get to cash a lot from it . Our artistes need to study this and understand exactly how it works .

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Francis Isaac Akuki popularly known as Smilezee is an entrepreneur, a blogger/graphic designer, and actively involved in fintech. He hold a National Diploma Certificate From Federal Polytechnic Idah Kogi State and currently a student of Public Administration at Taraba State University, Jalingo. He also hold a diploma certificate in Computer Operating From Fatz Link Computer Institute Makurdi, BENUE State. Smilezee is passionate about technology and endeavors to promote it within his community and beyond. He’s the creative force behind the entertainment website Moreover, he’s widely acknowledged as the CEO of Smile Printing Center ABINSI, consistently striving to inspire others toward economic growth and development in his hometown of ABINSI.

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